Qualithoughts by: Lyndon Palafox, Talent Acquisition Lead, Q2 HR Solutions

The banking and finance industry is one of the most complex and rigid when it comes to compliance with certain rules and regulations. Employees should have the right skill set and mind set for them to be able to accomplish their day to day tasks. This is the reason why the recruitment process for financial sectors can be specific and concise that they can comply with the requirements of the bank when it comes to hiring the right people.

One of the most important part of candidate screening is determining whether or not the applicant is culture fit for the industry. Banking sectors have fast-paced environments and work tends to become more stressful and hectic as time goes by especially with the global trends affecting these financial businesses such as BREXIT. So, finding the right candidate for each position is very critical to any banking sector.

The recruitment process can go as far as administering particular examinations for rank and file candidates. Most of the examinations would analyze your critical thinking abilities, verbal reasoning, reading and comprehension, and even how well you’ll be able to solve business math-related questions. Millennials nowadays find the exams to be quite specific, but the reason why these screening tests utilized is because it has to be determined whether or not your current skill set would thrive in a banking and financial sector.

Professionalism and honesty has been noticeably stressed for the banking industry. Companies would not allow to onboard their employees unless they’ve undergone a thorough credit and background check. It’s vital that they keep their integrity at bay so recruiters should also be mindful of candidates who just want to use the company as a stepping stone for greater things and other outside opportunities.

Although the industry can be strict and unstable at times, growing a fulfilling career in a financial institution is possible. Trends for this certain type of industry vary from time-to-time but as these certain issues arise, the company must also be able to adjust to these changes and so should their current employees. Reinforcing proper protocols and guidelines when it comes to hiring candidates is important as this will greatly affect the company’s success in the future.

Lyndon Palafox is a 10 year veteran HR expert empowered with experience in local and global companies. His years of substantial involvement handling end-to-end recruitment, within the Banking and Finance industry, have imbibed in this dedicated recruitment professional the firm belief that recruiting is not just about hiring a candidate with the right skills but also with the right behaviors and attitude that compliment the vision of the hiring company.

Message Lyndon at Lyndon.Palafox@Q2HRS.com to talk about your company’s HR & recruitment needs. #ChangingLives #Q2HRS