Is this the best job market ever? And what does that mean for hiring?
This question has been circling around North America for a bit now. The Wall Street Journal just referred to this period as “the hottest job market in a half-century,” which was primarily a reference to the U.S. job market. The U.S. job market has added jobs for 100 consecutive months, and is broadly seen as “hot,” although there’s some nuance to that which we’ll discuss in a second.
The Canadian job market is also seen as surging, largely based on a massive uptick in private-sector hiring, although again, there’s some nuance to all the good news. Continue reading
A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report founds disruptive new technology, evolving customer expectations, and changing regulations are all affecting the ability of financial services to recruit the right talent for their firms.
The kind of talent that financial services now require has shifted as well. There is a greater need to build a more diverse workplace, both in terms of the kind of skills your employees possess, or in terms of their demographics such as gender, age, and ethnicity.
The new highly specialized skills coupled with the requirement of diverse candidates has made the task of recruiting for financial services more challenging. Continue reading
LinkedIn reports quality of hire is the most important recruiting priority for talent acquisition leaders. Quality of hire is the value a new hire adds to your organization in terms of performance and tenure.
For financial services, quality of hire is a top priority because it directly contributes to their bottom line.
Measuring quality of hire is notoriously difficult, however, because it requires technical know-how, access to data, and a long-term mentality. Organizations that can get it right will create a huge competitive advantage.
Here are 3 tips for measuring quality of hire when recruiting for financial services.
Tip #1: Partner with the business to determine what a quality hire looks like
The first step to measuring quality of hire is going back to the basics. Continue reading
Many recruiters don’t consider the psychology of how to approach different industries and verticals, even though they’re recruiting human beings, so psychology is going to play a role somewhere.
Here are 5 steps to understanding the psychology of candidates for financial institutions.
Step 1: Make sure you’re undeniably professional
While financial services are now embracing digital and mobile and tech overall, it’s still a traditional industry in terms of processes and behaviours.
And because salaries for early-stage career hires are higher than in many other industries, there’s an expectation of professionalism throughout the process. This means making sure you’re on time to all meetings, presenting well physically for any in-person appointments, and having strong grammar in any email correspondence. Continue reading
As the finance sector continues to be a strong source of economic growth, recruiting for financial institutions faces a new set of challenges.
Among the highest levels of demand for talent for financial institutions are tech- and data-related roles such as data scientists and quantitative analysts. This means institutions such as major banks have new competitors for talent.
Here are the 6 facts recruiters need to know to successfully hire for today’s financial institutions.
Watch our video on 6 tips to help you successfully recruit for today’s financial institutions:
1. Recruiting AI and automation is becoming common
The financial sector is an innovation leader. Continue reading