Outsourcing: Advantages and disadvantages.

In my first article, we talked about the “back office” and its importance to companies. I also mentioned “outsourcing”. There is no way to talk about the back office without relating it to outsourcing, and vice versa. This article, therefore, looks at outsourcing in more detail; types, advantages and disadvantages, and the latest numbers of this high-value market. Details

Careers in Finance: The Compliance Officer

A compliance officer is one of the most important jobs in the financial industry, just as essential, if not more so than the better-known positions of investment bankers, analysts, and wealth managers. Behind every bank or financial institution deal is the approval stamp of the compliance department. Here we take a look at the specific roles and responsibilities in compliance. Details

An interview with Laurent Pfander

In an occasional series, we invite people at GBN to share their background and skills. Today we interviewed Laurent Pfander a bilingual business support assistant in multicultural and international environments. In this own words, "Business Support" means anything that relates to the operation of a business or an organization. In this work, you master several different technologies and administrative needs in the office, which require a variety of skills. It's not just about managing a calendar! Details

Personal Branding: The STAR method

Connaissez-vous la méthode STARs? C’est un acronyme qui désigne quatre sujets ou étapes : Situation, Tâche, Action, Résultat! Il s’agit d'une méthode vous permettant de structurer vos réponses lors d’un entretien d’embauche. En mettant en valeur, à l’aide d’exemples concrets, vos actions et expériences passées, vous pourrez ainsi démontrer que vous détenez les compétences requises pour un poste déterminé. Details

Personal Branding: 11 éléments à inclure dans votre CV

Quand il s’agit de faire un CV “ la règle d'or, c'est qu'il n'y a pas de règles d'or” ! Les tendances changent, les besoins selon le poste diffèrent, le message que l’on veut transmettre n’est pas le même pour tout le monde. Pensez au CV comme étant votre carte de visite. En moyenne, les recruteurs passent 40 secondes sur un CV. Il doit éveiller la curiosité de votre futur employeur et lui permettre de comprendre comment vous pouvez répondre aux besoins de l’entreprise. Cet élément fait partie intégrante de votre Personal Branding et doit refléter votre personnalité tout autant que vos compétences et votre expérience. Details

Personal Branding: Le “Pitch” Parfait

Un pitch dit « d’ascenseur » (ci-après : Elevator Pitch) est en réalité une courte présentation de soi qui permet de vous vendre et de vous positionner professionnellement. Le but est de permettre à votre interlocuteur de rapidement comprendre quelles sont vos compétences et ce que vous pouvez apporter à une entreprise. Details

The return of Swiss vinyl

Based in Geneva, a collective of music lovers and audiophiles gathered around the figure of DJ Doca and, in 2018, decided to join efforts and start working to bring back to life a record-pressing workshop in Switzerland. Besides the technical and musical aspects, their goal is also to "put ecology first" by creating a "100 percent eco-vinyl record" Details

GBN Podcast: Andrew Clandillon

In today's GBN podcast, IT Voodoo Practitioner and GBN collaborator, Andrew Clandillon, casts a spell on Jasmine in today's episode. Between Royal Canadian Air Force exercises, Brexit, Italian sports cars, flying cars, the dude, and the Irish Gaelic language... you might be out of your element with this episode... Details

GBN Podcast: Chris Samuel

In today's GBN podcast, Chris Samuel, a Graphic Designer working in GBN's Communications and Multimedia departments, chats with Jasmine about tequila, dog toys, and making days better for yourself and those around you, among other things...and why someone would drop everything in New York and move to Geneva overnight! Details

Reforming the International Refugee Regime

As 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1951 Convention), this article provides a brief overview of the origin of the international refugee regime, its recent developments, and some remaining challenges to enhance international cooperation in the area of refugee protection. Details

GBN Podcast: Sergio Bobadilla

Today Jasmine sits down with Digital Marketing Specialist Sergio Bobadilla, who's currently working in the Communications and Editorial departments at GBN.  They talk the positives of being persistent, things to do with a DeLorean, being confident, and starting over...Sergio is a digital marketing specialist, helping companies to develop their digital strategy to increase sales conversion and profitability. He strategically assembles all digital elements such as e-commerce, digital campaigns, social media strategy, the CRM program, business intelligence, and analytics enabling all the pieces to come together for maximum impact. Details

New Marketing Insights

John Godden contacted some of the heads of marketing in Geneva to ask them for their insights on new marketing strategies necessitated by the pandemic. These video articles will give you an insight into these questions and how they have made it possible to continue in this ever-changing environment. Details

How to excel in a virtual job interview

The past few months has seen some work place conventions questioned and reanalysed, such as flexible hours, working from home, and open offices. Many companies now see the benefit of conducting, at least initially, job interviews virtually. Here are some tips on having virtual job interviews. Details

Virtualisation: a (slightly) technical introduction

Virtualisation is a method of maximising the use of the resources of an IT infrastructure. Computers, especially servers, are expensive pieces of hardware, and software licensing costs can also mount up, so leveraging the return on investment is critical. There are many other benefits of virtualisation, but it also provides challenges, both technical and organisational.  Details

GBN Podcast Update!

To get a peek into the vibrant multicultural world of GBN, we created a podcast, hosted by GBNers, as they like to call themselves. Our central idea is to allow you to discover what motivates people at GBN, and insights into their world. Details