• How to Feel Happy on Blue Monday

    8 days ago

    With colder temperatures across many parts of the US, and the festivities of the holiday season fading away, January can be a difficult time to stay motivated at work. These factors lead to what is officially called Blue Monday, or the most depressing day of the year. In many financial services hubs in the US, such as New York, Chicago, and Boston, freezing temperatures keep...

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  • AI in Recruitment

    10 days ago

    In 2008, so-called ‘robo-advisers’ launched to the general public to enable clients to manage their assets personally in the midst of the global financial crisis. Online investment company, Betterment, launched in the same year and popularized this innovative use of artificial intelligence. Ten years on, and the financial industry is just beginning to consider the full poten...

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  • Women in Quants

    10 days ago

    The quants gender divideA lack of females in the financial industry has long been an issue, and the quantitative finance sector is no stranger to this. In fact, quantitative finance is rated as one of the top-three financial sectors with the least amount of female representation at just 21%; behind Trading and IT.In fact, the number of women working in computer science relat...

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  • Gender Diversity: The Commerical Imperative

    11 days ago

    The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. The data from 50 of the world’s biggest banks, insurers, asset managers and professional services firms showed that despite being the majority of junior staff, only a quarter (26%) of senior roles were occupied by women. In...

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  • 5 Hiring Trends to Watch in 2020 and the Next Decade

    about 1 month ago

    Looking back the 2019 year, it is safe to say that the economy and hiring trends across the financial services sector went through a bit of a roller coaster. Kicking off 2019, we were faced with looming fears of an economic downturn that led to most top tier financial institutions putting the brakes on hiring across Q1 and Q2. As the economy rallied in the second half of the...

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    Hiring Trends For 2020
  • The Holiday Hiring Freeze: Fact or Fiction?

    about 2 months ago

    ​Oh, December – it’s a time for jubilation and not applications, so the conventional wisdom goes. Employers are not in the business of hiring. Instead, it’s the season when faithful friends gather to share an unreasonable amount of mince pies and where work seems a million miles away. Everyone has heard of the holiday hiring freeze, but is this just another seasonal myth? Is...

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

    about 2 months ago

    ​According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 23% of US companies offer sabbaticals. 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 identify stres...

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

    2 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 dec...

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  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    2 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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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    2 months ago

    ​You may struggle to keep your cool when leaving a challenging role within the banking and financial services sector. When stress has become too much, or you have secured a dream new role you can’t wait to start, it can be tempting to air your grievances when handing in your notice.Keep in mind that it never does good to burn bridges in business. Quitting a job you hate in a...

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    How To Leave A Job Without Burning Bridges
  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker’s Salary

    2 months ago

    ​The banking and financial services sector has the potential for very high earnings. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary of a Financial Manager is around $120,000, with further lucrative opportunities available in investment banking.If you work in the finance sector, chances are you haven’t reached the height of your earning potential yet, an...

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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    2 months ago

    ​The first week of starting a new role in the global banking and financial services sector is essential for new hires to get a grip on workflows and processes while integrating the new employee into the existing corporate culture.It is important for HR and hiring managers to develop a thorough onboarding process for new hires which will help them approach their role with con...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    2 months ago

    ​​Interviewing at a banking or financial services firm will often include tough technical questions to assess if you have the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle the role. For senior or crucial roles, the interview process can become even more tough with more candidates being invited to all-day long interviews. These involve a day with multiple rounds of interviews with...

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    How To Survive A Marathon Job Interview Process
  • The Key to Writing a Great EVP

    2 months ago

    ​Roles in the finance industry are expected to grow by ten percent by 2026. The sector is also quickly evolving, with online only banks and increased hiring in cybersecurity. This means the sector needs a crossover from other talent pools such as tech.Solutions to recruitment struggles can be found in developing an attractive employer brand. This is built around an EVP, or E...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    2 months ago

    ​Seeking employees within the banking and finance sector involves hiring within specific skill sets and financial regulations which means you will often have to reject candidates who don’t quite fit the demands of the role you’re hiring for.If a candidate has a bad experience when going through your recruitment process, and receives untimely or unprofessional communications ...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    2 months ago

    ​If you are a leader in the banking and financial services sector, it is your top priority to ensure your teams are happy and working collaboratively. This delicate balance can be upset by the presence of a toxic employee who can spread negativity and cynicism to other members of your team.Toxic employees can often be brilliant and innovative workers, but toxic behavior such...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    2 months ago

    ​As the financial sector evolves with fintech and the market continues to speed up, workers can face high levels of pressure. If you have ever felt overwhelmed by your work environment, you are not alone. The American Institute of Stress reports that worker stress costs the American economy $300 billion annually in both long and short-term sick time and high job turnover.Thi...

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    The Signs Of Burnout And What To Do About Them
  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    2 months ago

    The global banking and financial services sector have a very high earning potential, and those with sound commercial acumen can develop a successful and fast-moving career. However, it is now up to the professional to drive their own careers as technological advances transform the sector and remove the traditional career ladder.Self-motivated professionals may face issues in...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    2 months ago

    ​The banking and financial services sector is well known for its high earning potential. Candidates are seeking roles where the salary reflects the value a skilled candidate is bringing to the company, and benefits such as performance-related bonuses. The sector is also transforming thanks to fintech innovations, and demand is growing for technical skills within digital bank...

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

    2 months ago

    ​Winning a brilliant new role within the global banking and financial services sector is certainly a cause for celebration, but your first day in your new position can be considered an extension of your interview process. Now the pressure is on to sell yourself to your new team members, and reassure your new boss that they have made the right choice in hiring you.While your ...

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    How To Make A Great Impression In A New Job