• Feeling Blue? Use These Top 5 Tips to Boost Your Mood and Productivity at Work

    17 days ago

    ​Do you ever feel a lack of energy and motivation at the beginning of your work week? You are not alone. Monday Blues can affect us all. The on-going protests in Hong Kong, especially at the weekend, can make it difficult to start the week in a good mood. Monday Blues have been amplified due to the on-going protests in Hong Kong, especially when the weekend protests gone cha...

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  • 9 in 2019: The Financial Stories that Shaped the Year

    3 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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  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    3 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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  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    3 months ago

    ​The banking and financial services sector in Hong Kong has seen a recent boost with the introduction of new cybersecurity technologies such as blockchain. The financial sector’s pivot to digital means there are plenty of high earning opportunities available to those with in-demand skills such as data analysis.    Your salary is more than a monthly number in your bank accoun...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    3 months ago

    ​Everyone will experience working with a toxic co-worker at some point in their career. These are the colleagues who suck the positive energy out of the room, always ready to criticize and bully others while avoiding their own work, or always providing an excuse.  Dealing with constant negativity and a toxic working atmosphere can have a serious impact on both your enjoyment...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    3 months ago

    ​A global survey by health insurance company Cigma recently classed Hong Kong as the fifth most stressed population in the world, with 95% of millennial age workers reporting feelings of stress.  Workplace stress is commonplace in fast-moving and competitive sectors like banking and finance. As innovations develop through fintech and disruptor banks, finance professionals mu...

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    The Sign Of Burnout At Work And What To Do About It
  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    3 months ago

    ​While candidate CVs are very important when you are embarking on making a new hire within the banking and financial services sector in Hong Kong, it is also vital in the modern labour market to extend your hiring methods beyond the resume to find those candidates who will also fit into your company culture and make significant contributions to your overall business growth p...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    3 months ago

    Hong Kong is home to some of the leading innovators in the finance and fintech sector. Demand is growing for those who can think strategically when developing and implementing new digital platforms and technologies, with a focus on sourcing experts in cybersecurity.A local talent shortage around these skills means Hong Kong’s recruitment reach is often global, ensuring those...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    3 months ago

    ​Even the most confident and driven employee can face a lot of anxiety when approaching their first day in a new job within the banking and financial sector in Hong Kong. There is pressure to make a brilliant first impression on both your supervisors and your new team members. The prospect can seem overwhelming, but a bit of forward planning and an enthusiastic attitude will...

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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    3 months ago

    ​Financial services are one of the largest employers in Hong Kong, with a busy and competitive job market, and sourcing and retaining top talent is one of the biggest difficulties facing the banking and financial sector.HR and marketing professionals are working together to create Employer Value Propositions, or EVPs, to attract exceptional candidates across a range of skill...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    3 months ago

    ​Leaving a senior role within the banking and financial services sector in Hong Kong will likely involve more than handing in an official notice of resignation followed by working two weeks notice. If you are in a skilled position, it can prove to be tough to replace you, and your employer will appreciate your professionalism and co-operation during the transition.If you are...

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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    3 months ago

    ​The digitisation of the banking and financial services sector in Hong Kong has transformed the industry landscape. Big data is providing a new level of financial analysis and this progression has led to the removal of the traditional career path for many professionals.It is now up to employees to drive their own career path with the support and guidance of their manager. Ho...

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  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    3 months ago

    ​In the high-stakes banking and financial services sector in Hong Kong, salaries can go beyond competitive as institutions fight for top talent. However, when you face a notice of resignation from a talented worker, it may not be the best move to provide a counter-offer and solve the issue with money. A wage packet is rarely the headline motivating factor for wanting to leav...

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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    3 months ago

    ​Getting a job offer within the competitive Hong Kong 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...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    3 months ago

    ​Securing exceptional global talent for roles in the Hong Kong banking and financial sector can feel like a marathon. Negotiating a satisfactory salary package for a successful candidate is the final step towards the finish line, but it can very easily be fumbled, especially if the candidate is considering multiple job offers.If you are facing little leeway for salary negoti...

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

    3 months ago

    ​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 opportunity for a company to identify stress points, reduce expenses and test aspiring leaders before they move up. This guide will walk you through every step you need to take to convince your boss to say yes. 

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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    3 months ago

    ​Quitting a job should simply involve handing in a formal notice of resignation, but leaving a senior or technical role within the Hong Kong banking and financial services sector will likely involve a few more steps, especially if you will be a difficult employee to replace.Leaving a role ‘properly’ will have long-term benefits. You may be tempted to slack during your notice...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    3 months ago

    ​When applying for crucial or senior roles within the Hong Kong banking and financial services sector, you can expect to be invited to a day-long interview process which will involve sitting down with several senior figures within the company to speak around different aspects of your suitability for the role and how you will fit into the company culture.These are growing in ...

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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    3 months ago

    ​The banking and financial services sector in Hong Kong is filled with ambitious and high-achieving individuals who thrive in a high-pressure environment. However, stress can also manifest toxic behaviour which can affect your company’s overall performance.Toxic behaviour has a tendency to spread, and cannot be tolerated within a positive work culture. Some serious steps may...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    3 months ago

    ​Making a new hire which involves a relocation is common within the Hong Kong banking and financial services sector, where demand for high-quality global talent with specific technical skill sets is high. To remain competitive, companies now offer employee relocation packages which can attract significant talent with job offers including financial reparations for the large c...

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