• Reimagine the Future Through Talent

    24 days ago by Katrina Chui

    ​With a rapidly evolving business climate on the horizon, how can firms be agile, innovative, and sharpen their operational capabilities to remain at the competitive edge of Financial Services? It begins by reimagining the future through talent. By placing talent at the intersection of business decisions and growth strategies, Financial Services players can better prepare...

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  • Beyond The Hybrid Working Policies

    2 months ago by Katrina Chui

    The global pandemic has forced asset management firms to introduce flexible working policies. Fidelity implements permanent flexible working for its employees worldwide; Schroders also announced permanently embracing flexible working.“The job market this year from the asset management perspective is “skyrocketing” compared to last year,” Andrew Zee, Selby Jennings vice pres...

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  • Selby Jennings Job Confidence Index 2021

    3 months 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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  • Virtual Recruitment Landscape

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 (South East Asia)

    4 months ago by Katrina Chui

    We are seeing a dynamic recruitment landscape that has bounced back in 2021. Download our latest report to find out more.

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  • How To Avoid Bias In Job Descriptions

    5 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

    5 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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  • Performance Over Presence

    6 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 - Singapore’s DBS is allowing employees to work from home up to 40 per cent of the time as it adopts a hybrid model - a watershed year for digital transformation within the workplace. For the pas...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    9 months ago

    ​It is understandable that the majority of people cannot wait to have a brand new start for 2021. While we can all be eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us, reflections can, perhaps, achieve more and help to shape 2021 and beyond. Download report.

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  • Get the Cybersecurity Talent Right

    10 months ago by Katrina Chui

    2020, we see the largest workforce working from home. It speeds up the revolution on the new working format. DBS, Singapore’s biggest bank has also announced to allow employees to work from home up to 40% of the time as it adopts hybrid model. However, work from home brings challenges to the business – cybersecurity is top of the list.According to a study by AT&T, out of...

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  • South East Asia Financial Services Market Update

    10 months ago by

    2020 proved itself to be a very interesting year, one that turned our early 2020 predictions upside down. If COVID-19 brought anything positive, it was helping our clients realise the importance of their technology talent and how vital the cloud proved to be in creating a fluid working environment. Some firms were well-positioned and their staffs benefited from a seamless...

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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    about 1 year ago by

    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 Post Circuit Breaker

    about 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    Singapore ended the circuit breaker on Jun 2, 2020. This means that companies are going to reopen their offices. Although businesses in the finance and insurance sectors operate with a lower risk of transmission, it is still essential for banks and financial institutions to have a safe re-opening.While our specialist recruiters are in touch with hiring and HR managers daily ...

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  • Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    about 1 year ago by

    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

    over 1 year ago by

    ​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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  • Post-Pandemic focus: Avoiding a Talent Exodus

    over 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    No one will want to take the risk to lose talent at this point. Read our guide to understand how to avoid a talent exodus post-pandemic.

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

    over 1 year ago by

    ​​​​​In the financial services industry in South East 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 ...

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  • Virtual Onboarding The New Talent

    over 1 year 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. We are still seeing companies like MatchMove applying for Digital Bank Licence issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.While most financial professionals will find themselves working from home f...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    over 1 year ago by

    ​During the Covid-19 epidemic, many of us in Singapore 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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  • A Guide to Remote Working in Singapore in the Midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak

    over 1 year ago by Katrina Chui

    ​What Impact has Coronavirus had on the Singapore Banking and Finance Sector?While the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus epidemic, Singapore has proven its resilience—as has its financial district. The nation has become a load-star for effectively containing the virus. This is not altogether surprising, as the wider region was desperate to avoid repeating...

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