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

    12 days 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

    17 days 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

    18 days 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 Warnaby

    about 1 month 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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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with James Findlay

    about 1 month 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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  • Matthew Rooney confirmed as chair at QuantMinds International

    about 1 month ago

    ​We are excited to announce 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 fina...

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  • Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    3 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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  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    5 months ago

    ​September 2018 saw the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers - often portrayed in popular culture as the high profile starting pistol for the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). During the aftermath, banking and financial services were put under intense scrutiny and continue to be subject to incredible levels of political intervention, commentary, enhanced re...

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  • 9 in 2019: The Financial Stories that Shaped the Year

    5 months ago

    ​This year saw the 21st century in its final throws of adolescence. A government shutdown, low unemployment, record stock market highs, and continuing trade wars all played a role in shaping 2019’s financial markets and economy. In a world of 24 hour news, recounting what happened yesterday, let alone at the beginning of the year, can be a challenge. The final year of the de...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    5 months ago

    ​Working as a hiring manager in the UK banking and financial services sector means spending a lot of time reading through CVs and conducting interviews with candidates who ultimately end up unsuccessful. However, you also need to consider the time invested into the process by the candidates, and ensure you reject them in a timely and professional manner. Providing candidates...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    5 months ago

    Hiring managers within the UK banking and financial services sector will be seeking candidates who not only hold the ‘must have’ relevant skills required for roles, but will also be seeking those who hold potential and a knack for adaptability. The sector is transforming as huge investments are being made in fintech, and you need to find those candidates who are ready to emb...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    5 months ago

    Working in a high pressure environment such as the UK banking and financial services sector can be incredibly rewarding, but stress can also lead to colleagues showing toxic and negative behaviour which can spread across even the most successful team. If a toxic co-worker is allowed to continue with consistently negative and bullying behaviour, it can lead to a perilous work...

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  • Global Hiring Trends 2017

    5 months ago

    ​​According to LinkedIn, 56% of business leaders revealed that their hiring volume will increase in the year ahead. Understanding candidate movement in the market can significantly aid hiring strategies, where managers can adapt their tactics in-line with market demands. In 2017, Technology will be an integral support function helping with; people analytics, sourcing automat...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    5 months ago

    ​Did you know that 37% of UK companies offer sabbaticals, according to The Confederation of Business Industry? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to ...

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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    5 months ago

    Hiring managers within the UK banking and financial services sector are working on onboarding processes which evolve beyond the day 1 hiring checklist. Successful onboarding can take upto a year as training is provided in a manageable flow and employees are given opportunities to provide useful feedback throughout the process. It is essential that you are not inundating your...

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  • 5 Reasons Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    5 months ago

    ​In the UK banking and financial services job market, it is hard to come by skilled finance professionals, especially those who specialise in the latest data analysis technologies or fintech innovations such as blockchain. It is likely you will see your skilled employees getting offered more lucrative roles by your competitors, and pressure is placed on employers to create c...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    5 months ago

    ​The UK banking and financial services sector relies on the work of ambitious and driven individuals. However, these requirements can also cultivate large egos and difficult team dynamics exacerbated by toxic employees. The worst aspect of toxic behaviour is its tendency to spread. Even the most brilliant of your team members can begin to reflect negative behaviours such as ...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    5 months ago

    ​Banking and financial services has always been a competitive sector, but with the introduction of fintech, it is now vital for institutions within the UK sector to make smart hires of those with technical and specialised skill sets to bring true value and innovation to a company. This will often involve looking beyond the local talent pool to find exceptional talent from ot...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    5 months ago

    ​When starting your new role within the competitive and demanding UK banking and financial services sector, it is important that you make the best first impression possible on both your supervisor and your new team members. Approaching a new role with confidence and curiosity will help you make social connections faster and learn more about the ‘unwritten’ rules in your new ...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    5 months ago

    ​Sometimes leaving your current role in the UK banking and financial services sector can be harder to navigate than finding your new role. If you are leaving a role due to stress or an intolerable working environment, it may be tempting to quit your role in a dramatic manner and take the opportunity to air your grievances. However, this approach will only lead to problems do...

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