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

    5 days 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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  • How to Make Your Virtual Interview a Success

    10 days 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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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent through video interview

    10 days 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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  • 5 Useful Tips to Beat Blue Monday

    2 months 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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  • 5 Reasons Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time

    4 months 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
  • How to Deal With a Toxic Employee

    4 months 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
  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    4 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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    Lehman Brothers Spotlight
  • 9 in 2019: The Financial Stories that Shaped the Year

    4 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 de...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    4 months 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
  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    4 months 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
  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    4 months ago

    ​The German banking and financial services sector is a highly competitive job market, and senior roles attract a wide range of talented candidates. When making a crucial hiring decision, banks and financial firms may invite you to an interview which takes all day. This will involve several rounds of interviews with a range of stakeholders. Though this is a great way for comp...

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    How To Survive A Marathon Interview Process
  • The Key to Writing a Great Employer Value Proposition

    4 months 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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    The Key To Writing A Great Evp
  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

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

    4 months ago

    ​Hiring within the banking and financial services sector in Germany requires pouring through piles of CVs which may not quite tick the full requirements you have for the role you are advertising. Instead of despairing, there is value in using hiring methods beyond reviewing resumes and find those candidates who hold potential to grow within a role and provide long-term value...

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    How To Look Beyond The Cv To Find The Right Talent
  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    4 months 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
  • 7 Ways to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    4 months 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 Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    4 months ago

    ​A career in the German financial sector can prove to be lucrative, with a mixture of large financial institutions and smaller disruptor and fintech brands all competing for high quality talent through generous wages. According to online careers portal Gehalt.de, one of the best paid job titles in Germany is Fund Manager.  If you are not happy with your current salary, scann...

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    How To Find Out Your Co Worker's Salary
  • How to Negotiate Salary with a Successful Candidate

    4 months ago

    ​The German banking and financial services sector has always been a competitive job market, with a recent shift in growing demands for digitally savvy candidates with skills such as big data analysis and experience in new technologies such as AI. Hiring within the fintech hubs such as Berlin and Hamburg requires preparing for salary negotiations with hires who know the value...

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    How To Negotiate Salary With A Successful Job Candidate
  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    4 months ago

    ​Finding the perfect candidate can be a struggle in the German banking and financial services sector. Handling ever-changing world markets and keeping ahead of the advances in technology and data collection, which has transformed how investment banking functions requires talent with in-demand skill sets and a wide range of experience.  Partnering with a specialist recruitmen...

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    The Benefits Of Using A Specialist Recruiter To Find Talent
  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    4 months ago

    ​The first week of a new hire’s role is essential when it comes to making sure they are properly integrated into a corporate culture, and that HR managers can track and solve any immediate issues. If an onboarding process doesn’t provide new hires with the tools and information they need to do their job properly, you are setting up those hires to fail.   The best way to succ...

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    How To Successfully Onboard A New Employee