Resources for hiring managers
Good hiring processes
We have advised clients on all aspects of the process over the years, but here are some of the key things we would advise you to consider.
Why work with a recruiter?
Is in-housing of recruitment functions a good idea? Here is our case for working with external specialists.
Why you need to train your staff how to interview
A process is only as good as the people who run it.
Recruitment process & brand building
The candidate experience begins long before you first speak to a candidate, and their impression can be crucial to your brand.
Executive Search vs Contingent Recruitment
Which model is best for your vacancy?
Why you should be writing a good job description
Not writing a job description is a shortcut which could work against you when hiring.
Inducting new staff
One of the main reasons we are given by people looking for a new job is that they feel they have "never settled" at a firm.
Common reasons firms find it difficult to hire
Some firms struggle to attract talented staff. Here, we highlight some of the common hiring errors people make.
Hiring the right people Pt 1
In the first of Fram’s two-part guide, we discuss successful interviewing strategies from an employee’s point of view.
Hiring the right people Pt 2
Most companies want employees who actively wish to work for them. In part 2, we discuss why you also need to sell your firm to candidates.
The true cost of hiring
The average wrong hire costs an organisation 2.5 times the annual salary of the employee.
Is the client always right?
Clients who make full use of their recruiter’s expertise, will gain far more from the relationship. Here's how to get the most out of your recruiter.
The asset management sales interview
What really matters? Here are some of the things we feel firms are interested in assessing.
People & growth strategies
How to effectively manage a remote team
Private Client Investment Management
Understanding who you need to hire
Family Offices & staff retention
Why culture and career development matter at a family office
The psychological contract
When employees leave a firm within the first six months, it is often because the role “hasn’t lived up to expectations”. This is where the psychological contract comes in.
Growing a successful boutique or family office
We are often asked to help boutiques and family offices achieving their long-term plan through hiring experienced professionals.
Natural born managers?
How is a good manager made? Is it better to hire internally or externally for management positions?
Growing a company?
There comes a point when growing businesses need a full-time Finance Manager or CFO. Here are some important things to consider.
What is your firm's culture and values?
It’s our experience that firms who know who they are, are usually the best at securing the talent they want.
A route to growth - hire a team?
Investment management firms are increasingly looking to hire individuals who can transfer assets.
Managing up & remote working
Managing up: "being the most effective employee you can be, creating value for your boss and your company."
People strategy in a recession
"Often the best solution to a management problem is the right person"
Edwin G Booz, 1914
Research & Industry insights
Business confidence survey - Feb 21
On COVID, Brexit and flexible working
Oct 2020 follow up survey - the great divide?
Our follow up to our major Working from Home survey
June 2020 survey - the Future of the World of Work
Coronavirus, flexible working & the war for talent
What makes a good COO?
Chief Operating Officers are crucial to a business
Governance, flexibility & the Family Office
A family office must clearly set out the family’s values and long term aims
Working from home and compliance
What are the risk and compliance issues around remote working?
CFOs - can you play a bad hand well?
Four areas key to CFOs navigating these challenging times
Leadership during a crisis
Peter F Drucker
The ever-changing world of intermediary sales
COVID has slowed the boom, but what will the future hold?
COVID, PEST & the CEO/CMO relationship
Now, more than ever, financial services needs the relationship between the CEO and CMO to be functioning well
The seesaw - a career in Collections & Recoveries
COVID has caused a surge in demand. What are the skills and traits required?
The complete Compliance Officer
A Compliance Officer is a must-have for any regulated firm. What skills should firms be looking for?
What makes a good Investment Analyst?
We’ve seen a real growth in roles in Investment Analysis of late.
Female Sales Directors?
There has been a lot of progress with gender diversity in financial services, but there is still an astonishing lack of diversity in senior sales roles. Why?
Traits of the 'Super value adders'
Some placements just stand out and clients frequently talk about them over the years - these are often the 'Super value adders'
Wealth Management post COVID
The wealth management industry will inevitably change and COVID may be seen as a major catalyst for this change
The rise of the FinTechs
Having worked with a number of FinTechs, we take an in depth look at an exciting and dynamic industry.
Private Equity & gender diversity
Despite the dramatic correlation between diversity and financial outcomes, private equity is lagging behind.
Diversity in Financial Services
A great deal of work has been done around diversity in recent years, and the financial services industry is at the forefront of the change.
Law and Accountancy
How are the two industries developing as they face parallel challenges of cost pressures, technology and provision of new services?
Wealth Management salary guidance
Headline salaries don’t seem to have moved much since the credit crisis, which means a drop after inflation.
The CEO challenge
The lifespan of the largest companies is shortening, as is the tenure of the CEO’s. We take a closer look into this world.
Interviews & videos
Interview with Hugi Clarke - Feb 2021
Hugi Clarke, Partner at Foresight Group, on remote management, client care and the outlook for 2021.
Interview with Ian Cadby - Feb 2021
Ian Cadby, CEO of Tiller Tech, on to which extent does FinTech has the potential to disrupt traditional asset management?
Interview with John Jenkins - Jan 2021
John Jenkins, CEO of Haydock Finance, on managing through a crisis, trends in the asset finance world, and the economic outlook.
Interview with James Fleming - Jan 2021
James Fleming, the former CEO of the multi-family office Sandaire, on the UHNW sector and the wider wealth management industry.
Interview with Keith Grindlay - Jan 2021
Macro economist Keith Grindlay on the prospects for the UK economy, the Biden administration, and COVID.
Podcast with the Zone Magazine - Nov 2020
Our MD Simon Roderick contributed to this podcast series, chatting about the future of the world of work.
PCD Club interview - Oct 2020
David Bell at the PCD Club interviewed Fram’s MD Simon Roderick for their Hot Seat series.
Entering a new market? Nov 2020
In this video, MD Simon Roderick discusses options for firms looking to enter a new market
Tax Efficient Investments - July 2020
We’ve long worked with tax efficient providers - here is our take on COVID's impact on the industry
Specialist & Asset Finance practice - July 2020
As in any crisis, risk appetite changes quickly, and from our perspective COVID brought the sector to a halt.
About Fram Search
A couple of videos about Fram and our services.
Market updates from our MD Simon Roderick, starting March 2020 up to present day.
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