• The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    6 days 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:De...

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  • How Work-Life Balance Could Be Restored

    7 days ago

    ​The public health crisis caused by Covid-19 has forced operational change and reflection on the way that people organize and work. However, employee wellbeing has been suffering long before, with overworking and burnout a common term in most industries.Our newest whitepaper, "The Work-Life Rebalance",  takes a deep-dive into the topic, combining research with our experience...

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  • The Work-Life Rebalance

    16 days ago

    ​We are at a crossroads. The health and wellbeing of the workforce has never been more closely intertwined with the state of the economy.The public health crisis caused by Covid-19 has forced operational change and reflection on the way that people organize and work. Global lockdowns have meant that many companies have shifted to remote working – where they are able to – res...

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  • Smaller Fish in a Bigger Pond: How Finance Executives Can Deal With Moving to a Bigger Company

    20 days ago

    ​It feels good to be a big fish in a small pond. In the banking and finance sector, those who work for smaller or startup companies will be used to holding a lot of influence over processes and business development, and enjoy regular communication with company leadership. However, when moving to work within a bigger company - a huge financial institution, a global company wi...

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  • Why Joining an Edgy Company Could Impact an Executive's Career

    23 days ago

    ​A resume with a variety of experiences can be a great weapon in an executive candidate’s arsenal. However, when planning your next career move, be wary of those edgy companies who may end up being a stain on your resume.What do we mean by ‘edgy’ companies? These companies are usually startups and small businesses who pride themselves on being the ‘different’ option in the m...

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  • How to Get The Most from a Maverick Employee

    23 days ago

    Call them mavericks, call them eccentrics, call them a headache. Most offices will have those employees who are bursting with creativity and brilliance but are also not a fan of following the rules. A maverick can cause disruption, create conflicts, waste time and slow down projects. They may be hard to predict, experience mood swings and offend others. They can also produce...

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  • Insights From The Trading Show Americas 2020

    27 days ago

    Selby Jennings recently had the privilege of partnering with The Trading Show Americas 2020, which took place in a new virtual format this year. This virtual conference brought together senior-level quants, traders and technologists from across North America, to discuss and address the most critical developments impacting quant desks, crypto funds, and high-performance tradi...

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  • Audit Recruitment Market Update

    29 days ago

    Audit remains as one of the most competitive and sought after skillsets in the financial services industry. This is driven by the fact that firms understand the importance of a strong 3rd Line of Defense as a part of their internal controls and risk management framework. Audit teams are incredibly niche and specialized to specific verticals or product types, leading to narro...

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  • Selby Jennings Team Listed on Business Insider's Top Wall Street Recruiters List

    29 days ago

    The Selby Jennings team is honored to have been included on an exclusive list of top Wall Street recruiters, shared by Business Insider. The publication collected data from over 80 recruitment firms to compile a list of more than 350 headhunters that help find and secure talent for leading Wall Street firms.In particular the list highlights recruiters who work with investmen...

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  • Leaders, Here's How to Keep Good Employees

    about 1 month ago

    For example, in the loan sector, you may want to indicate which team wrote the most loans and at what interest rate. The best managers understand that it is human nature to be competitive and so will use this technique to foster both a team spirit and the motivation to reach that coveted first position daily, weekly and even monthly on the visible whiteboard.​Keep up specifi...

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  • HFM Names Selby Jennings as Best Executive Search Firm 2020

    about 1 month ago

    The Selby Jennings team is thrilled to announce that we have been named by the HFM US Services Awards 2020as the Best Executive Search Firm for the second year in a row. This award recognizes recruitment firms who demonstrate commercial success, continuous innovation, exceptional service delivery and client retention, diversity and inclusion, and positive client feedback. We...

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  • Five Hiring Strategies Funds Should Use to Lure Quant Talent

    about 1 month ago

    ​Quantitative analysts (or quants) have quickly become some of the most vital workers in the financial sector. Using a sound understanding of elaborate mathematical models, quant analysts are able to price securities using algorithms built to minimize risks and maximize profits on investments. These algorithms, built using Big Data and pattern analysis, have transformed inve...

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  • 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 be...

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  • How To Avoid Bias In Job Descriptions

    about 1 month 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 businesses ...

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  • Selby Jennings Strengthens Support for West Coast Businesses with LA Office Launch

    about 1 month ago

    ​Selby Jennings, the leading recruiter for banking and financial services, are delighted to announce the opening of a new office in Los Angeles. We hope the new office will help strengthen our relationships within the West Coast’s thriving financial sector. Previously, our San Francisco office served the Los Angeles area.“Throughout these challenging times, we have been more...

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  • How to Support an Employee Returning to Work

    about 1 month ago

    ​If a financial services employee is returning from work after an extended period of time, it may feel like returning to another world. A period of extended leave could be due to a physical illness, a period of poor mental illness, or if an employee has faced a recent bereavement. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, a significant proportion of the world’s workforce may be se...

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  • Job Seekers, Beware a Cultural Misfit

    about 1 month ago

    ​Every company in the banking and financial sector has its own culture, customs, opinions and approaches - even if it isn't clearly defined. Despite the economy, despite all the challenges this year has thrown, finding a company that fits your values is crucial for your wellbeing, productivity and performance. Company culture is a big buzzword in large professional sectors ...

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  • How to Attract the World's Best Fintech Talent

    about 2 months ago

    ​Technology and finance have always gone hand-in-hand, and the sector is no stranger to huge technological disruption. Money is virtual, cash has transformed into cards and the internet has created a fluid economy. However, in the past decade, technological development has hit lightning speed, and the newly emerged fintech sector has an enviable talent pool of those with bot...

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  • What to Expect When Moving to an Elite Financial Boutique

    about 2 months ago

    ​Moving from a large firm, such as a bulge bracket, to a smaller specialized firm, like a boutique investment bank, requires an employee with the confidence to take a risk, but the rewards and experience can be worth it. Boutiques offer greater exposure, experience and have a company culture that places greater value on the individual.The number of SMEs and start-ups within ...

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  • Selby Jennings Partnership with The Trading Show Americas 2020

    about 2 months ago

    Selby Jennings has partnered with The Trading Show Americas 2020, which took place virtually, September 15th – 17th. This virtual conference brought together senior-level quants, traders and technologists to discuss and address the most critical developments impacting quant desks, crypto funds, and high-performance trading operations in 2020 and beyond.The virtual format of ...

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