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In the latest in our investment podcasting series, Karis Stander, managing director at Investment 20/20, tells us about her organisation and the great initiatives it is working on to diversify the pool of talent available to investment managers.
Karis touches upon the difficulties that graduates and school leavers face in the current climate with less available roles given the economic uncertainty, but also shares ideas on the way forward in freshening up the face of financial services.
“I think there is an understanding that while the recruitment process will be different while we’re in a virtual world, we are learning new skills in terms of how to make this happen and there are benefits to it as well,” she explains.
“Ultimately, do we want to be in a position where we are not bringing in new talent? What is the impact going to be from a business perspective? I think we have learnt lessons from looking back at the last recession with all recruitment at a graduate and school lever level having a big impact.
“Keeping this going is really important. Covid and Black Lives Matter have really made employers think about how they recruit, who they are recruiting, and the diversity of their workforce and if they are doing enough about that”.
Octo Members is the very first app-based private community for UK financial services professionals, where advisers, fund managers, wealth managers and professional consultants can come together to share knowledge and best practices.
CPD is a key element offered to our members who asked us to deliver actionable, contextual accredited content across all of our multimedia publishing.
In response to this we’ve created CPD Streams, carefully curated programmes of CPD episodes to address your learning needs.
Featuring hundreds of hours of quality CPD contained within constantly refreshed articles, podcasts, videos and supporting collateral; all designed to help you learn in the way you want to.
Our new programmes include:
…with more coming! So you’ll notice more and more content being accredited over the coming days and weeks.
We’re really excited about this enhancement to our member benefits, as we commit to ensuring Octo is your favourite resource to help you stay informed, meet your regulatory requirements, develop your professional capabilities and connect with the profession all via the very best engaging and insightful content.
The process to record your CPD couldn’t be simpler. Just watch or read your chosen piece of content, click ‘claim your CPD’ and your earned minutes will be logged via CPD Hub.
Introducing CPD Hub: The CPD platform for all your learning needs
CPD Hub is a free online solution created specifically to make it easier for financial professionals to earn, collect and record their annual CPD points. Whether you are an independent financial adviser or are responsible for managing your team’s CPD training, CPD Hub is here to help.
A next-generation learning ecosystem
CPD Hub make sure every learning opportunity counts; you can upload certificates earned elsewhere (i.e. events and seminars). So it’s easier and simpler than ever before to keep a record of all your CPD learning under one platform.
With CPD Hub its easy to keep your learning on track and the reporting tools allow you to demonstrate and share your progress with your accreditation body or employer.
Isn’t it time you streamlined your CPD learning? Find out more and sign up for free at www.cpdhub.co
Don’t forget, all 35 hours of your structured CPD including your 15 hours of IDD can be gained from digital resources, so what are you waiting for? Check out CPD Streams and start logging your CPD today!
As a fellow disruptor in the financial space – I have to take my hat off to what you are creating with Octomembers.
To create a community of this quality, in such a short space of time, on a kick-ass app, with a constant flow of genuinely valuable content – is not easy.
You should be proud of what you are doing and I hope that all the other members of the community are as excited as I am about the way you can disrupt the industry in 2019.Damian Horner, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Real Vision.com
Keep up-to-date with news and views.Rory Percival
Sharing knowledge, best practice and ideas with those who know the industry and what they’re talking aboutMikkel Bates
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