• From High Rise to Home Office: How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

    7 months ago

    ​The financial services industry in Switzerland is currently being tested by the current spread of COVID-19 – like most of the world. While some industries slow down, some are booming more than ever. With the country in lockdown, most financial professionals will find themselves working from home for an uncertain period of time. As a hiring manager, this poses new challenge...

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  • The Ultimate Guide on Passing your Virtual Interview

    7 months ago

    ​As the coronavirus epidemic continues, regulations of the Swiss government on social distancing mean more of us will be working from home. During this time, it is more likely that you will be asked to take part in a video interview when applying for financial services roles. Though most video interviews take place using a webcam, anyone with a smartphone is able to take par...

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  • How to Hire Successfully Using Video Interviews

    7 months ago

    ​During the Covid-19 epidemic, many of us in Switzerland are grappling with a new reality. Whilst the last few weeks have been some of the most testing in recent times for those in the Financial Services industry, securing the best talent remains a high priority for a number of our clients and demonstrates they are committed to ensuring that their businesses are affected as ...

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  • Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Blue Monday

    9 months ago

    ​With the festive spirit of December faded away, the lack of daylight hours can make January a tough month to stay motivated. Many financial service professionals tend to stay in the office to hide from the Swiss cold, reducing access to sunlight, fresh air and exercise levels even further. If today is leaving you feeling particularly down, you might be affected by Blue Mond...

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  • After the Crash: Banking and Financial Services Outlook

    11 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

    11 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 Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    11 months ago

    ​You may have felt overwhelmed with stress, be hungering for a career change, or simply found a role that pays more. Whatever your reason for leaving your role within the Swiss banking and financial services sector, it is important to plan ahead when it comes to your timing, official reasons and attitude when it comes to the moment you hand in your notice.   Though it may be...

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    How To Leave A Job Without Burning Bridges
  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee 

    11 months ago

    ​Even the most experienced and successful hire will likely need hand-holding when starting a new role within the Swiss banking and financial services sector. Starting at a new firm and learning new processes and workflows can be overwhelming, and it is the HR manager’s responsibility to create a thorough onboarding process which doesn’t leave your hire feeling adrift.  Onboa...

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    How To Successfully Onboard A New Employee
  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    11 months ago

    ​Winning an exciting new role within the high quality banking and financial services sector in Switzerland is a brilliant new opportunity, but it is vital to make important choices to make a stellar impression on your first day of your new role. Rather than sitting quietly and taking in all of the new information, it is important to introduce yourself to all of your new co-w...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    11 months ago

    ​The banking and financial services sector in Switzerland thrives on exceptional talent sourced from around the globe. When it comes to hiring for senior and specialised roles who are trusted with handling large amounts of money or analysing big data sets, you may find the skills needed are in demand. You therefore may be expected to negotiate salary with a talented successf...

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    How To Negotiate Salary
  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    11 months ago

    ​Sometimes, getting a new role is the easy part when you are seeking to make a next step in your career within the Swiss banking and financial services sector. The really tricky part is how to approach resigning your current role in a way which ensures you leave on good terms.  When leaving your role, don’t hand in an official resignation of notice stuffed with complaints an...

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    How To Resign And Leave On Good Terms
  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

    11 months ago

    ​Health Promotion Switzerland publishes an annual Job Stress Index which keeps track of the stress levels and mental health of workers in the country. Last year's results revealed 27% of the Swiss workforce have experienced ‘critical’ levels of stress. Prolonged or chronic stress can lead to a condition known as burnout, classed as a recognised illness by the World Health Or...

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    The Signs Of Burnout And What To Do About Them
  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    11 months ago

    ​How do you react when a star performer hands in their resignation notice? Extending a counter-offer can seem like a logical solution, but it can also be a knee-jerk reaction which provides a costly and short-term answer to a deeper issue.  Hiring within the competitive Swiss banking and financial services sector means providing attractive salary packages and perks for valua...

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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    11 months ago

    ​Receiving a job offer within the lucrative and high quality Swiss banking and financial services sector is more often than not a reason for celebration. However, there are many pros and cons of a role to consider before you say ‘yes’ to a job offer.  It is important to take note of your immediate ‘gut feeling’ when you receive a job offer. Are you passionate about making a ...

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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Offer Is Worth Taking
  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    11 months ago

    ​Switzerland’s banking and financial services sector holds a reputation for excellence and is filled with professionals who are both highly skilled and ambitious. However, even the most driven individual can hit a roadblock in their career when working under a boss who holds no interest in helping them develop their career.  Being in a role with no clear career path can lead...

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    Is Your Boss Invested In Your Career Development
  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    11 months ago

    ​The banking and financial sector can be a tight job market, and both the busy banking, private banking and financial services sectors in Switzerland means you are not short of competition when it comes to recruitment.  As the needs of the sectors move towards hiring a wider range of talent to handle fintech innovations and manage the digital footprint of financial instituti...

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    The Key To Writing A Great Evp
  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    11 months ago

    ​There are many types of toxic employee, but all toxic behaviours will eventually derail the goals of any company if it is not flagged up and allowed to fester, often ‘infecting’ colleagues with an atmosphere of cynicism and negativity, leading to a crash in productivity.  The Swiss banking and financial services industry expects employees to be exceptional at their roles an...

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  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    11 months ago

    ​Working in the banking and financial services sector in Switzerland can be a high-pressure environment where high standards are expected. However, even the most brilliant and driven worker can be affected by the presence of a toxic colleague within their company.   If you are experiencing consistent negative and energy-sucking behaviour from a co-worker such as gossip, bull...

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    How To Deal With A Toxic Co Worker
  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    11 months ago

    ​Hiring managers working in the Swiss banking and financial services sector are looking for candidates who can provide an exceptional standard of service, and often require highly developed skill sets and plenty of relevant experience. However, it can also pay to consider those candidates who don’t quite reach the high standards in your job description, but instead hold the ...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    11 months ago

    ​Hiring exceptional candidates for roles within the banking and financial services sector in Switzerland can be a long and tiring process, and any hiring manager will be rejecting a large number of talented candidates for a popular role.  It is vital to make sure these candidates are treated with respect and communicated with politely, as they have put a lot of effort into y...

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    How To Reject A Candidate And Gain A Brand Advocate