While 2021 has the promise of vaccines and hope for an eventual return to normality, 2020 has proved to be anything but quiet. In between keeping it simple and focusing on our Clients, we have produced and read insightful content over the last year, so why not take a moment and browse through some elements of our ecosystem.

fdu CSR Programme + Sponsorship

Community has been more important than ever this year and as part of our CSR programme, we have created podcasts of career conversations with inspiring business leaders for student enrichment programmes at a number of London schools where we are providing mentorship in various forms. Sponsorship has been another effective way to support our various communities, from football to rockets.

fdu Pathway Podcast Series #1: Career Conversations with Caroline Brown

Adam Bloch in conversation with Caroline Brown, Chair and NED in various sectors, covering her extensive career in Business, her motivation and guidance she has for people looking to follow suit.

fdu Pathway Podcast Series #2: Career Conversations with Fergal Roche

Adam Bloch talks to Fergal Roche, MD Nobel Thinking, discussing his interesting career path through Education and Business and his advice for young people starting out.

Grassroots Sport is Important – Now More Than Ever

fdu are proud sponsors of Hadley Rangers FC U14s. Now more than ever physical activity as well as teamwork are playing an important role in general wellbeing.

Up, Up and Away!

We are proud to be a joint sponsor of Southampton University Spaceflight Society’s altitude record attempt: to break the F-class motor altitude record (4386 ft).

Blogs + Podcasts

We have excellent guest bloggers contributing relevant and insightful commentary to our steady stream of focused content and inspiring podcasts with Business leaders discussing topical Business, Finance and Leadership issues. Here are our top four:

fdu Leadership Series Podcast #1: Financial Leadership In The World As We Don’t Know It

Adam Bloch is joined by guests David Tilston and David Bloom in a discussion on how Financial Leadership can help the world going forward and where we go from here. A big question …

The Interim To Permanent Trend … Is It Permanent?

We’re seeing a growing trend right now of initially Interim positions converting to Permanent appointments in greater numbers and a shorter timeframe than usual.

Liquidity: A Lesson From Past Crises – David Tilston

Get a 13-week rolling cashflow forecast started ASAP, ideally this week, and update it weekly. Much better to have a blunt forward-looking view of cashflows than a detailed backwards-looking analysis of performance.

Lockdown, Interim Management and Me

Get a 13-week rolling cashflow forecast started ASAP, ideally this week, and update it weekly. Much better to have a blunt forward-looking view of cashflows than a detailed backwards-looking analysis of performance.

A Glimpse Of What We Are Reading

Bain & Company: The Pandemic Is Widening a Corporate Productivity Gap
HR Director: ‘Blind’ Job Applications Surge
CFO: Capital Allocation – How to Emerge From the Pandemic In a Stronger Position

While 2020 has certainly delivered a range of highs and lows, 2021 is beckoning with possibility and potential. Seeing the innovation and transformation occurring in so many sectors, we are confident that recruitment will be playing a strong role going forward and we look forward to continuing our work with leaders and innovators in the business world.