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The 5 Secrets to Hiring Great FinTech Professionals

by Pegah Gol in career
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Technology is changing the world.Companies with access to the right tech talent can access the innovation they need to delight customers and stay ahead of the competition.  Unfortunately, there's a severe shortage in the number of relevant candidates available, particularly in the FinTech industry.  FinTech staff combine highly specialist financial and accounting skills with state-of-the-art agile technology.  FinTech employees can accelerate business outcomes, improve efficiency in the workforce, and construct strategies for long-term success. The question is, how do you hire the best candidates?   1. Know Which Technical Elements to Look For  The key to any successful talent acquisition strategy is knowing what you're looking for. FinTech...
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Can Your Employer Brand Attract the Best FinTech Pros in the Market?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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The FinTech industry is growing.  Global investment in the sector rose to $24 billion in 2016, as more companies discover the benefits of combining their technical and financial strategies.   Of course, you can only take advantage of the real power of FinTech, when you have access to the right talent. Your employer brand is one of the elements helping you to attract and retain the ideal people.  According to LinkedIn, the right employer brand can even reduce cost per hire by 43%. Here's how you can determine if your employer brand is having the right impact.   1. Audit Your Employer Brand   An employer brand...
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The 5 (Key) Financial Services Trends to Look Out for in the UAE

by Pegah Gol in career
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A proficiency for transformation and innovation keeps the UAE ahead of the curve.  The UAE embraces new technology faster than the West in all areas, including financial services according to a report by HSBC. The global research survey "Trust in Technology" examined financial services in 11 countries to find that people from the UAE are pioneers in technology adoption.  Access to talent with the most recent technical skills, as well as an overarching feeling of "optimism" towards technology in the UAE keeps industries evolving at a rapid pace.  So far in 2018, we've already begun to see new trends emerging in financial services, changing the way companies search for...
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Agile Leadership: Is Your Technology Organisation Ready?

by Mark Nancarrow in career
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The technology sector is in a perpetual state of growth.  Companies face significant changes in everything from customer expectations, to payment processing systems and risk analysis tools. Combine this transformation with the increasingly competitive market conditions, and the pressure on today's institutions intensifies.  Organisations in this new landscape need a way to evolve quickly to suit the latest trends. That means not only adopting new technology but also recruiting leadership candidates who can pivot and adjust rapidly.  In a fast-moving environment, the ability to adapt quickly has become a defining characteristic of the most effective leaders.  The question is, is your technology business ready for...
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What Makes a Great Data Scientist in The Finance Sector?

by Pegah Gol in career
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Data skills are in high demand.  Financial organisations around the world are working with recruitment companies to seek out people who can understand the astronomical amounts of information they collect each day. Data analytics allows modern institutions to make more informed, evidence-backed decisions for their future.  Currently, we're creating an average of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day, and 90% of the world's data was created in the last 2 years alone. This demonstrates the rising need for talent in this area.  Data scientists are the people who can translate that information into actionable insights for your company.  So, how do you define a great data scientist?  1. Technical Skills...
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