• The Virtual Recruitment Landscape: Reset and Reboot

    3 months ago

    ​The historical events of the past year made most firms pivot and re-evaluate their talent acquisition processes. Despite the resetting of traditional workplace rules, on the back of many businesses continuing to limit travel and in-person collaboration, what can be said for the virtual recruitment landscape then? ​At Selby Jennings, a subsidiary brand of the Phaidon Inter...

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  • How To Avoid Bias In Job Descriptions

    3 months ago

    ​There is overwhelming evidence that companies with diverse workforces perform better on every possible metric, with diversity positively impacting every level of a business, from the cleaning staff to the board of directors. ​Bringing in as many perspectives, working styles and experience as possible to a workplace leads to integration, success and growth to those businesse...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    3 months ago

    As many businesses are finally reopening their doors across Europe and the UK, the banking and financial services workplace will look quite different. What short and long-term impact will the pandemic have on the workplace? 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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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    8 months ago

    ​It’s tempting to enter 2021 with blind optimism, eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us. However, to learn as much as possible from the adversities we all faced last year, we’d like to suggest that we begin 2021 with a brief period of reflection.

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  • Financial Services Hiring Trends 2021

    8 months ago

    ​2020 was a tumultuous year of historic proportions. Between the advent of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, financial institutions faced a volatile and increasingly negative market coupled with the unfamiliar prospect of the majority of their workforce having to complete their duties remotely. Uncertainty remains omnipresent in 2021, but the outlook is positiv...

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  • Investment Management Hiring Landscape: 2020

    9 months ago

    ​2020 has been a historically volatile and uncertain year, punctuated by the global pandemic, social unrest, and an unprecedentedly disruptive US election cycle. Unsurprisingly, investors in risk assets have retreated in a meaningful way to the sidelines. Multiple alternative asset classes had a roller coaster of asset flows throughout the year. Despite this generally negati...

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  • Recruitment Landscape: Quantitative Analytics

    9 months ago

    ​​The Selby Jennings Quants team works with professionals across the Europe, ranging from derivative desk quants, modelers, developers, and researchers to portfolio managers and quant traders. Many of these relationships have been built and maintained over the last 15 years, and Selby Jennings is often are the agency of choice for world-class clients looking for help solving...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    11 months ago

    ​​Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove strenuous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard-to-fill role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:D...

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  • UK Black History Month

    11 months ago

    ​Black History Month is recognised and celebrated in the UK during the month of October. Different to the US and parts of Europe, which takes place during February each year, this month recognises the contribution of Black people to the history and makeup of the UK, and celebrating their achievements and successes. When and why Black History Month is celebratedThe UK Bla...

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  • Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    12 months 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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  • How to Avoid a Talent Migration Post-Pandemic

    about 1 year 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 year 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

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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 Warnaby

    over 1 year 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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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with James Findlay

    over 1 year 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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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    over 1 year 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

    almost 2 years 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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