• Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    3 days ago

    As many businesses are finally reopening their doors, the banking and financial services workplace will be virtually unrecognizable. What short and long-term impact will the pandemic have on the workplace? How will these changes affect talent? What does this guide explore?Short term impactRedesigning the workplace for human healthNegative and positive impacts of social dista...

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  • Top Trends to Improve your ED&I Strategy

    12 days ago

    ​The global relevance of equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I), as a business value and organizing principle, remains a key concern for recruiters and many organizations. ED&I is a powerful enabler of innovation and growth; companies that lead with this progressive course of action, not only address systemic barriers, but drive impactful change within all areas o...

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  • How To Avoid Bias In Job Descriptions

    13 days 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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  • Virtual Interviews & Onboarding in FinTech

    23 days ago

    The day-to-day work environment has changed drastically over the previous year. Through the adoption of remote work, both employees and employers have had to adjust their day-to-day operations to continue to work effectively from home. Our team at Selby Jennings has found that, in the Financial Technology space, the creation of an optimal virtual interview process is just as...

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  • Navigating the Talent Challenge Post-Pandemic

    about 1 month ago

    ​The legacy of the global pandemic and the future of work is yet to be determined. As firms carve out a path forward, there are signs that the flexible working paradigm may be the solution to the impending talent challenge, namely the battle of acquisition and retention. A recent Forbes feature, in partnership with our parent company Phaidon International, raises prominent q...

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  • 5 Self-Care Practices that Put Your Mental Health First

    about 1 month ago

    ​In light of the anxiety and stress caused by the global health crisis and its fallout, it’s no wonder that many have felt the weight of the past twelve months on their shoulders. Social isolation, video call fatigue, and an increase in employee burnout are some of the driving factors impacting the lives of so many this year. Whether you are struggling to stay motivated, fee...

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  • Investment Banking Market Update

    about 2 months ago

    We are currently in a candidate driven market – bankers are in higher demand than ever before, but with intense competition and a shrinking candidate pool, banks are accelerating efforts to re-think their approach to retention and recruitment in order to attract and retain key talent. The landscape of investment banking jobs is feverish; we have witnessed a profound uptick i...

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  • Demand for Talent in the Tech Space

    about 2 months ago

    ​Demand for Talent The overall demand for technology talent throughout 2020 has been very steady. While the year has certainly been tougher than usual for many businesses, most would agree that falling behind on the execution of key technology agendas would only make life more difficult. Mid-High Frequency Firms – who thrive off volatility – have accelerated technology hiri...

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  • Performance Over Presence

    2 months ago

    ​At the beginning of 2020, many financial services companies were firmly thrust into a remote working trajectory, a watershed year for digital transformation within the workplace. For the past year, the high-speed mass adoption of flexible working required employers to redefine and re-examine the workplace. If flexible agility, hybrid cloud infrastructures, and open banking ...

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  • Women in Investing Round Table Takeaways

    2 months ago

    The Selby Jennings team recently hosted a round table discussion centered around the topic of women in investing. The discussion, led by Lightbulb Leadership Solutions' Fiona McKay, was part of our Women's History Month programming and aimed to address the lack of inclusiveness and diversity that women face in the industry today. We invited a few of our key client partners t...

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  • Locked Down and Upskilled

    3 months ago

    The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending far more time at home than usual. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?Some utilized this new-found time to prioritize self-care, rediscover a particular passion, or...

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  • Buy-Side Risk & Analytics Recruitment Market Update

    3 months ago

    Looking forward in 2021, the Selby Jennings Risk Management Recruitment team believes that both the interview and onboarding processes for talent will remain consistent with what has been seen in the last 12 months. In particular, the biggest challenges that clients are anticipated to face navigating talent acquisition this year are not related the virtual work environment; ...

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  • International Women's Day 2021: An Interview with Nesreen Ballut

    3 months ago

    This year's International Women's Day theme #ChooseToChallenge represents the idea of challenging norms related to gender equality to create change. At Selby Jennings, we choose to challenge and promote gender diversity and inclusion. Nesreen Ballut, Principal Recruitment Consultant – Legal, shares her thoughts on this year's theme, and how she chooses to challenge in her r...

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  • International Women's Day 2021: An Interview with Nicole Mahoney

    3 months ago

    ​This year's International Women's Day theme #ChooseToChallenge represents the idea of challenging norms related to gender equality to create change. At Selby Jennings, we choose to challenge and promote gender diversity and inclusion. Nicole Mahoney, AVP - Head of Life & Annuity Actuarial Recruitment, shares her thoughts on this year's theme, and how she chooses to cha...

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  • International Women's Day 2021: An Interview with Meagan Vanderbeck

    3 months ago

    ​This year's International Women's Day theme #ChooseToChallenge represents the idea of challenging norms related to gender equality to create change. At Selby Jennings, we choose to challenge and promote gender diversity and inclusion. Meagan Vanderbeck, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Private Equity, shares her thoughts on this year's theme, and how she chooses to challenge...

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  • International Women's Day 2021: An Interview with Isabel Ceniza

    3 months ago

    ​This year's International's Women's Day theme #ChooseToChallenge represents the idea of challenging norms related to gender equality to create change. At Selby Jennings, we choose to challenge and promote gender diversity and inclusion. Isabel Ceniza, Principal Recruitment Consultant - Software Development at Selby Jennings, shares her thoughts on this year's theme, and how...

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

    4 months 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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  • What to Expect When Moving to an Elite Financial Boutique

    4 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 Named Best Executive Search - Quant at HFM US Quant Awards 2021

    4 months ago

    The Selby Jennings team is honored to have won the HFM US Quants Awards 2021, in the category Best Executive Search – Quants for the second year running. This category showcases recruitment firms who have demonstrated excellence in client service and product development, particularly in the effort to secure top quants talent for hedge funds over the previous 12 months. This ...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in Financial Services

    4 months ago

    More than 90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has moved forward slowly in recent years. With diversity and inclusion at the top of the agenda, we explore the current state of affairs for women of color in financial services and the underlying processes within recruitment that may create obstacles to increasing their rep...

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