• Market Report: Private Banking & Wealth Management (March 2020)

    about 14 hours ago

    ​Last year was a relatively busy year for the private banking & wealth management market, we saw regional key movements from various banks that have led to team moves, restructuring and firms changing their strategy for 2020. What will the market be this year?Private Banking & Wealth Management Market ForecastWe believe private banks and external asset managers (EAMs...

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  • The Final Step: Virtual Onboarding The New Talent

    4 days ago

    ​The financial services industry is currently being tested by the current spread of COVID-19 around the world. While some industries slow down, some are booming more than ever.With the country in lock down, most financial professionals will find themselves working from home for an uncertain period of time. As a hiring manager, this poses new challenges to the usual way of wo...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    11 days ago

    ​During the Covid-19 epidemic, many of us in Hong Kong are grappling with a new reality. While some companies in the financial services sector are slowing down their hiring process, this is an opportune moment to use technology to your advantage and get ahead of the competition to secure business-critical talent.  As a hiring manager, using video calling software as part of ...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    11 days ago

    As the coronavirus epidemic continues, more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that a candidate will be asked to interview via video conference call.If you are applying for a competitive executive role based in Hong Kong, for example in the financial or property development sectors, it is likely you will be asked to complete a video intervie...

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  • Market Update - March 2020

    15 days ago

    At Selby Jennings, we work closely with hiring managers and high calibre professionals every day. As a result, we receive perspectives from companies and individuals. We would like to share these market updates to those who are interested. If you wish to have a conversation regarding the market, contact us.Market Update for March 2020:MIDDLE OFFICE​Middle OfficeIT & Oper...

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  • Interim Report: Job Confidence Index 2020

    15 days ago

    In 2020, global events are set to shape the performance of our economy, from the COVID-19, US-China Trade talks, US Presidential elections, negative yields and the Brexit aftermath. The role of financial institutions is to navigate these challenges to provide the best performance for their clients, stakeholders and shareholders.In addition, the rapid development and implemen...

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  • Remote Working in the Midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak

    15 days ago

    What Impact has the Coronavirus had on the Banking and Finance Sector in Hong Kong?The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised COVID-19 as a global emergency. And alongside national health services, it has taken swift and measure steps to limit the spread of the disease. Thankfully, following the last viral epidemic of SARS, technological and healthcare structures hav...

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  • Interview with Ignite Asia: Career coaches guide execs in times of ‘tremendous change’

    21 days ago

    Career paths in the asset management industry can be pretty well defined. However, it is not uncommon for some executives to want to change tracks and seek out a career coach. This especially come across individual mind when they feel bogged down with their current role, want a new challenge or a hoping to propel their career on a different trajectory.Abimanu Jeyakumar, Hong...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An interview with Bethan Howell

    25 days ago

    ​What does #EachForEqual mean to the financial services industry in Hong Kong? How do we get gender equality between male and female in the job market?This year's International Women's Day's campaign is #EachforEqual. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. In 2020, we can choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden...

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  • ​International Women's Day 2020: An interview with Andrew McNeilis

    25 days ago

    ​​​As the managing director for a recruitment business across APAC and a parent of three boys and one girl, what does gender equality mean in Hong Kong for Andrew McNeilis? How do we get equal status between male and female in the job market?This year's International Women's Day's campaign is #EachforEqual. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions...

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  • Gender Diversity: The Commercial Imperative

    28 days ago

    ​The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. The data from 50 of the world’s biggest banks, insurers, asset managers and professional services firms showed that despite being the majority of junior staff, only a quarter (26%) of senior roles were occupied by women. I...

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  • Hong Kong Top Talent Trends

    about 1 month ago

    As it did after 1997 and 2008, Hong Kong’s resilient economy is expected to make a comeback following the de-escalation of the US-China trade war. Despite political and environmental uncertainty caused by the protests and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), employment prospects are expected to follow the pace of economic recovery. Here are the top talent trends for Hong Kong:H...

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

    about 2 months 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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  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    4 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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  • 9 in 2019: The Financial Stories that Shaped the Year

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

    5 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

    5 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

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

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

    5 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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