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The gender pay gap is myth that has passed its sell-by date

Sarah McParland, Lusona MD shares her thoughts on the gender pay gap..    We’re told repeatedly about the UK’s endemic pay gap between the sexes – a depressing gulf that divides our men and womenfolk and is threatening to widen to Grand...

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Financial Services Apprenticeships

Chris Connelly , director of Financial Services at Lusona, expresses his frustration at Scottish politicians in his bid to get a not-for-profit financial planning apprenticeship scheme off the ground   During all election campaigns, every party suddenly starts making an awful lot...

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Mothers, you can't have it all...

Latest blog from Sarah McParland, Lusona Managing Director.  I was surprised to see claims that more than three quarters of working mothers have experienced pregnancy or maternity-related discrimination. Apparently, they are missing out on promotion, being denied training, and even...

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January: Out with the Old and in with the New- or is it?

Many of us enter into a New Year with an idea of what we want to achieve or something we desire to stop or change.  More than often career is in the mix. Maybe for you it is a consideration...

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The Trouble with Salary Surveys

What exactly do I mean by a ‘Salary Survey’ is, I suppose, the first question to answer. A Salary Survey is a report which is published by various sources but most notably by Recruitment Companies which purports to offer a...

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Counteroffer Acceptance

Road to Career Ruin A raise won’t permanently cushion thorns in the nest!   By Paul Hawkinson   Mathew Henry, the 17th century writer said, “Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gray colors that are but skin deep.” The...

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Act 2015 received Royal Assent in March 2015 and already certain corporate aspects of the Act have come into force. Our below blog outlines the changes to be aware of.   Parts 7 and 8 of...

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Skills Shortages in the IT Sector

While vacancies are flowing, the real challenge lies with finding candidates with cutting edge skills for the constantly evolving sector.   Employers demand for data management analysis, user-friendly websites, business transformation and increased security is shaping recruitment within the IT sector....

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How to Develop your Talent

  So, it finally looks like we are coming out of a recession period – business priorities have shifted. Holding on to the top talent within your business will need to be top of your list! Typically, as economies come out of...

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IT Career Paths – Certification vs. Degree

           Rob Hilley, our specialist Consultant for Technology and Business Intelligence shares his views on      pursuing solid commercial working experience or furthering your education when choosing a career in IT.      Years of engaging with both applicants and hiring managers has taught...

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