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

    8 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​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

    9 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​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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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    9 months ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​​​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 Reasons Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time

    about 1 year ago by Colin Higgins

    ​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

    about 1 year ago by Colin Higgins

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

    about 1 year ago by Colin Higgins

    ​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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  • The Key to Writing a Great Employer Value Proposition

    about 1 year ago by Colin Higgins

    ​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 Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    about 1 year ago by Colin Higgins

    ​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

    about 1 year ago by Colin Higgins

    ​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
  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    about 1 year ago by Colin Higgins

    ​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
  • How to Negotiate Salary with a Successful Candidate

    about 1 year ago by Colin Higgins

    ​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
  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    about 1 year ago by Colin Higgins

    ​A 2018 study by Joblift comparing the UK financial sector job market against Germany’s, found the German market had four times more job openings than the UK, with a regular monthly increase of six percent across the sector.   In this time of fast growth and a pivot towards innovative new fintech technologies, talent within Germany is in high demand, and skilled candidates w...

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    How To Make The Perfect Job Offer
  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    about 1 year ago by Colin Higgins

    ​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
  • Insights from QuantMinds Americas

    over 1 year 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?

    over 1 year 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 ke...

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  • Why Your Business Should Invest in Work Life Balance

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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

    over 1 year 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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  • The Candidate Experience and its Role in Successful Hiring

    over 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

    over 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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