Job rotation is key to recruitment and retention as DBS expands in China, says the bank’s HR head

Job rotation is key to recruitment and retention as DBS expands in China, says the bank’s HR head

DBS says it will inject another 2.3bn yuan into its Chinese subsidiary to accelerate expansion in the mainland. In 2011 its China business contributed 30 per cent of…

It’s party time: Why Chinese banks love team bonding

It’s party time: Why Chinese banks love team bonding

Chinese employers are stepping up their team building activities this year in an effort to boost morale and help achieve annual performance goals. One Chinese financial services firm…

Mainland returnees: It’s still a struggle to land a job

Mainland returnees: It’s still a struggle to land a job

A recent Shanghai Daily article reported on the difficulties that some overseas Chinese graduates face in getting a job upon returning to the mainland. Although the report isn’t financial-sector…

Less stress please: Why work-life balance is now a hot commodity for Chinese financial professionals

Less stress please: Why work-life balance is now a hot commodity for Chinese financial professionals

Work-life balance as a staff retention tool is gaining traction this year as the pressure on financial-sector employees in China mounts. In 2011 there were several cases of highly-stressed…

Why it’s still tough retaining financial services people in Asia – yes, even in this market

Why it’s still tough retaining financial services people in Asia – yes, even in this market

People in banking and finance aren’t leaving their jobs in droves in the current economic climate. Cindy Tan, director, Captiv8 Talent, says most employees won’t voluntarily resign, unlike…

Principal investments feels the pain as banks pull back in Hong Kong

Principal investments feels the pain as banks pull back in Hong Kong

Principal investments is not the most secure of jobs right now as banks in Hong Kong trim their teams. In general terms, firms are culling their distressed businesses,…

Private equity faces talent crunch in China

Private equity faces talent crunch in China

Many private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds are investing in China. According to data provider Zero2IPO, six Chinese and foreign funds have recently finished new rounds…

Jobs growth and high turnover in Chinese insurance, but expats still struggle to find work

Jobs growth and high turnover in Chinese insurance, but expats still struggle to find work

The Chinese insurance market is expanding in first-, second- and third-tier cities, backed by local government and big SOEs, according to a report by Deloitte. For foreigners, however, getting…

Recruiters beware: Cost-conscious banks are in the mood to do more of their own hiring

Recruiters beware: Cost-conscious banks are in the mood to do more of their own hiring

Many international financial institutions in China are on a drive to do more direct sourcing and become less reliant on recruitment agencies, according to delegates at yesterday’s eFinancialCareers&helli

Do banks need to Google up their workplaces?

Do banks need to Google up their workplaces?

It’s no surprise that technology and creative companies have the snazziest offices. A cursory search online of the world’s best workplaces will throw up the usual suspects like…

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