• The Final Step: Virtual Onboarding The New Talent

    4 days ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 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

    15 days 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 Andrew McNeilis

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

    25 days 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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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

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

    5 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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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    5 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 Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    5 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    5 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 Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    5 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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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    5 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 Make the Perfect Job Offer

    5 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

    5 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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  • Why Your Business Should Invest in Work Life Balance

    9 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​For many employers and HR professionals in financial services, developing work-life balance strategies that bring tangible benefits to the business and their employees can be challenging. In a candidate-led market, employees have more choice than ever, and after salary and job security they state that work-life balance is the most important factor for job satisfaction. To a...

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  • How Making the Right Fintech Sales Hire Impacts Your Bottom Line

    over 1 year ago by Jay Chow

    ​With the end of the year rapidly approaching, we are all looking towards 2019 for ways that we can grow and be better in the New Year, and the same goes for Fintech Sales teams looking to grow their headcount.Ensuring you make the right hire for your team can have a significant impact on the bottom line of the business. According to research from Parker & Lynch, the U.S...

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  • Driving Diversity and the Bottom Line Event, London, 27 June 2018

    over 1 year ago by Jay Chow

    ​Increasingly, the research suggests that organisations have increased financial performance when they have better gender parity. Yet, few leaders are driving the business case for gender diversity. Some are reluctant to associate diversity and inclusion with the bottom line, yet our research concluded that doing so is necessary to secure employee buy-in. Most professionals ...

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  • An interview with Zahra Husain - Driving Diversity and the Bottom Line

    over 1 year ago by Jay Chow

    ​Zahra Husain has over ten years’ experience working in leveraged finance and is the co-founder of Humans in Finance, alongside her brother Asad Husain and friend Sarah Laitung. They champion professionals working in Financial Services “that are committed to a better society and world.”Zahra was kind enough to moderate our event, Driving Diversity and the Bottom Line, in par...

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  • The Candidate Experience and its Role in Successful Hiring

    almost 2 years ago by Jay Chow

    ​Are you focused on the candidate experience?What makes the perfect interview process? The right format? The right panel? The right questions? These are all important factors to consider, but none of them are as significant as the candidate experience.So are companies giving the candidate experience the attention it deserves? Ask job seekers what they think and the answer wo...

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  • Managing Millennials and the Future of Leadership

    about 2 years ago by Jay Chow

    ​It is evident that when it comes to work, millennials are very different than the generations that came before them. In order to support and manage this type of talent, it is essential to address the generational differences, to better understand their priorities and behavior in the workplace.Millennials all have one thing in common: they want to make a difference. Research...

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