• The Future of Face-to-Face Meetings

    24 days ago

    Half a year in and London’s finance community is already brimming with nostalgia for face-to-face meetings.The global health crisis has profoundly impacted the way that bankers, advisors, and relationship managers can interact and engage with their clients. Early on, as news spread about the emergent SAR-Cov-2, some banks restricted international business trips or cancelled ...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    28 days ago

    ​With workers slowly returning to the office across Europe and the UK, the banking and financial services work place will be virtually unrecognizable. What short and lasting impact will the pandemic have on the workspace? How will these changes affect talent?   While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the works...

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  • How to Avoid a Talent Migration Post-Pandemic

    about 1 month ago

    ​​Nobody yet knows what the legacy of COVID-19 will be. HR and recruitment experts are increasingly concerned that businesses which do survive this period will face a further crisis in the shape of talent acquisition and retention in ‘the new normal’.​Anxiety about the workforce is not new: a recent PWC study found 80% of CEOs are either extremely or somewhat concerned about...

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  • Working from Home is the Key to Diversity

    about 1 month ago

    ​While the concept of telecommuting has been around since the 1970s, it has taken a global pandemic for the idea to achieve widespread adoption.  Historically, working from home was largely the reserve of a relatively privileged class of ‘knowledge workers’; now, as much as 74% of the banking and financial services workforce reports wanting to embrace the model according to ...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    about 1 month ago

    ​​What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.​Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?​While great p...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    about 2 months ago

    Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the finance sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most human communication...

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  • Global Job Confidence Index 2020

    about 2 months ago

    In this critical time, understanding how the workforce thinks and feels is essential. At Selby Jennings, we are able to gauge the hopes and fears of the financial services workforce in the world’s major economies, and share that vital information with you. This information gives you the power to attract, motivate and retain talent in a time of crisis.The inaugural Selby Jenn...

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  • Financial Services Recruitment in a Time of Disruption: What We’ve Learned So Far

    2 months ago

    ​Remote working worksWhile remote working has been a staple in a number of industries, banking and finance has traditionally been very ‘office-focused’; whether this be through legacy preference of face-to-face interaction or regulatory necessity. However, confronted with a global pandemic, it has had to adapt and adopt to working from home (WFH).In general, the impact worki...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    3 months ago

    ​Working-from-home will likely last long after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. While remote working was already on an upward trend before, it was certainly not the norm. In 2018, only 5.2% of people across the European Union would regularly work from home and in the UK that number was even lower (4.4%). As government lockdowns required most workers to stay inside and work ...

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    3 months ago

    ​​​In the financial services industry in the UK and Europe, many hiring managers have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, many job post have been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up. You have revised, rethought, and remade every aspect of your talent acquisition process...

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  • How to navigate a difficult job market

    4 months ago

    ​It comes as no surprise these days that Covid-19 has rattled many markets and the global economy. While stock markets worldwide show significant levels of volatility with the UK’s FTSE 100 falling by 10% in one day in mid march – the worst day in three decades - only to jump again by 25% in early April, likely no financial sector will be left untouched.With the pandemic lea...

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  • Building Resilience: Covid-19 and Financial Services Recruitment

    4 months ago

    ​The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. While many markets are being shaken by this pandemic, no financial sector will be left untouched. Stock markets worldwide show significant levels of volatility with the UK’s FTSE 100 falling by 10% in one day in mid march...

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  • From High Rise to Home Office: How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

    5 months ago

    ​For many companies in the European Financial Services sector, these are testing times and uncertainty is high. Some are working from home for the first time in their career, others might be more used to it already. However, with the full organization likely to work remotely for an undetermined time frame, new challenges arise.Hiring managers, you put a lot of time and effor...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interview

    5 months ago

    ​Whilst the last few weeks have been some of the most testing in recent times for those in the Financial Services industry, securing the best talent remains a high priority for a number of our clients and demonstrates they are committed to ensuring that their businesses are affected as little as possible by Covid-19.Our clients have been particularly keen to hear our advice ...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    5 months ago

    As the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread in Europe, more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call. But even before this outbreak that affects so many businesses, video interviews have already become an increasingly common part of the recruitment cycle within the UK, espec...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with James Findlay

    5 months ago

    What role can recruitment play in creating a gender-balanced workforce throughout the financial services industry? James Findlay, Relationship Director, UK & EMEA, shares his thoughts for International Women's Day 2020. The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an equal world is an enabled world. What does that mean to you in the financial services?Selby Jennings ...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with James Warnaby

    5 months ago

    ​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout banking and financial services. Women now share 42.9% of employment in financial service and insurance activities, but only a small proportion of senior positions. At the current rate of progress, female representation at executive level is set to hit 30% by 2048. James Warnaby, director of Selby Jennings, London, discu...

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  • How AI Can Boost Diversity Hiring

    5 months ago

    ​​Only 9.9% of the STEM employees are women of color. Does artificial intelligence (AI) hold the key to creating a fair and representative workforce in financial services? This guide explores how AI is currently being applied throughout the recruitment process as part of a diverse hiring strategy. Download to discover:•The reasons behind implicit and explicit hiring biases•H...

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  • Matthew Rooney confirmed as chair at QuantMinds International

    5 months ago

    ​We are excited that Matthew Rooney, Head of Quant Analytics at Selby Jennings, will be chairing the Volatility Modelling & Trading stream at this year’s QuantMinds International, taking place 2-6 November 2020 at the Grand Elysée Hotel Hamburg. The event is bringing together 450+ Quant experts, making it one of the biggest specialist events in the quant finance field, c...

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  • Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    7 months ago

    Are you struggling to get back into work as usual after Christmas? Naturally, it's taking some time to adjustment to reset your body block after weeks of indulging in box seats and selection boxes, however there's one day that hits harder than most, Blue Monday. Blue Monday is the UK's official most depressing day of the year. Your focus turns back to financial services and ...

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