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RISK IN DEMAND: An article from Enterprise Risk magazine


Last year we were interviewed by Jo Powell from the Enterprise Risk Management magazine about the risk recruitment market. Below are the opening few paragraphs and the link to the magazine if you'd like to read the full article:

The risk recruitment market has been expanding over the past few years but the range of skills, experience and qualifications needed is in a state of flux

With risk management apparently continuing its climb up the list of priorities for the boards of many companies, the risk management jobs market has remained buoyant in 2018. There are of course a number of ongoing issues that may have an effect in the near future – Brexit and technological developments such as artificial intelligence, for example – but according to Marcus Panton, co-founder and director of The Audit & Risk Recruitment Company, it’s “steady as she goes” right now. Panton, whose company recruits into audit and risk roles within FTSE100/250, Euro250 and Fortune500 companies, professional services firms, banks and financial institutions across the UK and Europe, says that there has been a gradual increase in recruitment over the last 18 months. “The demand doesn’t seem to ebb and flow – it stays there and increases gradually, with no sudden rocketing or dying down,” says Panton. “Every year we see risk is slightly higher up the agenda of those in charge, and is becoming a more important part of how a business operates and how decisions are made.” Compared to professions such as accounting, Panton says that risk is still very much in its infancy, morphing, growing and attracting people from all sorts of backgrounds, although usually financial, audit or compliance. He says that whichever background people come from, strong interpersonal skills are what hiring managers are looking for. “The softer skills are crucial because one of the key jobs for someone working in risk is to communicate their message to the right people and get those at executive level to buy into what risk management is all about. A chief risk officer, for example, needs to be able to influence change and get risk on the agenda of all the relevant people across the business.” 

You can read the full article here: