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HR & Recruitment
The HR and recruitment section of eFinancialCareers specialises in human resources vacancies within the financial services industry.
Financial services companies use HR recruitment professionals to identify and attract the best industry talent to their firms.
Financial Services HR Opportunities
HR opportunities fall into two broad categories: departments within financial services firms and within specialist consultancies.
Often financial services firms will have their own internal HR departments to help them recruit and manage their human capital. Within these departments an HR related qualification and experience is beneficial.
The HR department will support operational managers with every aspect of line management and leadership. They will help develop talent management plans that identify high potential individuals and plan future moves for them within the company, as well as identifying talent gaps that need to be filled by recruiting from outside of the organisation.
HR professionals also support succession planning, which tracks the careers of senior members of the organisation and makes contingency plans for when / if they choose to leave. The HR department will also be responsible for ensuring the organisation complies with all relevant employment legislation and regulations that apply in the country in which they are operating.
Sometimes smaller financial services firms and agencies will use an HR consultancy service for these functions, rather than employing their own HR team, generating a demand for consultancies which specialise solely in Human Resources.
Within these HR consultancies there can be even greater specialism. HR recruitment is especially important within financial services, with premiums paid to firms who are able to head hunt the top talent on behalf of a financial services firm.
Careers In HR
To begin a career in Human Resources within the financial sector, greater value is often placed on your knowledge and experience within a particular specialism of HR, rather than your financial services expertise. However, up-to-date industry knowledge and some relevant work experience will also be attractive to employers.