• Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    about 1 month ago

    ​​​Flexible working has been a growing trend for many years; with the outbreak of COVID-19, this trend has reached its tipping point.  For many employers, flexible working arrangements have been the only way to handle the unprecedented challenges the pandemic brought about; with 78% of workers now saying they want increased flexibility in their work moving forward, it will b...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    4 months 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

    4 months 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

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

    6 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​​​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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  • Building Resilience: Covid-19 and Financial Services Recruitment

    7 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​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

    7 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​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

    7 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

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

    8 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    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

    8 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​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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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    10 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​​The majority of leaders within financial services say diversity is a business priority – 90% of CEOs say it is their most important one according to McKinsey & Company. Yet little progress has been made in recent years and women, particularly women of color, remain underrepresented at the top.In this article, we explore the current ‘state of the union’ for women of col...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    12 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​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

    12 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 Employee

    12 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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  • 5 Reasons Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    12 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    12 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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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    12 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 Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    As the banking and financial services sector in the UK transforms, demands are growing for those with experience and knowledge of fintech, alongside data analysis and knowledge of new technologies such as AI. Candidates such as these know the worth of these skills, and your initial job offer for a senior or specialised role may not be enough. If your hands are tied when it c...

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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​Companies in the competitive banking and financial sector must compete to attract the best candidates. As more time is spent on employer branding in the banking and financial services sector, larger companies are creating Employer Value Propositions, or EVPs, to promote their brand as a top-quality employer. An EVP means imagining employment as a business transaction, with ...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    about 1 year ago by Deleted user

    ​The UK’s dominant position in the banking and financial services sector means that the country has become a hub for innovative fintech companies who are leading the way in technologies such as AI, Big Data analysis and blockchain security. Demand is growing for those with fintech experience and technical skills. If you are hiring for a crucial role within financial services...

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