• Larson Maddox, Regulatory & Legal talent partner expands into APAC

    13 days ago

    ​Under Phaidon International group, alongside Selby Jennings, Regulatory and Legal talent partner Larson Maddox has now expanded its services across the Asia Pacific region, by setting up dedicated teams in Hong Kong and Singapore. The expansion in the Asia Pacific region will enable Larson Maddox to support the growing hiring demands in the regulatory and legal sector. “We ...

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  • Exuberance in the equities market: No better time for equity traders

    23 days ago

    It’s no shadow of a doubt that the cash equities trading space witnessed record earnings in 2021. Continuing to buck the same trend this year, the boom in equities trading at the Global investment banks has directly spilled into a high demand for equities trading specialists.Alasdair Moody, Head of Global Capital Markets at Selby Jennings (Hong Kong), reveals that some fi...

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  • How To Avoid Bias In Job Descriptions

    3 months ago

    ​There is overwhelming evidence that companies with diverse workforces perform better on every possible metric, with diversity positively impacting every level of a business, from the cleaning staff to the board of directors. Asian professionals say a workplace that respects diverse opinion is key to retaining talent. Bringing in as many perspectives, working styles and expe...

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  • Are You Banking on Your Next Career Change?

    3 months ago

    ​Embracing change, whether professionally or personally, can be a headache. However, whilst some change might be an uphill battle for individuals, it can also be an enabler of professional development and enhance a growth mindset.  In your professional life, are you longing for a change in direction? Maybe you stayed put at the same business for a decade, but now is the righ...

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  • How to Secure the Pay Raise You Deserve

    4 months ago

    ​Salary and compensation is often difficult to bring up in discussion, but are you missing out on a hard-earned raise? Time to break the taboo and secure the pay rise you deserve. Start by asking.Know your worthBe prepared. Don't let impostor syndrome get the better of you and undervalue yourself. Likewise, don't expect your line manager to have a new salary already calculat...

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  • Year of the Tiger - what's in store for you in 2022?

    4 months ago

    ​​As the year of the Tiger draws near, discover what 2022 has in store for your career!The Chinese zodiac, or生肖(/sheng-xiao/ ‘born resembling'), is represented by 12 zodiac animals. In Chinese culture, it is believed that your relationships, health, well-being and career fortunes are closely tied to the year of your birth. Take this opportunity to find out what you can expec...

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  • Year In Review & 2022 Outlook with Salary Guide (North Asia)

    4 months ago

    ​​Our latest report -Year In Review & 2022 Outlook with Salary Guide is now available. A report that covers a year in review of 2021 and 2022 outlook on the coming hiring/talent trend, combined with a comprehensive new year Salary Guide. 

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    4 months ago

    ​Getting a job offer within the competitive banking and financial services sector can be a huge turning point in your career, but it pays to consider many elements to the job offer beyond an attractive salary offer before you accept the offer.Your overall quality of life is more important than the number on the bottom of your wage slip at the end of each month, and there are...

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  • Learning During Lockdowns

    4 months ago

    As the global health crisis brings us more challenges to face, ​many are becoming more and more comfortable staying at home for more extended periods of time. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?Some have utilised this new-found time to prioritise self-care...

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  • Reimagine the Future Through Talent

    8 months ago

    ​​With a rapidly evolving business climate on the horizon, how can firms be agile, innovative, and sharpen their operational capabilities to remain at the competitive edge of Financial Services? It begins by reimagining the future through talent. By placing talent at the intersection of business decisions and growth strategies, Financial Services players can better prepar...

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  • Resignation Best Practice Guide

    8 months ago

    ​​Resignations can be daunting and tricky even if it isn’t your first time doing so. In the year of 2020, Asian Pacific countries such as Singapore saw a steep decline in resignation rates across industries largely influenced by the global pandemic and unsure-ness of job security.However, in this year’s Global Job Confidence Index - over 65% of APAC financial services profes...

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  • Hiring Spree - Battle for Blockchain Talent

    9 months ago

    Crypto in AsiaThe growth happening within the cryptocurrency and blockchain space has been impossible to miss since late 2020.Massive amounts of capital have been poured into blockchain and crypto companies from venture capital and direct investments in recent months.In July of 2021, the Hong Kong-based crypto derivatives exchange FTX made history with a US$900 million serie...

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  • Quants Global Market Report 2021

    10 months ago

    ​With an extremely active hiring market and an increase in demand for specialist talent, our Quants Recruitment team has produced a Global Market Report 2021 to share key insights and trends from across the industry.This market report discusses insights on:Execution strat’s and High-Frequency TradingThe continued growth of Systematic Fixed Income TradingHow Quant firms are d...

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  • Selby Jennings Job Confidence Index 2021

    10 months ago

    We are in the precipice of the greatest workplace transformation. Financial Services leaders and talent acquisition professionals are currently facing a market that is deeply driven and navigated by candidates.In a post-pandemic landscape that is ripe with economic opportunity and dynamic operational recovery, understanding the unique sentiments embedded in the minds, hopes,...

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  • Employee Job Confidence: A New Dawn?

    10 months ago

    ​As the global economy is projected to recover and relaunch, the world health crisis continues to cast a shadow on many countries and impact economic activity. Although the path to financial stability may be uncertain, having unique access to what employees are thinking may be the best strategic advantage for talent management in competitive markets.In 2020, we launched the ...

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  • Virtual Recruitment Landscape

    11 months ago

    ​The historical events of the past year made most firms pivot and re-evaluate their talent acquisition processes. Despite the resetting of traditional workplace rules, on the back of many businesses continuing to limit travel and in-person collaboration, what can be said for the virtual recruitment landscape then?  At Selby Jennings, a subsidiary brand of the Phaidon Interna...

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  • 2021 Mid Year Review and Look Ahead (North Asia)

    11 months ago

    Download our latest report to understand the changes in talent demand, what nuances affect financial services, and how firms can solve the number one business challenge: talent.

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  • Navigating the Talent Challenge Post-Pandemic

    12 months ago

    ​​The legacy of the global pandemic and the future of work is yet to be determined. As firms carve out a path forward, there are signs that the flexible working paradigm may be the solution to the impeding talent challenge, namely the battle of acquisition and retention.A recent Forbes feature, in partnership with our parent company Phaidon International, raises prominent qu...

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  • Achieving a Mentally Healthy Mind, Body and Soul with 5 Practices

    about 1 year ago

    Stress and anxiety are common for people who live in fast-moving cities like Hong Kong. In light of the anxiety and stress caused by the global health crisis and its fallout, it’s no wonder that many have felt the weight of the past twelve months on their shoulders. Social isolation, video call fatigue, and an increase in employee burnout are some of the driving factors impa...

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  • Performance Over Presence

    about 1 year ago

    ​Change may well be on the horizon and is accelerating exponentially. At the beginning of 2020, many financial services companies were firmly thrust into a remote working trajectory - HSBC staff in Hong Kong can now reportedly work 4 days a week from home- a watershed year for digital transformation within the workplace. For the past year, the high-speed mass adoption of fle...

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