• Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    7 days ago

    ​​​​In the financial services industry in North Asia, many hiring managers have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, many job post have been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up.In 2020, this is likely to look different. As many companies make drastic cuts to their workfo...

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  • Tips for navigating the job market during the coronavirus pandemic

    8 days ago

    An interview with Ignite Asia​We are back to the "real" normal.Hong Kong is one of the first city in the world that gets back to normal. The workforce is almost all back to the office. Citigroup has also recently announced to bring 600 staff back to Hong Kong office. "Although we are living through an unprecedented situation and no one can really tell what exactly is going t...

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  • Pressure to take pay cuts likely to rise for Asia's fund execs

    14 days ago

    An Interview with Ignite AsiaThe Covid-19 pandemic caught everyone unprepared. Hong Kong unemployment rate increased to 4.2% in the three months to March 2020 from 3.7% in the previous period. Executives from banking giants have also announced that they will donate the equivalent of millions of pounds due to the ongoing virus situation.However, are pay cuts really helping co...

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  • How to Navigate A Difficult Job Market

    21 days ago

    This guide will help finance professionals navigate a difficult job market at these challenging times.

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  • How to Resign Virtually

    26 days ago

    ​​The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty.Whether from a better job offer, pre-empting redundancy, or concern with how their employer has handled the crisis, many professionals are choosing to resign.This guide has been made to help those in the novel situation o...

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  • Media Release: Job Confidence Index 2020

    28 days ago

    63% of mid-senior North Asian Financial Services professionals are still confident about their job security.

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  • Job Confidence Index 2020 Report

    28 days ago

    Request a copy of our survey result from Financial Services professionals during Covid-19.

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  • ​Building Resilience: Covid-19 and Financial Services Recruitment

    about 1 month ago

    The continued Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside a period of great economic uncertainty. As markets rattle, no financial sector will be left untouched.At Selby Jennings, we wanted to share how is recruitment being affected? How can employers move forwards with their hiring processes in this climate? We do see ...

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  • Interview with Ignite Asia: How to recession-proof your career in the coronavirus downturn

    about 2 months ago

    The coronavirus has already led to rising unemployment rates in some markets and job security is a growing concern in the investment industry. But there are steps fund executives can take to shore up their future career prospects, experts say.The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting asset management businesses in Asia and across the world like no other crisis before, impacting...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    2 months ago

    ​It is now a very sensitive time. Hong Kong’s unemployment rate hit a record high of 3.4%. Everyone, including senior management, will have a lot on their plates trying to cope with the current situation. The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history. This huge social and organisational shift has rapidly changed how businesses...

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

    2 months 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

    2 months 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 arebooming 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 wor...

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  • Interim Report: Job Confidence Index 2020

    2 months 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 impleme...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    2 months 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

    2 months 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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  • Remote Working in the Midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak

    3 months 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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  • Market Update - March 2020

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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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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