• Selby Jennings Job Confidence Index 2021

    14 days 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?

    26 days 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

    about 1 month 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)

    about 1 month 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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  • How To Avoid Bias In Job Descriptions

    2 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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  • Navigating the Talent Challenge Post-Pandemic

    3 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

    3 months 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

    4 months 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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  • Locked Down and Upskilled

    4 months ago

    ​The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 has resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending endless time at home. 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, rediscover a particular passion, or i...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in Financial Services

    5 months ago

    ​In the past few months, we are seeing more and more women stepping up and crowning for senior positions in the financial services industry. At the end of last year, Hang Seng Bank has appointed the first woman as its chairman. According to research, more than 90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, the dial towards progress has moved forward. With dive...

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  • International Women's Day 2021: An interview with Bethan Howell

    5 months ago

    ​A challenging world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. At Selby Jennings, we choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.From challenge comes change, we have an interview...

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  • Talent Movement: The Greater Bay Area

    6 months ago

    According to the Wealth Report 2020 by Knight Frank, China is listed the second of the global Ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) distribution chart, over 61,000 individuals worth over USD 30m. With this rising income in mainland China unleashed the potential for future growth in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).The Talent DemandWhile China has prioritized the GBA for investm...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    6 months ago

    2020 was a challenging year. It can be tempting for everyone to enter 2021 with blind optimism. However, we suggest learning as much as possible from reflections from 2020. Download our latest report to understand more.

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  • Asian Fund Firms Hiring Focus in 2021 | Part 1 of 2

    7 months ago

    We all would think after the interesting year 2020, many hiring plans should be reduced or on hold. However, we see bright side on fund houses in Asia throughout Q4 in 2020, including Pictet Asset Management opens unit in Shanghai, billionaire Ray Dalio set up a family office in Singapore, US-based asset manager Barings expands Asia Pacific operations to Singapore. Asian fun...

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  • North Asia Financial Services Market Update

    8 months ago

    ​2020 was a challenging year, fraught with pandemic, trade wars, and geopolitical upheaval. Not since the financial crisis of 2008 did we experience such turmoil in the financial sector. However, in Hong Kong and, more broadly, North Asia, our clients see extraordinary opportunities on the horizon. As 2020 ends, it is a time for every industry, including financial serv...

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  • Western firms looking to expand and recruit in China

    8 months ago

    Goldman Sachs will buy out its China joint venture partner. This will make it the most advanced foreign bank to take full ownership of a mainland securities business. Having a lack of total control on mainland securities entities has long been a bugbear for Western firms. And not just Goldman Sachs, others are also aiming for 100% control - including Citi, UBS and Credit Sui...

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  • Chinese Banks are Leading the APAC Revenue Ranking Chart

    8 months ago

    While we are stepping closer to the end of the year 2020, it is a time to review and give a summary on the performance. According to Dealogic latest figures, Chinese banks are not just dominant players in domestic league tables, but also well-positioned in most rankings that cover the whole Asia Pacific region.Chinese Banks are Powerful in Capital MarketsThroughout the year,...

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  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    8 months ago

    ​As the holidays approach, often full of end-of-year reviews, promotions and job hunting, it’s more important than ever to demonstrate your abilities. We have put together the 12 most fundamental tips that will help you excel in your career. 

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  • 2020 Bonuses

    8 months ago

    Now we are coming close to the bonuses season. 2020 has been a journey. Because of the Covid-19, travel restrictions, quarantine requirements and similar issues posed serious hurdles. It has interrupted the basic activities to develop transactions. As a result, it forced the Asia Pacific M&A to put on hold. In the first half of 2020, there has been a 17% decrease in deal...

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  • Diversity: Women in Finance

    9 months ago

    According to McKinsey 2018 report, less than a fifth of all C-suite executives working in finance were women. Most banks are painfully aware of this discrepancy in diversity. Do we know why?Historically, banking has been a very male-dominated sector, particularly across certain verticals such as Market Risk, Technology and Investment Banking. Data from crowdsourced pay data ...

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