Dec 15, 2011

Foreign insurers in China expect headcount growth but face plenty of challenges

Foreign insurance firms in China still plan to increase their collective headcount by 2014, according to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers...

Dec 8, 2011

Overseas opportunities from Asia to Africa: Why the world wants Chinese bankers

As mainland banks expand across the world, Chinese professionals are increasingly eyeing up transfers to an overseas office....

Sep 21, 2011

Leadership development is key to retention at banks in China

Banks’ leadership capabilities are becoming more critical to their retention efforts in China. The mindset that ‘reputation and leadership is not as big a deal as compensation’ is changing.

Aug 18, 2011

Corporate banking RMs are still golden and popular in China, here’s why

Commercial banking relationship managers have been in red-hot demand on the mainland in the first-half of this year. Going forward, what is the outlook like for those in this front-office role? According to recruiters, that popularity looks set to continue, albeit on a smaller scale...

Jul 5, 2011

In tackling the talent shortage: Training and grad recruitment are the key solutions

Staff training to improve retention and graduate hiring to boost long-term headcounts are two critical ways of trying to tackle the talent shortage which is currently afflicting foreign banks in China.

Jun 22, 2011

The facts about front-office roles at foreign banks in China

By Jing Yan

We speak to Monica Pei, team leader, accounting & finance practice, Manpower Shanghai, about front-office roles at foreign banks in China. The main requirements for front-office positions at foreign banks and key factors for expat bankers to clinch the role.

Apr 20, 2011

Bancassurance continues to charge full speed ahead in China

Late last year we wrote about how bancassurance will be at the forefront of hiring in China in 2011. Judging by how promising the sector’s looking right now, that forecast isn’t likely to change anytime soon...

Apr 12, 2011

Shenzhen’s status as a job magnet gets a boost

The opening earlier this month of the Shenzhen Qianhai Financial Assets Exchange will boost Shenzhen’s financial status in China and spur more job creation in the city...

Apr 5, 2011

The Rise of Chinese billionaires: Outlook for Chinese private bankers

China is home to an increasing number of high and ultra-high-net worth individuals, including 115 US dollar billionaires, but its private banking sector remains underdeveloped. Relationship managers are in short supply and demand for their services is gradually starting to rise, despite restrictions on private banking platforms in China.

Feb 17, 2011

Post-Chinese New Year Hiring Outlook

Banks are gearing up for interviews in late February as the post-Chinese New Year hiring season gets into full swing. And recruiters agree that vacancy volumes will be higher than this time last year...

Feb 1, 2011

Jan 13, 2011

Turnover rates are sky high in China as banks lose retention battle

The percentage of banks that are currently losing managerial employees is almost double the average for all sectors in China, according to the recent Antal Global Snapshot, a survey of job market trends. And the retention situation may be even worse for foreign firms.

Jan 6, 2011

Which insurance jobs are most in demand in China?

Most leading local insurance firms are hiring actuaries and sales staff in order to strengthen and expand their business. Yet the hiring market is not entirely dominated by domestic firms...