• Singapore Top Talent Trends 2020

    11 days ago

    Following the de-escalation of the US-China trade war, we predict that an economic rebound is in the works for Singapore. Employment prospects will largely follow the pace of economic recovery. Here are the top talent trends for Singapore:Hiring decisions and job vacanciesWith an improvement in the global outlook, regions across Asia are likely to experience the largest sala...

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  • ​Ways to Kick Away Monday Blues on a Blue Monday

    25 days ago

    It is never hard to find a "Blue Monday" or "kick away Monday Blues" promotion in Singapore. But do you know there is actually a Blue Monday – called as the most depressing day of the year that sits on the third Monday for the first month of the year? It has been first publicised as part of a 2005 press release from a British holiday company. Although Blue Monday is not a s...

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  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    3 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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    Lehman Brothers Spotlight
  • 9 in 2019: The Financial Stories that Shaped the Year

    3 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 Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    3 months ago

    ​When seeking high quality and skilled candidates within the banking and financial services sector, hiring managers must tackle the unenviable task of rejecting talented candidates who didn’t quite reach the requirements of the role.  In the era of digital hiring processes, candidates can be left feeling alienated through receiving cold and impersonal automated rejection ema...

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    How To Reject A Candidate And Gain A Brand Advocate
  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    3 months ago

    ​If you are looking to be more competitive when attracting high quality talent within the Singaporean banking and financial services sector, it pays to create employee relocation packages which give you the means to target global talent with the specific skill sets your institution needs to stay ahead of the curve and thrive.  Many workers within the sector are willing to mo...

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    How To Help A New Employee Relocate
  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    3 months ago

    he banking and financial services sector in Singapore relies on sourcing some of the best talent in the world to drive and innovate the sector. However, it is likely these ambitious individuals will also be keeping their eye on opportunities provided by your competitors, and you may face a resignation email from your best employee. The knee-jerk reaction to this is to provid...

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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    3 months ago

    ​Handing in your notice is never an easy moment. Though it may be tempting to quit on the spot and burn bridges when leaving a role you have found challenging and stressful, there are more advantages to exiting a role with grace and keeping your professional reputation intact.  When navigating your final weeks of employment, it is best to plan ahead to ensure a smooth transi...

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    How To Leave Your Job Without Buring Bridges
  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    3 months ago

    ​The banking and financial services sector in Singapore often sources talent from across the globe for institutions to remain global leaders across the financial and fintech industry. It is essential that new hires are retained and quickly integrated into company cultures, and any issues the employee may have with the role are quickly spotted and resolved.  A successful onbo...

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    How To Successfully Onboard A New Employee
  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    3 months ago

    ​Singapore’s banking and financial sector is thriving. It is a centre of international fund management and is one of the world’s largest hubs for Fintech innovation. Demand for talent is on the rise, particularly in investment and compliance.  If you are unhappy in your current role, it is likely there are many competitors to choose from when seeking career progression and a...

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    How To Find Out Your Co Worker's Salary
  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    3 months ago

    Singapore’s reputation as a hub for finance has grown with the introduction of Blockchain, AI and other fintech innovations. The country is a leader in adopting these technologies, creating more than 1,000 new roles every year, according to the 2019 Ministry of Manpower's Labour Market Report.   This evolution means there is a huge demand for skilled workers within both fint...

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    How To Make The Perfect Job Offer
  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    3 months ago

    When leaving a role in the banking and financial services sector in Singapore, it is best to plan ahead and think of your ‘official’ reasons for leaving and what you can do to help your employer transition to a new member of staff, particularly if you’re a crucial member of your team.  If you know your managers will be upset to see you depart after investing in your career d...

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    How To Resign Your Job And Leave On Good Terms
  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    3 months ago

    ​The banking and financial services sector in Singapore relies heavily on successful teamwork and collaboration to continue growth and innovation. However, in a high-pressure environment, workplace stress can manifest into toxic and negative behaviour from your co-workers.  If you are being targeted by behaviour such as bullying, office gossip or handling constant negativity...

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    How To Deal With A Toxic Co Worker
  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    3 months ago

    Financial services hire 6.7% of the total workforce in Singapore, and there are plenty of new institutions, fintech companies and disruptor banks competing for new and top talent. If your company is struggling to attract and retain smart and capable workers within the banking and financial services sector, you will not be alone. Marketing teams are now working to develop emp...

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    The Key To Writing A Great Evp
  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    3 months ago

    ​You want to find candidates who are serious about the role, passionate about the sector and are adaptable to the constant growth and change which hits the busy banking and financial services sector in Singapore. You want to find applicants who put an effort into the recruiting process, and don’t just simply fire off a CV and hope for the best.  You also want to find candida...

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    How To Look Beyond The Cv To Find The Right Talent
  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    3 months ago

    ​When hiring for an exceptional candidate for a senior role, employers in the banking and financial services sector in Singapore are now more likely to invite candidates to day-long interviews to help them make the right strategic choice. This involves candidates meeting and interviewing with several stakeholders across a day, which can be paired with tests and tasks to dete...

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    How To Survive A Marathon Interview Process
  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    3 months ago

    ​As an employer, you will have experience handling employees who are difficult or stubborn, but you can also face a ‘toxic’ employee who has a habit of spreading unprofessional behaviour such as gossiping and bullying to other members of your team, breeding a negative and cynical atmosphere. When leading in the banking and financial services sector in Singapore, it is likely...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    3 months ago

    ​Getting a job offer within the competitive and exceptional banking and financial services sector in Singapore is an exciting moment in any career, but it is still vital to spend some time considering the role before you enthusiastically respond.  Before going for the role, you should take some time to mull over the offer and weigh up the pros and cons. No job offer will be ...

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    How To Decide If A Job Offer Is Worth Taking
  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    3 months ago

    ​A 2019 global survey by health insurance company Cigna found that 92% of Singaporean workers reported feeling stressed in their workplace. Levels of stress are particularly high in the banking and financial services sectors, as institutions handle the rise of fintech and a changing landscape within the financial markets.   As the sector evolves, some workers have experience...

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    The Sign Of Burnout At Work And What To Do About It
  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    3 months ago

    ​When hiring candidates for the banking and financial services sector in Singapore, it is likely you are facing financially savvy candidates who know their worth and are willing to enter a salary negotiation which is fair to you and them.  It can be tricky to find the balance of agreeing to a salary package which meets the demands of an exceptional candidate while still keep...

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    How To Negotiate Salary