• Taking Stock: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    10 days 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

    25 days 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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  • Post-Pandemic focus: Avoiding a Talent Exodus

    about 1 month 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

    3 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​​​​​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

    4 months 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

    5 months ago by Jay Chow

    ​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

    5 months 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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  • International Women's Day 2020: An interview with Natasha Madhavan

    5 months ago by Katrina Chui

    What does #EachForEqual mean to the FinTech talent industry in Singapore? How can hiring managers avoid unbiased hiring decision?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 perceptions, improve ...

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  • ​International Women's Day 2020: An interview with Andrew McNeilis

    5 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 Singapore 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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  • 2020 Employment Prospect

    5 months ago by Katrina Chui

    2020 is set to be a year of change in the Asia Pacific, as the region continues to face a challenging economic, environmental, and talent landscape; the latter being compounded by the head-long rush of digital transformation, automation and technology. Over the next 12 months, what can we expect from the job market in Singapore and Hong Kong? Natasha Madhavan, a talent exp...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

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

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    The 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 provi...

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

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Deal with a Toxic Employee

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Make the Perfect Job Offer

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    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 Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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