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Back-office efficiencies highlighted as key trend

Rachel Wheeler Archive
Back-office efficiencies are being pursued through change and transformation staff.

This is according to research from eFinancialCareers, which has revealed that there is a strong demand for such staff to improve efficiencies within the middle and back-office areas.

James Bennett, a managing director at the jobsite, suggested that regulatory pressures are prompting financial firms to look more closely at their staffing requirements.

Increased recruitment activity was experienced by the financial sector in the first quarter of this year, while there is expected to be a renewed focus on regulatory compliance activity.

In addition, banks are looking to find efficiencies globally. To achieve this, they are looking for people who understand global operating platforms and the challenges of integration on such a wide scale.

Meanwhile, hhgregg, a speciality retailer of consumer electronics, has recently implemented software to improve its back-office efficiencies in anticipation of an increase in customer demand.