Women in Finance Charter – Gender Diversity Plan 2021

Gender Diversity Plan Bruin recognises that diversity is imperative to all workplaces and is proud to pledge our support for gender balance across financial services. Our Gender Diversity Plan is a public commitment to maintain strong gender balance across the talent pipeline, proactively manage gender pay equity, effectively implement gender equality policies and practices, and…

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Bruin shortlisted for REC diversity award

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) recently announced their 2021 Awards shortlist, with Bruin recognised in the inaugural Diversity Champion of the Year category.   This award is aimed at companies that have successfully demonstrated diversity and inclusivity on multiple levels within their organisation.   The REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) Awards showcase the UK’s…

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#100BlackInterns – Giselle Gyampoh

Below is an experience from one of our recent 100 Black Interns, Giselle Gyampoh, who was an intern here at Bruin for 6 weeks to gain crucial experience and training within industry.   ‘I interned this summer at Bruin Financial as part of the 100 Black Interns Scheme. I initially did not know what the…

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Bruin shortlisted for D&I Award

Bruin has once again been recognised by the Talent International Annual Recruitment Awards (TiARAs) as one of 50 of the UK’s best staffing firms. Bruin is extremely proud to have won the Diversity & Inclusion category in 2019 and 2020, and has once again been shortlisted for the 2021 award, sponsored by Blackwood Capital. The…

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EUROPE MARKET COMMENTARY, Q2 2021

INTRODUCTION Last The start of the delayed Euro 2020 tournament was not the only reason for a lift in spirits across the European market. There was a real sense of the start of a thriving job market as clients were starting to re-open previously closed positions and discussions last quarter about potential roles were coming…

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Gender Diversity: Insight Series

Bruin began to analyse gender focused recruitment market trends in 2014 with the publication of the Bruin WiFI Index, a regular report capturing the representation and engagement of women in financial institutions. At the time, gender was widely seen as a relatively niche side issue for the industry and entirely the focus of HR or…

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HR & SECRETARIAL MARKET COMMENTARY, Q2 2021

  INTRODUCTION Q2 2021 has seen the continuation of high volumes of  recruitment within HR and a very apparent fight for talent as all candidates are in multiple processes.  The brands that have seen success in the attraction and retention of talent have acted swiftly as the Financial Services market continues to be robust during…

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Social Mobility: Insight Series

Social mobility refers to the facility for movement from one social or economic position to another. Britain has some of the lowest social mobility in the developed world and the financial services sector is particularly reflective of this lack of equality. Recent research found that 41% of employees in financial services had parents working in…

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SALES & MARKETING MARKET COMMENTARY, Q2 2021

Market Overview  The second quarter of 2021 can be described as a period of recovery. The recruitment market bounced back as the financial services industry is slowly recovering from 2020 and the uncertainty of the beginning of 2021. Salespeople are back on the road and potential clients are more willing to have face to face…

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UK & REGIONAL MARKET COMMENTARY, Q2 2021

Market Overview  INTRODUCTION As we end Q2 of 2021, it seems the market have seen many changes in regards to candidate availability and the level of hiring throughout each specialism. Below you will find our insights into each area.   Finance From the end of Q1 through to now we have seen a massive increase…

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