Back to News
Search by
Filter by
Pexels Scott Webb 305833
​Climate Risk in the Financial Services Sector

Following on from COP26 in 2021, it’s become clear that businesses will need to place increased focus on climate change, and their efforts to reduce its effects, in 2022 and beyond. Bearing th...

Vlad Deep M Cqi3 Mlj C4 E Unsplash
IFRS 17: What you need to know before the deadline

IFRS 17, the new Insurance Contracts Standard, represents a complete overhaul of the accounting for insurance contracts, which will result in major changes for the industry. Originally envisaged ...

Memento Media Z Cz6ri Ussie Unsplash
What should you wear in an interview? We asked the experts.

Suited and booted remains the preferred attire for interviews, but a less formal approach is also gaining momentum​Interviews have had quite the shakeup in recent times thanks to the pandemic and t...

Carlos Muza Hpj Sk U2 Uysu Unsplash (1)
Open Finance is on the horizon

Earlier this year, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a feedback statement following a call for increased input relating to the development of Open Finance. The progression of Op...

Article Headers Merje (30)
Sustainable Procurement: The Key to Net-Zero?

​As the final tos-and-fros of COP26 subside and the dust settles on a ‘something is better than nothing’ summit, the Procurement community in the UK has begun to consider what impact this has on th...

Kristin Wilson Z3htkd H Uh5w Unsplash
UK Workforce Expects Flexible Working Options To Stay

​Over 90% of MERJE’s recruitment team have experienced candidates saying they are not interested in a role based on the lack of remote working flexibility on offer We asked our 20,500 LinkedIn foll...

Meets Round Up
Our Approach to Sustainability

At the start of July, UK chancellor Rishi Sunak published a roadmap for reforming capital markets, boosting opportunities for green finance and investment and protecting access to cash. His vision ...

Pexels Alena Koval 886521
Greenwashing: ​How business leaders can avoid it

Concerns around businesses labelling their own investments as ‘green’, even when they might not have the credentials to back up their claims, has led to experts establishing the Green Technical Adv...

Sigmund E Tg Mf Fzro Gc Unsplash
Hybrid Working: The rise of workplace flexibility

​As the world heals and adjusts to a new normal following peak COVID, the typical working model is also shifting, almost to the point of being in a state of flux.Some people are desperate to return...

Wysd 2021 Banner
World Youth Skills Day 2021: Useful information for employers and young people

World Youth Skills Day takes place on June 15 and is an occasion which affords an opportunity for training institutions and businesses to acknowledge the importance of equipping young people with s...

Money 2696219 1920
The next big thing: Green Finance

​As World Environment Day takes place on June 5 and we all join the fight against global warming and CO2 emissions, green and sustainable issues are quickly reaching critical mass for Financial Ser...

Welcome To Merje Banner (18)
MERJE Insights: The Future Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

​By Ryan Swann, Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Think MoneyPioneering scientist Marian Diamond famously said: “If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.”The same ethos applies fo...

Welcome To Merje Banner (20)
The importance of paying salaries in line with the market

​Without any doubt, the events of the past 12 months and the ongoing pandemic have had a huge impact on the employment market. This has resulted in people reflecting on and re-evaluating their role...

Welcome To Merje Banner (21)
MERJE Insights: “There will be lots of enduring changes accelerated or created by the pandemic. The ones which stick will include the ‘rules’ around the way we work and think about resourcing.

​Rhythm Solutions Co-Founder Nick Websdell discusses whether Covid-19 has changed the way we work forever and examines if the ‘fractional’ model is becoming more relevant.Rhythm, which provides ris...

Accounting 6063321 1280
The IR35 Changes: A quick guide to what the new rules mean

​IR35 changes have come into force, resulting in some self-employed workers having their tax status changed as of April 2021.The private sector reform was due to take place in April last year, but ...

Roadmap To Recruitment Recovery
MERJE’s Roadmap to Recruitment Recovery: What your business needs to do next

​We all recognise and understand that the past 12 months haven't been easy for businesses, bringing with them unprecedented challenges and obstacles. However, as new Government Covid-19 guidelines ...

Gre
It’s time to ‘spring clean’ your career

​The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up, meaning that spring has officially sprung! So, what better time than now to consider achieving your ambitions with a career revamp?We hav...

Woman 5807313 1920
Much Ado about Job Hopping: A look at the positives and negatives of quickly switching from job to job

​For many years it has been a fairly common opinion that candidates with a multitude of short-term jobs behind them are undesirable employees. However, the employment market has changed dramaticall...

Happy Balloons
How to promote a culture of well-being as employees working from home during the pandemic suffer from burnout

​In a recent survey, B2B software search site Capterra found that almost three-quarters (71%) of UK workers have reported experiencing a certain degree of “burnout” while working from home during t...

Remote Interview
How Covid-19 and remote interviewing has simplified the hiring process and driven down costs

​There is no doubt that the coronavirus has had a significant impact on the jobs market, the results of which are still unfolding and will undoubtedly have long-term effects on the industry as a wh...