• Performance Over Presence

    16 days 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

    3 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

    4 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

    5 months ago by Jay Chow

    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

    7 months 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 Post Circuit Breaker

    8 months 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

    9 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

    10 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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  • Post-Pandemic focus: Avoiding a Talent Exodus

    10 months 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

    12 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

    about 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

    about 1 year 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

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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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 Deal with a Toxic Employee

    over 1 year 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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  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    over 1 year 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 Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    over 1 year 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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    over 1 year 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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