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I have been fortunate to lead SIO since September 2006, at which time we were largely focused on campus recruitment for financial services organisations against a backdrop of high inward investment into Scotland by our members. I had recently returned to Scotland after several years abroad working in asset management. I saw a great chance to highlight the diverse and challenging career opportunities on offer to the next generation of talent.
In the period following we reshaped the organisation …
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We're delighted to announce that we are hiring for a new Chief Executive to lead SIO in its next chapter.
From our origins supporting the attraction of talent into the industry, today SIO works hand in hand with our members to develop the skills and capabilities we'll need to lead the industry into the future. Download the job description to find out more about the role and how to apply. We are happy to talk flexible working.
Closing date for applications is …
Jun 6, 2017No CommentsRead More
Our recent SIO Forum event saw a lively debate around the interpretation and implementation of MiFID II regulations. Facilitated by a panel from HSBC and hosted by BNY Mellon, approximately 40 operations managers gathered to discuss market structure changes, permitted inducements, research unbundling and transaction reporting. What was clear from the event is that all organisations are facing similar challenges and there is still a degree of uncertainty which will make the 3rd January go- …
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Morgan Stanley 2018 Operations Summer Analyst Programme - Now Open for Application The Operations Summer Analyst Program gives students an introduction to the Financial Services industry and the Operations Division, as well as an opportunity to develop the personal and professional competencies necessary to be successful within the Division. You be will be placed within a team best aligned to your skills, and will be provided with classroom and on-the-job training to develop a thorough …
Feb 15, 2017No Comments
After a busy start to the year I am finally getting to some key reading I had set aside. At the top of the pile was a timely white paper from the World Economic Forum entitled Realizing Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, An Agenda for Leaders to Shape the Future of Education, Gender and Work.
As colleagues will know SIO has very deliberately re-positioned itself in recent times to focus on three strategic priorities; Connecting Leaders, Developing the Workforce and …
People are the key asset to all functions in the Financial Services Industry. How we attract and retain talent has changed dramatically with technology also changing at a rapid pace. Regulation, technology and other factors are now redefiing the skills and roles within the industry. It’s key that we need to adapt to continue to be successful.
Come and join us and our panel of experienced practitioners at the SIO Forum on August 22nd to engage with your colleagues and hear views on the changing landscape. We'll share some of the innovative ideas being explored to address the sourcing and management challenges we all face. The panel currently is confirmed to include colleagues from across the industry and beyond who will share insights and answer any questions you might have on the subject:
- Margaret Johnson, Head of Human Resources at Morgan Stanley, Director of SIO, Chair of the GEL People and Skills Group for Finance & Business Services
- Mark Smith, Employability and Community Lead, Standard Life
- Laura Thorburn, Associate Director, Change Recruitment Group
- Ian Hanson, Sector Manager for Financial and Business Services, Skills Development Scotland
We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to join in with this important discussion. Please follow the link for further details and registration: http://www.sio.org.uk/event/sio-forum-sourcing-and-managing-talent