• How Artificial Intelligence Furthers Hiring Bias

    3 days ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​Despite its promise, artificial intelligence is not an automatic answer to resolving hiring biases in financial services. While new software has emerged to aid recruiters and hiring managers speed up the process, left unchecked they are furthering the under-representation of women and minorities in the workplace. Despite what we like to believe, machines are far from neutra...

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

    3 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​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 Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    3 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​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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  • The Key to Writing a Great EVP

    3 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​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 Help a New Employee Relocate

    3 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​Relocating for a job, whether to a new city or a new country, is a move which is fraught with risk for both the employer and the employee. This move can be made far easier with the offer of a relocation package which provides generous financial support and practical advice for a new employee who needs to move to a new location.The global banking and financial sector often h...

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

    3 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​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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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    3 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​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 Deal with a Toxic Employee

    3 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​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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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    3 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​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 Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate

    3 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​If you are hiring for a senior or particularly skilled role within the banking and financial services sector, it is likely before you can send the official job offer, you will enter a period of negotiation when it comes to your ideal candidate’s initial wage packet.The sector is competitive and many banks and financial institutions offer attractive signing bonuses or perfor...

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  • Insights from QuantMinds Americas

    7 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?

    7 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 key...

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  • Why Your Business Should Invest in Work Life Balance

    7 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

    8 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

    11 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​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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  • Insurance and Actuarial Talent Trends in 2019

    12 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​One clear trend emerges in the insurance industry — Artificial Intelligence has arrived. You may have already seen evidence of this such as algorithms in the actuarial back office all the way to chatbots for claims resolution. The AI disruption can be good for talent in this sector, as those who embrace these tools can stand out among the sea of competitors.Using AI to Incr...

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  • The Candidate Experience and its Role in Successful Hiring

    almost 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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  • Managing Millennials and the Future of Leadership

    almost 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​It is evident that when it comes to work, millennials are very different than the generations that came before them. In order to support and manage this type of talent, it is essential to address the generational differences, to better understand their priorities and behavior in the workplace.Millennials all have one thing in common: they want to make a difference. Research...

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  • Hardware Acceleration in Trading: Introduction and Hiring Outlook

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Hardware Acceleration in TradingFor some years, HFT (high-frequency trading) firms have invested in faster software and lower latency networks, but more recently their focus has turned to increasing network bandwidth and hardware processing speeds. Looking to increase revenue, traditional software is being replaced by hardware implementations of financial algorithms bringin...

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  • Battle of the Bulge: Why Senior Bankers are on the Move

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Senior-level hiring in the bulge bracket banks has changed dramatically in recent years. There was a time when most senior bankers would get recruited by another bulge bracket bank – a cycle that would occur every few years or so. However, an increasing number of senior bankers are now moving to boutique banks or even starting their own investment bank, rather than moving t...

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