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

    12 days 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

    17 days 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    5 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

    5 months ago by Deleted user

    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 Help a New Employee Relocate

    5 months ago by Deleted user

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

    5 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 Deal with a Toxic Employee

    5 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    5 months ago by Deleted user

    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 Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate

    6 months 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)

    6 months 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

    6 months 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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  • Insights from QuantMinds Americas

    9 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Selby Jennings had the honor of attending and speaking at this year’s QuantMinds Americas conference, held in Boston. Oliver Cooke, Managing Director of North America, moderated a panel of esteemed professionals, exploring the topic, “What should we be teaching the next generation of Quants?”QuantMinds Americas brought together experts from banks, investment managers, regul...

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  • What Should We Be Teaching the Next Generation of Quants?

    9 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​​Oliver Cooke, Managing Director of North America, has been invited to QuantMinds Americas to moderate the much-anticipated panel, “What should we be teaching the next generation of quants?” The panel will discuss the future of quant talent and skills, as well as exploring how quant modeling compares across different sectors. Looking ahead to the event, Cooke shares some ke...

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  • Why Your Business Should Invest in Work Life Balance

    9 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​For many employers and HR professionals in financial services, developing work-life balance strategies that bring tangible benefits to the business and their employees can be challenging. In a candidate-led market, employees have more choice than ever, and after salary and job security they state that work-life balance is the most important factor for job satisfaction. To a...

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  • Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    10 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​​Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous 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 the role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent...

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  • Top Trends in Life & Annuities - 2019

    about 1 year ago

    ​With a strong move into Q4, unemployment at a record breaking low, and exciting new changes coming to the market our team wanted to feature a few trends we are seeing develop in the market.  We have outlined several of the largest changes most employers have been facing and a bit of outlook on the best way to take them in stride. From exam schedules to increased regulation ...

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  • The Candidate Experience and its Role in Successful Hiring

    about 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Are you focused on the candidate experience?What makes the perfect interview process? The right format? The right panel? The right questions? These are all important factors to consider, but none of them are as significant as the candidate experience.So are companies giving the candidate experience the attention it deserves? Ask job seekers what they think and the answer wo...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    about 2 years ago

    ​Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous 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 the role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:...

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