• 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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  • Investment Management Hiring Landscape: 2020

    6 months ago

    2020 has been a historically volatile and uncertain year, punctuated by the global pandemic, social unrest, and an unprecedentedly disruptive US election cycle. Unsurprisingly, investors in risk assets have retreated in a meaningful way to the sidelines. Multiple alternative asset classes had a roller coaster of asset flows throughout the year. Despite this generally negativ...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    8 months 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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  • Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    9 months 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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  • Five Hiring Strategies Funds Should Use to Lure Quant Talent

    9 months 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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  • How to Attract the World's Best Fintech Talent

    10 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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  • Ready to Reopen? Help Employees Back to the Office with these Six Steps

    10 months ago

    ​As countries reopen their borders, many businesses are following suit and reopening their doors. Globally, some of the financial sector’s biggest employers, including banks and fintech firms, are transitioning their employees back to the office. While many are rushing to book in last-minute holidays, how can you safely return banking and financial services employees who mis...

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  • How to Stop a Talent Migration Post-Pandemic

    12 months ago

    ​Nobody yet knows what the legacy of COVID-19 will be; HR and recruitment experts are increasingly concerned businesses which do survive this period will face a further crisis in the shape of talent acquisition and retention in ‘the new normal’.Anxiety about the workforce is not new: PWC's latest Annual Global CEO Survey found that 80% of CEOs are either extremely or somewha...

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  • Working From Home is the Key to Diversity

    12 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    While the concept of telecommuting has been around since the 1970s, it has taken a global pandemic for the idea to achieve widespread adoption.  Historically, working from home was largely the reserve of a relatively privileged class of ‘knowledge workers’; now, as much as 74% of the banking and financial services workforce reports wanting to embrace the model according to a...

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    about 1 year ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​Hiring managers, you have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, every job post has been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up. You have revised, rethought, and remade every aspect of your talent acquisition process, several times over, in an attempt to drive up interest.Th...

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  • Building Resilience: Covid-19 and Financial Services Recruitment

    about 1 year ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. As markets rattle, no financial sector will be left untouched. What will the new 'business as usual' look like, if such a thing is even possible? You have likely encountered countless memos and articles that aim to answer ...

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  • From High Rise to Home Office: How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

    about 1 year ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    Hiring managers, you put a lot of time and effort into securing a business-critical hire for your financial services organization. Amid current uncertainty in the US, you have decided to onboard a new employee remotely rather than risk them finding another role with a competitor. How can you ensure they have a positive experience of your company and help them transition back...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    over 1 year ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    During the Covid-19 epidemic, many of us in the United States are grappling with a new reality. While some companies in the financial services sector are slowing down their hiring process, others are looking to bring on talent to help navigate through this challenging time. It is an opportune moment to use technology to your advantage and get ahead of the competition to secu...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Jay Bevacqua

    over 1 year ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​What role can recruitment play in creating a gender-balanced workforce throughout the financial services industry? Jay Bevacqua, Recruitment Consultant at Selby Jennings, shares his thoughts for International Women's Day 2020.The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an equal world is an enabled world. What does that mean to you in the financial services?To me, each ...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Jesse Skaff

    over 1 year ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​What role can recruitment play in creating a gender-balanced workforce throughout the financial services industry? Jesse Skaff, VP - Preferred Partnership Program at Selby Jennings, shares her thoughts for International Women's Day 2020.The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an equal world is an enabled world. What does that mean to you in the financial services?T...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Anna Yegorova

    over 1 year ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​What role can recruitment play in creating a gender-balanced workforce throughout the financial services industry? Anna Yegorova, Vice President at Selby Jennings, shares her thoughts for International Women's Day 2020.The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an equal world is an enabled world. What does that mean to you in the financial services?57% of all professi...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Karima Jibril

    over 1 year ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    What role can recruitment play in creating a gender-balanced workforce throughout the financial services industry? Karima Jibril, Principal Consultant at Selby Jennings, shares her thoughts for International Women's Day 2020.The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an equal world is an enabled world. What does that mean to you in the financial services? To me, this m...

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  • How Artificial Intelligence Furthers Hiring Bias

    over 1 year 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 Deal with a Toxic Employee

    over 1 year 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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