What happened after the UAE changed its work week

The United Arab Emirates shifted its working week at the start of 2022 to better align with the rest of the world. The government’s aim was to improve the work-life balance for citizens and cement Dubai’s position as the business hub of the Middle East. But do its residents think the change has worked? With … Read more

How TikTok’s head of U.S. safety finds a way to log off social media

It’s not easy for Eric Han to get away from work or social media. Han, 35, is the head of U.S. safety at TikTok, which saw its user base skyrocket during lockdowns. Since 2020, the social media app has also received increasing scrutiny over how it handles the spread misinformation, disinformation and graphic content in … Read more

Raymond James boss Paul Reilly bets big on the UK: ‘I don’t have a cap on the number of hires’

It is June 2016. The UK votes to leave the EU. Reports predict thousands of job losses and a severe decline in the City of London. That’s when bosses at Raymond James began the company’s push into European investment banking. Some questioned whether the US mid-market specialist’s foray into the UK and Europe would last. … Read more

Jamie Dimon says just 50% of JPMorgan’s employees will work in the office full-time

Only around half of JPMorgan’s 270,000 staff will work from the office full-time, as the US banking giant has overhauled its workforce in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In his sweeping annual shareholder letter, JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon said that “it’s clear that working from home will become more permanent in American business”, … Read more

Fidelity, HSBC roll out return to office as London firms see ‘faster bounce back’

The UK government’s surprise shift in its pandemic working rules means thousands of workers in London are trickling back into the office. PwC UK, EY, Linklaters and KPMG are among firms dusting off return to work plans after an Omicron-induced hiatus. Asset managers Schroders and Fidelity, as well as banks including Citigroup, HSBC and JPMorgan … Read more