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Banking Candidate Attraction – How to Get the Perfect Match

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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Banking and finance roles in the Middle East are on the rise, as this sector enjoys sizeable economic growth. Higher US interest rates, which dictate the UAE currency rate, have been in place since 2016 to protect lenders – this has meant that in 2019, the profits for the most significant four banks in the UAE were up 16% year on year.  This economic growth is excellent news for banking candidates, as there is an increased demand for banking talent to fill critical roles. The UAE Central Bank revealed that 40,000 new jobs were created in the country’s private sector in the...
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7 Ways to Improve Your FinTech Talent Pipeline

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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An efficient talent pipeline will allow you to be two steps ahead in the hiring process at all times –firstly, you and your desired candidates will be aware of, and in communication with, each other, and secondly, they will be poised to become team members when the time comes. Does this sound like the recruiting position you want to be in?   Developing FinTech talent is currently a hot topic in the UAE; the recent FinTech Abu Dhabi 2019 event highlighted the growth of the sector, and one of the four main pillars covered at this programme was ‘enterprise and talent development’ – which focused on building talent...
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5 Common Myths About Moving Tech Jobs

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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The banking technology sector is currently enjoying a period of enormous growth – in the time that we have been recruiting in this expanding sector, the job opportunities for candidates have grown year on year. There are now more opportunities than ever for fintech candidates with the most in-demand skills such as Blockchain expertise, programming skills for the language experts, app development, cybersecurity and AI.  Many candidates with these sought-after skills sometimes admit that they had been put off looking for a new tech job because of various commonly-held misconceptions. Because the industry is still emerging, there is no hard and fast rule as to how long is the right amount of time to stay in a role, so many candidates are unsure if making a career...
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The Surprising Things Banking Tech Candidates Are Looking for This Year

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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Despite the UAE being positioned as one of the world’s leading economies, the skills shortage in the technology industry is affecting the future potential of lots of businesses. A recent survey conducted by IT outsourcer Harvey Nash on over 3,000 technology leaders found that 65% said that challenges they face when hiring are hurting the tech industry – an increase from the previous year where the figure was only 59%. This increase demonstrates a growing worldwide trend in technology-focused sectors like the banking tech industry, where rapid growth is outstripping the number of suitable candidates for each role. How can your...
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How to Write Talent-Attracting Job Descriptions for Technology Roles

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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The competition for highly skilled banking tech candidates is fiercer than ever. As recruiters, we see daily the issues that many banking technology companies face during the current skills shortage. In 2019, IT security analysists, data scientists and analysts, project managers, digital and cybersecurity experts were among some of the most in-demand roles.  Technology employees are in such short supply because of one reason – the tech sector is advancing at a rate faster than we can keep up.  If you have been waiting for the right tech candidate for a role you’ve had open for weeks, or even months, you will understand what I am saying here. Grabbing...
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