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Indirect Tax – Facing up to The Talent Gap… by Guy Barrand

The market for Indirect Tax talent is candidate constrained as never before. Whether the Indirect Tax profession has grown to the stage whereby there’s simply not enough to talent to go round or whether nerves around the current political/national uncertainties are playing a part (a combination of both I suspect), there’s no doubt that ‘shortlists’ for roles are getting shorter. Read More

Imperfection the key to Perfection – by Tariq Siraj

 

I read all the time about the gap between the skills that businesses need and the availability of those skills coming through from the outside world. More importantly, as a headhunter, I also see it playing out day after day.

This morning on my train I read a really interesting opinion piece on this by Nick Russell – a Director at engineering firm Thomasons: http://dev2.cityam.com/263562/universities-and-businesses-must-work-together-engineer Read More

CHOOSE LIFE…by Tariq Siraj

They say sports and politics should never mix, but they do share a common trait – certainly in recent times – in that both have largely helped debunk the myth of the ‘all-knowing commentator’. Time and again the pollsters, forecasters, pundits and predictors get it wrong. Life, it seems, does not play out according to stats, simulations or rankings. Read More

The CV is not dead! by Tariq Siraj

It’s hard to remember a time when the traditional CV wasn’t ‘outdated’, when someone somewhere wasn’t trying to disrupt the recruitment market with the latest alternative.

I’ve always been drawn to this idea. While all else around us is driven and updated by the latest technological trends, the great old ‘paper’ CV has stubbornly remained. However, whilst I generally embrace the new and the digital, I am yet to be convinced that a better option exists. Read More

BLT SURVEY SNIPPET

Did you know that if you work in-house in Indirect Tax, you’re most likely to have a car allowance to top up your base salary if you work in the Retail & Consumer Goods space? Other sectors that also score well on the likelihood of getting a car allowance are Energy, Mining, Utilities and Pharmaceutical companies. It makes a difference when base salaries are commonly on a more equal footing across all sectors these days.

There’s a lot to digest in BLT’s Indirect Tax Market Report 2018, so over the coming weeks we’ll highlight a few of the items that you might not have spotted amongst the mass of data! If you haven’t yet received received your copy of the Report do drop me a note to gnb@blt.co.uk

 

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