2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

Focusing on the Talent Challenge in Financial Services​

2020 was a challenging year, fraught with the pandemic, trade wars, and geopolitical upheaval. It can be tempting for everyone to enter 2021 with blind optimism. However, we suggest learning as much as possible from the adversities we all faced last year to help drive success in the year ahead. Because of so, rather than making a New Year’s Resolution this year, perhaps more can be achieved by reflections on the challenges of 2020. How will those experiences shape 2021 and beyond?

Selby Jennings Report - Looking back to move forward

The dramatic shift in financial services to a remote workforce forced employers and professionals alike to swiftly adaptation. That includes the way of working and learning new skills rapidly. We see HSBC let Hong Kong employees work up to four days a week at home.  With an increased focus on flexibility, remote work, and employee well-being, financial services firms have a unique opportunity to create lasting positive changes

What has 2020 taught us? What does the future of the workplace hold? Will hiring still be the same? How can employers secure talent in this “new normal”?

At Selby Jennings, these are the questions that have defined our daily conversations with clients, candidates, and our global workforce. Our new report, "2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward” examines the lessons of 2020, and which will help drive success in the year ahead.

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