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  • Market Report: A New Chapter for Financial Services

    10 months ago
    A New Chapter For Financial Services
  • Open for Business: Frankfurt Launch

    10 months ago

    Selby Jennings strengthens its market leading talent solution and accelerates growth by launching an office in Frankfurt.

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  • International Women's Day 2021: Interview mit Nathalie Zetzmann

    over 1 year ago

    ​Der diesjährige International Women’s Day 2021 steht unter dem Motto #ChooseToChallenge, um gesellschaftliche Normen im Bereich Gender Equality zu hinterfragen und Veränderungen zu bewirken. Als Selby Jennings Team stehen wir für Gleichberechtigung und Diversität und setzen uns aktiv für die Gleichstellung und Inklusion aller Geschlechter ein.​​Nathalie Zetzmann, Princi...

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

    over 2 years ago

    ​For many German companies in the Financial Services sector, these are testing times and uncertainty is high. Some are working from home for the first time in their career, others might be more used to it already. Nonetheless, with the full organization likely to work remotely for an undetermined time frame, new challenges arise.Securing business-critical talent takes time a...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent through video interview

    over 2 years ago

    ​During the Covid-19 epidemic, many of us in Germany are grappling with a new reality. While some companies in the financial services sector are slowing down their hiring process, securing the best talent remains a high priority for a number of our clients. This demonstrates they are committed to ensuring that their businesses are affected as little as possible by Covid-19. ...

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  • How to Make Your Virtual Interview a Success

    over 2 years ago

    ​Over the past decade, more companies in Germany have been including video job interviews as part of their hiring process, especially in roles with remote applicants or those which attract a large number of applications. In light of the current coronavirus pandemic and most financial service professionals working from home these days, virtual job interviews are becoming even...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    over 2 years 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 co...

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  • 5 Useful Tips to Beat Blue Monday

    almost 3 years ago

    ​It’s January. Christmas and the New Year’s celebrations are truly behind us, and the weather is grim in most parts of Germany. With the daylight hours per day at an annual low, many financial services professionals find this a difficult stretch to get through mentally. This is particularly true on the dreaded Blue Monday, so if you are feeling unusually down today, you are ...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Employee

    about 3 years ago

    ​The German banking and financial sector is filled with talented and high-performing individuals. But a stressful and high-pressure environment can also breed toxic behaviours such as bullying and gossiping.  Just like toxic waste, a toxic employee can quickly spread and affect the environment they are in. You may notice other members of your team spending time handling dram...

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    How To Deal With A Toxic Employee
  • 5 Reasons Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time

    about 3 years ago

    ​The banking and finance sector in Germany is filled with skilled and talented employees who may face lucrative job offers from competitor companies, especially as the labour market evolves towards requiring more technical skills and knowledge.   If one of those skilled workers hands in their notice of resignation, it seems like an obvious choice to extend a counter-offer to...

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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • 9 in 2019: The Financial Stories that Shaped the Year

    about 3 years 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 de...

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  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    about 3 years 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 Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    about 3 years ago

    Approaching your first day in a new and challenging role in your career can be nerve-wracking even for the most confident and skilled candidate. Companies within the German banking and financial services sector will likely have created an onboarding process to help you learn the ropes, but there is pressure to make an impactful first impression on team members who you will b...

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    How To Make A Great First Impression In Your New Job
  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to do About it

    about 3 years ago

    ​Challenges in the banking and financial services sector include dealing with volatile global markets and keeping up with the fast-evolving world of fintech. Jobs in the finance sector become increasingly demanding as new skill sets are required.  A 2016 Gallup poll found that 24% of German office workers reported feeling ‘burned out’ in their current roles. In 2019, the Wor...

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    The Signs Of Burnout At Work And What To Do About It
  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    about 3 years ago

    ​Did you know that 34% of the “100 Best Workplaces in Europe” offer paid sabbaticals, according to the Great Places to Work Institute? 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 oppor...

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    5 Steps To Convincing Your Boss That A Sabbatical Is A Good Idea
  • 7 Ways to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    about 3 years ago

    ​Many roles on offer within the German banking and financial services sector attract candidates with generous and attractive salary and bonus packages, but it is important to look at an opportunity from different angles when considering a successful job offer within the sector.  Even if you fought hard for the job offer, the best decision for both your career and general qua...

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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Is Worth Taking
  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    about 3 years ago

    ​Hiring top tier talent within the banking and financial services sector in Germany may involve looking further afield than the talent available locally, especially if a specialised skill set is required to provide significant value to your institution. Job offers which include attractive job relocation packages can help attract high-value and skilled employees to your busin...

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    How To Help A New Employee Relocate
  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    about 3 years ago

    ​The German banking and financial services sector is a busy job market bristling with skilled and talented candidates. This means high-quality roles will receive many applications, and it is the responsibility of the hiring manager to ensure each of those applications are handled correctly.   While it is tempting to leave CVs in your inbox unanswered, or not respond to an in...

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    How To Reject A Candidate And Gain A Brand Advocate
  • The Key to Writing a Great Employer Value Proposition

    about 3 years ago

    ​Competitive sectors such as banking and financial services are relying on technical innovation while facing competition from emerging disruptor banks. This has led to a battle for the best recruits, from fintech developers to specialists in investor relations.   While attracting the best talent can take a lot of time and work on developing an employer brand, the first step ...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    about 3 years ago

    ​Dealing with a toxic co-worker can be a tough situation to navigate. Colleagues who are making your working life difficult are impossible to escape, and if behaviour such as constant negativity, bullying and gossip is part of your everyday routine, the impact on your productivity and mental health can be huge.  Working in the German banking and financial services can be str...

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    How To Deal With A Toxic Co Worker