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  • The Real Alpha: Unleashing Talent in Quantitative Finance Hiring

    2 months ago

    ​Demand for Quantitative Analytics, Research & Trading professionals is always increasing in the financial services industry. It can be a challenge for hiring managers without the right talent partner to attract and retain the best Quants, meaning having guidance on salary and industry trends is crucial in getting the right workforce in place for the years ahead.Similarly, p...

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  • Quantitative Analytics Salary Guide Europe 2023

    3 months ago

    ​​In Europe’s financial services sector, there’s a consistent demand for professionals in Quantitative Analytics, Research & Trading. Requirements for professionals across front and back office, covering the entire lifecycle from coding and validation to derivative pricing and automating functions, is astronomically high.Having guidance on salary and industry trends is cruci...

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  • Financial Technology Salary Guide Europe 2023

    4 months ago

    ​​With projections of becoming a $1.5 trillion industry by 2030, the financial technology sector has witnessed rapid growth in recent years. Banking-focused financial technology companies are expected to make up almost 25% of all banking valuations worldwide by the end of the decade.With this anticipated growth comes the hot topic of salaries, not only for those hiring and p...

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  • The Impact of a Long Hiring Process on Reputation and Candidate Interest

    5 months ago

    Hiring new talent is a critical process for any organization, as it directly impacts a company's growth, productivity, and success. However, a lengthy recruitment process can have unintended consequences on an organization's reputation and the level of interest from prospective candidates. In this blog post, we will explore the implications of a long hiring process, particul...

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  • Tomorrow's Fintech

    7 months ago

    ​​As the fintech sector continues to experience significant growth, it’s vital that hiring keeps pace with the market.This report investigates the future of hiring in the fintech industry, so whether you are an organization searching for the right people to achieve your business goals, or a professional pursuing your next opportunity in this rapidly evolving market, we...

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  • The Future of Financial Services in Europe

    9 months ago

    ​After a disruptive period across Financial Services, the industry is rebalancing itself - firms within the sector have adapted with considerable agility to a changing political and socioeconomic landscape and are now trying to find a new equilibrium after a demanding period. The firms that manage to future-proof their operations and retain their talent will be well placed t...

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  • The Future of Risk Management

    9 months ago

    The Risk Management space is facing a particularly complex hiring landscape due to unpredictable global markets, rising inflation, a cost-of-living crisis, remote working and changing regulations and policies amongst financial institutions.Despite these challenges, there is still strong demand for top talent. Moves during bonus season, and a push towards enhanced diversity r...

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  • The Future of Commodities

    10 months ago

    ​​In an industry known for its unpredictability, it is especially hard to forecast hiring needs even as Commodities continues to grow.  So how can traditional energy markets retain top talent as the future turns greener? In this report, we investigate the 5 most prominent hiring trends in Commodities, and take a closer look at Carbon Markets, Renewable and Traditional Ener...

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  • The Future of Flexible Working

    10 months ago

    ​Since its introduction to the masses, flexible working has revolutionized the world of employment. As the demand for Financial Services professionals continues to grow worldwide, strategies to facilitate flexible and remote working have become essential in attracting and retaining top-tier talent. We conducted a survey to better understand the issues faced by American and E...

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

    over 3 years ago by

    ​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 3 years ago by

    ​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

    almost 4 years 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 color ...

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

    about 4 years ago by

    ​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 4 years ago by

    ​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 Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    about 4 years ago by

    ​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 Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    about 4 years ago by

    ​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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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    about 4 years ago by

    ​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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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    about 4 years ago by

    ​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 Make the Perfect Job Offer

    about 4 years ago by

    ​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 Negotiate Salary with a Successful Candidate

    about 4 years ago by

    ​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