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30 August 2018 Sharon Chammah, Head of Research

Now's the time to consider recruitment & retention

Being aware of seasonal trends in private equity could help you catch the best candidates and hold on to your teams

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26 January 2018 Written by Hannah Langworth, Real Deals

Over 80% of EU citizens in UK private equity want to leave post-Brexit vote

Written by Hannah Langworth of Real Deals: Data provided from PER's January 2018 Brexit Relocation Study

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29 November 2016 John Cockburn, Consultant

30 senior private equity professionals debated the issues around promoting and retaining females at PER's breakfast briefing

PER was delighted to welcome 30 senior Private Equity professionals to their breakfast seminar to discuss the important topic of “Retaining and Promoting Females in Private Equity”. Managing director of PER, Gail McManus, introduced the guest speaker – Jeryl Andrew – the new CEO of Level 20. Jeryl has been an investor with Abingworth, Vencap and Advent Ventures and so knows first-hand the difficulties that women face in reaching senior positions within funds.

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20 October 2016 Rupert Bell, Director of DACH

Senior hires are a tricky business

Senior hiring for private equity firms is a tricky business. There is arguably far more downside than upside, from disrupting the existing culture, and demotivating mid-level and junior colleagues, to the financial and PR costs of breaking a contract if the integration doesn’t work.

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28 September 2016 Stuart Paterson, Head of Finance & Ops Practice

Finding and keeping a private equity Fund Accountant

Stuart Paterson, Finance and Operations Consultant at PER discusses the importance of hiring Private Equity Fund Accountants for the long term strategy of your finance team.

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15 September 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

Back to school - Ensuring staff retention on their return from holiday

September always feels to me the like start of the school year. And many people get back into the office invigorated after their summer break. A couple of weeks on the beach is a great way to relax and destress – it’s also a great opportunity to reassess career choices. The number of applications to our online job advertisements surge in September. Applications can be up by 30% at this time of year.

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