• Innovation and Consolidation in the Front Office

    2 days ago

    After spending six years recruiting for some of the most successful and innovative hedge funds, trading desks, and money managers in the world, I wanted to write about a topic that has been at the forefront of client’s inquiries over the past couple of years now. It’s a topic that I believe reflects innovation and consolidation in the front office, and how different human ca...

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  • Selby Jennings Shortlisted for HFM US Quant Awards 2020

    2 days ago

    The Selby Jennings team is honored to be shortlisted for the HFM US Quants Awards 2020, in the category Best Executive Search – Quants. This is second consecutive year that Selby Jennings has been on the shortlist for this award. This category showcases recruitment firms who have demonstrated excellence in client service and product development, particularly in the effort to...

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  • How AI Can Boost Diversity Hiring

    7 days ago

    ​Only 9.9% of the STEM employees are women of color. Does artificial intelligence (AI) hold the key to creating a fair and representative workforce in financial services? This guide explores how AI is currently being applied throughout the recruitment process as part of a diverse hiring strategy. Download to discover:•The reasons behind implicit and explicit hiring biases•Ho...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    9 days ago

    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 colo...

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  • How to Feel Happy on Blue Monday

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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

    about 1 month 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

    2 months 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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  • The Holiday Hiring Freeze: Fact or Fiction?

    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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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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  • The Key to Writing a Great EVP

    3 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 Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    3 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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  • 5 Reasons Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    3 months ago

    ​Skilled employees with quality insights are essential to the banking and financial services sector, and in a busy job market, it is likely for employers to want to keep their best performing talent when they hand in their resignation.Research from Deloitte revealed that 58% of senior managers across the financial services sector are willing to extend counter-offers in order...

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

    3 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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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    3 months ago

    ​Requirements for roles within the global banking and financial services sector are often very specific, with complicated and distinct skill sets required to analyze markets and manage large amounts of wealth. However, if you have a lot of identical CVs in your inbox, it is important to look beyond resumes to find those candidates who hold potential for growth within your co...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    3 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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    3 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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