• The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    4 days ago by Jay Chow

    Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard-to-fill role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:Deep ...

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  • REOPEN Office with These Simple Six Steps

    about 1 month ago by Katrina Chui

    It feels normal to work from home now. After a long period of being part of the biggest remote workforce in history, it can feel a bit uncertain and daunting to reopen the office.No doubt, the biggest challenge employers face a few months ago was moving the workforce out of the office. Luckily, the financial services sector has been an easier group to transition. Most of the...

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  • Rethinking the Value of Loyalty

    about 1 month ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​Recently, we had the pleasure of presenting to a group of MBA students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. Our Group Marketing Director, Luis Rolim, advised on how professionals can navigate a difficult job market, as well as improve their personal branding. Interestingly, in both sessions, the same question was asked by a member of the...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    3 months ago by Jay Chow

    While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workplace, the short term will mostly be characterized by iterative solutions intended to buy time and weather immediate concerns.It is uncertain when or if a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered, and radical reorganization of the workplace could prove an unnecess...

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  • Diversity & Inclusion: Working From Home is the Key to Diversity

    3 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​No doubt, pandemic forced the global workforce to try on working from home arrangement. Certainly, this could be a very new experience for many companies and individuals. With such experience, 74% of the banking and financial services workforce reports wanting to embrace the working from home model according to a recent poll by our parent company, Phaidon International. Whi...

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  • Alert: Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Talent matters as much or even more than people think. How to avoid a talent exodus post-pandemic?

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

    5 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​​​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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  • The Final Step : Virtual Onboarding The New Talent

    7 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​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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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    7 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​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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  • Remote Working in the Midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

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

    8 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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

    8 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​​​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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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    The banking and financial services sector in Hong Kong is often a high-pressure and fast-moving environment. It is not uncommon for new hires to be thrown into the ‘deep end’, and it is the responsibility of HR managers to ensure that these new hires are onboarded correctly into both a demanding role and a corporate culture.A comprehensive onboarding process can help with re...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Hiring within the banking and financial services sector in Hong Kong means sourcing exceptional talent from across the globe and running candidates through rigorous application and interview processes. At the end of a recruitment cycle, you will almost certainly have to reject some extremely talented candidates.When rejecting a candidate, it is vital to leave a positive imp...

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

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

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

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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 Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    11 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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