Coronavirus Update 17.3.2020
17 March 2020

We continue to closely monitor the situation and guidelines issued by the Government of Jersey on a daily basis and would uge that you also keep an on their website (gov.je/health/coronavirus).

Recruitment remains active and for us ...

We continue to closely monitor the situation and guidelines issued by the Government of Jersey on a daily basis and would uge that you also keep an on their website (gov.je/health/coronavirus).

Recruitment remains active and for us it is business as usual, however. as expected, many of our clients have put in a place a policy for skype/conference style interviews in place of face to face meetings.  This should not effect the recruitment process in any way.

For the time being we continue to offer both face to face and skype interviews and offer the facility for our candidates interviewing with clients the use of our office where appropriate. If this changes we will let you know.  The health and wellbeing of everyone is of paramount importance and we have taken steps to ensure our offices are as safe as possible in which to to work and visit.

Should we be required to work remotely we would like to reassure everyone that this will in no way interfere with the service we provide to our cadidates and clients.  We have the infrastructure and capability to do this with immediate effect.

If you have any questions at all please do get in touch with our team.

 

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Invest in yourself to make the switch
13 March 2020

INVEST IN YOURSELF TO MAKE THE SWITCH

We regularly meet candidates looking to transition into trainee finance roles. They come from all ...

INVEST IN YOURSELF TO MAKE THE SWITCH

We regularly meet candidates looking to transition into trainee finance roles. They come from all areas, including tradespeople, retail, hospitality etc. Very often it is clear that they have the transferable skills to enable the transition but this is not always sufficient by itself to convince a potential employer. One consideration that has been endorsed by clients, is for the candidate to commence an appropriate professional qualification. For example, someone interested in Private Clients might consider the entry level STEP qualification, someone seeking a role in Corporate/Fund Administration may consider the equivalent in ICSA, for budding Compliance professionals perhaps start the ICA. The list goes on but you get my drift. The entry level courses for these qualifications are not overly expensive and by self-funding, the candidate is demonstrating pro-activity and commitment. Investment in their professional selves could help deliver the outcome they so clearly want. Further, if successful in getting a trainee position, the majority of local organisations will gladly sponsor through the latter stages. If you are genuinely looking to make the switch, consider investing in yourself in order to optimise your chances of success.

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Action for Happiness!
03 March 2020

We live in stressful times and 'mindfulness' is the perfect way to manage our wellbeing.  This action calendar will set out some 'happiness' goals for you each day.  We hope you get the benefit from it like we ...

We live in stressful times and 'mindfulness' is the perfect way to manage our wellbeing.  This action calendar will set out some 'happiness' goals for you each day.  We hope you get the benefit from it like we have.  Take a look at this amazing website by following the link below.

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars

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Coronavirus
28 February 2020

Many of you will be attending interviews over the coming months and businesses are putting safeguard policies in place to protect against the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the island.
Recruitment will continue as usual, ...

Many of you will be attending interviews over the coming months and businesses are putting safeguard policies in place to protect against the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the island.
Recruitment will continue as usual, however there may be cases where interviews take place via skype or conference calls, if necessary.
The government has put together some very helpful information and we would recommend you follow the link below at your earliest opportunity and to regularly re-visit to be aware of the countries affected.
https://www.gov.je/Health/IllnessVaccine/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx#anchor-3

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Jersey EU Settlement Scheme
14 February 2020

As you will no doubt be aware from the news, the UK left the EU at 11pm on 31 January 2020. As a Crown Dependency, Jersey is subject to UK Immigration and ...

As you will no doubt be aware from the news, the UK left the EU at 11pm on 31 January 2020. As a Crown Dependency, Jersey is subject to UK Immigration and Nationality Laws and also forms part of the Common Travel Area, which allows free movement between the UK and other Crown Dependencies.   As a result of the UK leaving the EU, the status of EU citizens living in the UK and Jersey will change.  The UK government as part of its BREXIT withdrawal negotiations reached a deal with the EU to operate a scheme known as the ‘EU Settlement Scheme’, which will allow EU citizens to remain in the UK after 31 December 2020. The Government of Jersey is operating its own version of this scheme, to ensure that EU citizens who live in the Island, making a valuable contribution to our community, are able to stay. The Jersey EU Settlement Scheme will mean:

  • settled status will be granted to successful applicants who have been continuously living in Jersey for a total of five years or more by 31 December 2020, allowing them to continue to live and work in Jersey. They will also be able to apply for British nationality a year after being granted settled status
  • pre-settled status will be granted to those applicants who fulfil all the requirements of the application but have been living in Jersey for less than five years. After they have completed five years residence they can then apply for settled status
  • family members who are living with, or join, EU citizens in Jersey by 31 December 2020 will also be able to apply for settled status, after five years in the Island
  • close family members (spouses, civil and unmarried partners, dependent children and grandchildren, and dependent parents and grandparents) will be able to join EU citizens in the Island (where the family relationship existed on 31 December 2020)

For more information on the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme and how to apply for ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-Settled’ status, please visit the gov.je website: https://www.gov.je/Government/Brexit/SettledStatus/Pages/SettlementScheme.aspx

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Happy Brexit Day
31 January 2020

Whichever side of the coin you fall (e.g pro or against Brexit), it seems that most people are at least somewhat relieved from ...

Whichever side of the coin you fall (e.g pro or against Brexit), it seems that most people are at least somewhat relieved from ending what felt like indefinite uncertainty.

From a local recruitment perspective, we perceive this to have had a positive effect, the volume of vacancies released to us from our clients has certainly picked up and this does appear to positively correlate with Boris’s winning permission gained on the 20th December 2019.

This certainty has afforded us what Donald Rumsfeld (US Secretary of Defence, 2002) termed the “known knowns”, we at least know we are leaving! It is the “known unknowns” and also the “unknown unknowns” (again coined by Rumsfeld, 2002) that we hope Mr Johnson and his Brexit team navigate as best as possible.

Whether you align with Brexit or Remain, today marks an historic moment in British history and maybe, just maybe, a toast this evening to the known knowns might be in order.

From the team at Excel – Happy Brexit Day!

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How to Beat Stress in the Workplace
26 April 2019

Did you know that April is national stress month? Well it is and whilst it is said that as people we need a certain amount of stress in order optimise our performance at work, it is ...

Did you know that April is national stress month? Well it is and whilst it is said that as people we need a certain amount of stress in order optimise our performance at work, it is well known that excessive stress levels can lead to physical, emotional and behavioural problems. 

Adverse levels of stress will not only impact on professional relationships,  it will most likely also have a negative influence on personal relationships and life outside of work. Too much stress can lead to relatively minor problems such as lack of sleep, headaches or irritability to much graver issues such as contributing to potentially terminal illnesses including heart disease and high blood pressure.

This article authored by Paul Petrone and published on LinkedIn shares the results of a survey recently conducted that captured feedback by almost 3,000 people reveals almost half (49%) report feeling stressed at work. Thankfully, it also offers some advice in terms of reducing stress whilst at work. We hope you find it interesting and most importantly useful in helping you manage your stress levels. 



Ben@Excel

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