Reduce Finance Industry Unemployment: Stop Making the Wrong Hires

Step up by utilizing new ways to screen and test your candidate’s real aptitude, like basic personality tests to screen for the appropriate soft skills. If they’re on par, set up a panel-style interview with a variety of different employees and managers they will be in contact with regularly in their position. Seal the deal by giving them a timed assignment — something they could encounter regularly in the role their applying for — and see how they perform. 3.

Aston Capital Forms LightCap I Fund to Finance LED Purchases and Installations

Lowth cut his managerial teeth at the privatized utility Scottish Power between 2003 and 2007, where he rose through the ranks to become finance director, before he moved to AstraZeneca as chief financial officer. He was named interim chief executive in June last year after repeated drug development setbacks and investor discontent over performance cost David Brennan his job at the company. Speculation he might leave has been circulating since Soriot was poached from rival pharmaceuticals group Roche Holding and took on the permanent CEO role in October last year, meaning Lowth returned to his role as finance chief. Lowth will replace BG’s interim chief financial officer Den Jones, who has been holding the fort since February after Fabio Barbosa fell ill. Barbosa has since retired.

AstraZeneca finance chief Lowth to quit for BG Group

Under the arrangements, Revolution Lighting was paid for the LED products through financing agreements between LightCap I and the customers who will pay back LightCap I over defined periods through a percentage of the energy and associated cost savings. Other than its normal warranty on LED products, Revolution Lighting has no direct or indirect obligation to the Fund or its customers. About Aston Capital Aston Capital is a private equity firm focused on investing in growth areas, primarily technology and government based markets. LightCap I Fund is Aston’s structured finance fund providing transaction financing for clients principally in the LED lighting sector.


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