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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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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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18 August 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

What's the difference between a great Fund Accountant and Gold Dust

Hiring at junior levels and growing your own is the best long-term strategy for your finance team. If you want a junior then attracting a good one from the big four or the specialist administrators is probably your best bet. You should be able to entice them with a winning combination of slightly higher compensation and the private equity appeal of becoming client rather than service provider.

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8 June 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

Retaining your mid-level talent

We are regularly approached by investment associates with two or three years of private equity experience who are thinking about moving to another fund. They feel they have gained enough experience and industry insight to take their talents elsewhere.

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