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

    4 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​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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  • How to Hire Successfully Using Video Interviews

    5 months ago by Veronique Martial-Gritter

    ​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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  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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
  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​The Swiss banking and financial services sector prides itself on its world-class customer service and top-tier private banking and wealth management industry. Hiring managers within the sector will often rely on attracting talent from across the globe to maintain competition and introduce valuable skill sets. Creative and productive staff members are both your biggest resou...

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    How To Help A New Employee Relocate
  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​The Swiss banking and financial sector hold a reputation for providing a world-class service. Many choose Swiss private banks to manage their money due to their attention-to-detail, personalised service and lead on fintech innovations such as blockchain.  This reputation has been achieved through companies hiring the creme-de-la-creme of talent from across the globe. Nearly...

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    How To Make The Perfect Job Offer
  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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 Successfully Onboard a New Employee 

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

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

    9 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​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
  • What Should We Be Teaching the Next Generation of Quants?

    about 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Oliver Cooke, Managing Director of North America, has been invited to QuantMinds Americas to moderate the much-anticipated panel, “What should we be teaching the next generation of quants?” The panel will discuss the future of quant talent and skills, as well as exploring how quant modeling compares across different sectors. Looking ahead to the event, Cooke shares some key...

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  • Why Your Business Should Invest in Work Life Balance

    about 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​For many employers and HR professionals in financial services, developing work-life balance strategies that bring tangible benefits to the business and their employees can be challenging. In a candidate-led market, employees have more choice than ever, and after salary and job security they state that work-life balance is the most important factor for job satisfaction. To a...

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  • Top Trends in Life & Annuities - 2019

    over 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​With a strong move into Q4, unemployment at a record breaking low, and exciting new changes coming to the market our team wanted to feature a few trends we are seeing develop in the market.  We have outlined several of the largest changes most employers have been facing and a bit of outlook on the best way to take them in stride. From exam schedules to increased regulation ...

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  • Insurance and Actuarial Talent Trends in 2019

    over 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​One clear trend emerges in the insurance industry — Artificial Intelligence has arrived. You may have already seen evidence of this such as algorithms in the actuarial back office all the way to chatbots for claims resolution. The AI disruption can be good for talent in this sector, as those who embrace these tools can stand out among the sea of competitors.Using AI to Incr...

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  • The Candidate Experience and its Role in Successful Hiring

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Are you focused on the candidate experience?What makes the perfect interview process? The right format? The right panel? The right questions? These are all important factors to consider, but none of them are as significant as the candidate experience.So are companies giving the candidate experience the attention it deserves? Ask job seekers what they think and the answer wo...

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  • Managing Millennials and the Future of Leadership

    over 2 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​It is evident that when it comes to work, millennials are very different than the generations that came before them. In order to support and manage this type of talent, it is essential to address the generational differences, to better understand their priorities and behavior in the workplace.Millennials all have one thing in common: they want to make a difference. Research...

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  • Hardware Acceleration in Trading: Introduction and Hiring Outlook

    almost 3 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Hardware Acceleration in TradingFor some years, HFT (high-frequency trading) firms have invested in faster software and lower latency networks, but more recently their focus has turned to increasing network bandwidth and hardware processing speeds. Looking to increase revenue, traditional software is being replaced by hardware implementations of financial algorithms bringin...

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  • Battle of the Bulge: Why Senior Bankers are on the Move

    about 3 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​Senior-level hiring in the bulge bracket banks has changed dramatically in recent years. There was a time when most senior bankers would get recruited by another bulge bracket bank – a cycle that would occur every few years or so. However, an increasing number of senior bankers are now moving to boutique banks or even starting their own investment bank, rather than moving t...

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  • Why Creativity is Key to Attracting and Retaining Quantitative Talent

    about 3 years ago by Lara Edgcombe

    ​The rivalry for talent in quantitative research is extremely competitive, and banks are finding that the promise of a large pay check is no longer enough to lure the brightest quantitative minds. As more quantitative analysts leave the financial sector in search of more innovative opportunities, many banks have come to the realization that it is time for a change. If banks ...

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