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The banking sector has emerged from a period of significant challenge and change.

Whether investment banking, corporate and commercial banking, retail banking and consumer finance, or innovative challenger banking, there is an intense requirement for strategic talent which can anticipate the evolving market and regulatory forces and act decisively.

Traditional banks have found themselves in the centre of the perfect storm, facing reputational, regulatory and commercial challenges. Whether the aim is to restructure and transform, improve the customer experience, improve productivity or build market share, the competition for innovative and action-oriented leaders has never been more fierce. 

How can Hanover’s Talent Specialists help you


The importance of hiring a Chief Data Officer: How credit unions can deliver more value in 2024

Why Paid Parental Leave Is An Investment In Your Workforce

What is the value of an MBA in private equity?

How companies can support military service members integrating into the workforce

A year on: What does the regional banking crisis mean for financial services?

How will AI rewrite the future of financial services?

How candidates should prepare for executive-level interviews

Meet our US Wealth Management CEO – Antony Pitt

How do executive search firms find candidates?

What are the recruitment challenges for financial services professionals?

DEI 2.0: Thinking through our internal and external impact

Why are agility & adaptability in the workplace top soft skills?

The challenges of succession planning & how to overcome them

2024 will see more businesses integrating outplacement services into their EVP

key attributes of a CTO

What to Look for in a CTO When You Need to Drive Change

What is the outlook for the US wealth management market?

Advice for Candidates When Working with an Executive Search Firm

LA's top executive roles: Demand & compensation

5 considerations when evaluating an executive job offer

Private equity in 2024: outlook, trends & how to hire the right talent

Why is it important to mentally switch off from work?

Top risk factors facing the insurance industry in 2024

Why Data Privacy Officer (DPO) is a business-critical role

Is retained executive search better than contingency recruitment?

What part does cultural strategic thinking play within an organization?

Top 6 interests to put on a resume that every candidate should know

8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Accept a Counter-Offer

Network or nothing: 5 networking tips for professional development

People Risk will be at the top of the agenda in 2024

Sourcing success: The 5 essential qualities of a good leader

East vs. west: Should you take a tech role in New York or San Francisco?

The rise of career changers in 2024 & how businesses can respond

5 steps to building a sales team that drives success

It’s not a Barbie world: What businesses can learn from the Barbie Oscar snub

Why do diverse talent pipelines enhance performance?

How to hire senior executives with global experience in Chicago

How do you create a culture of accountability?

Hanover's guide to handling a counteroffer from your current employer

How effective, empathetic and efficient are you as a leader?

How inclusive is your culture?

Why do pension funds need a NED with previous BPA or insurer investing experience on their board?

Hanover’s 2023 Predictions: Did We Get Them Right?

People, Structure, Strategy. How to reshape your business for the future.

Neurodiversity - How can leaders embrace it?

Effects of prolonged hiring freezes on organisations

How to combat the digital skills gap amongst senior leaders

Unravelling the Gender Pay Gap in the UK's Finance Sector

The emerging role of AI in executive search

How are NDAs being used in the hiring process?

Why your best talent may not want to lead - and how to engage & retain them

Building high-performance teams with a defined search recruitment strategy

Why women leaders are switching jobs more and how to prevent it

DE&I & WFH: Lockdown fads or the future of work?

5 reasons you're not getting a non-executive directorship

Why engaging with recruiters can unlock unexpected opportunities

Don’t blame the kids: Busting the myths about women returning to work

Empowering the Future Workforce: Embracing Gen Z Values in the Modern Workspace

Robo Advisor vs Relationship Manager? The digitalisation of private banking

Navigating ESG regulatory changes: what you need to know

What factors determine executive pay in the UK & US?

Have US CEOs defined a new blueprint for hiring senior talent?

Diversity in financial services: why both executive search & FS firms must do better

Sustainable investing in the context of ESG: what’s next?

The difference between recruitment and executive search

How to support your employees through a cycle of change

How has the role of the CEO evolved post-COVID?

Why isn’t talent management built on data?

How to promote inclusion and allyship in the workplace

The rise of family offices in the Middle East

What really motivates people in the workplace?

How Financial Advice Firms Can Leverage ChatGPT

Reviewing your board’s effectiveness

Case Study: Board Effectiveness Review

Hanover and Illoominus form new partnership to create complete DE&I offering from delivery to impact

The lifecycle of Hanover’s private equity offering

The Importance of Refreshing your Board

People Intelligence Innovation and Machines

On the up: The rise of women bankers in the Middle East

Evolve or die: How today’s CEOs must balance the here & now with future prospects

How to Evaluate Candidates When Hiring a CTO

State of the market: Private equity in financial advice

How to Empower Women in Leadership

How is a marketer’s role in asset management evolving and becoming your most profitable asset?

Why DE&I is the vehicle to deliver your ESG strategy in 2023

Sorry Not Sorry. Why Women Apologise Too Much.

Will Gen Z talent feel the squeeze in 2023?

How to cope with stress at work

Is your leadership team as effective as it could be?

More movement at senior level

How far along the DE&I journey is your FS organisation?

Top tips on choosing the right outplacement support

How to support HR & Managers through redundancies

Forget the Great Resignation - the Great Rebellion is coming

How Asset Management C-Suites Can Navigate The Current Climate

Case Study: Hanover mandated to find a Chief Data Officer

Case Study: Hiring a Chief Technology Officer for a rapidly expanding financial institution

Case Study: Recruiting a Director of Automation for a leading International FS Group

Case Study: How Hanover built a team for a fast-growing investment firm

What are the Wealth Management Digital and Talent trends for 2023?

Case Study: Growing the Risk function across a leading FS organisation

Challenges & Opportunities of an ageing Leadership Team

Don’t let imposter syndrome stifle your career (with tips)

How to create a strong succession plan

5 reasons outplacement support is vital in redundancies

What Is Driving The Hunt For Real Assets & Why You Need An Executive Search Partner

Leaders need to communicate effectively to be successful

What are the key behaviours we’re seeing from senior leaders at present?

Why would a company provide outplacement services to an employee?

From the Great Resignation to Quiet Quitting

A guide to executive search (plus 10 benefits)

Leaders, how do you practice inclusive feedback?

Hanover’s executive search process explained

Why use external search partners to identify C-suite talent in private equity

Driving innovation: Culture add vs. culture fit

Importance of a Positive Work Environment – 10,000 Black Interns Initiative Interview

8 Behaviours to Contribute to High Performance and Practise Inclusivity in Leadership

The Rise Of Private Equity Ownership In The UK Wealth Management Sector

A Call to Arms for the Insurance Industry - the War for Talent in a Digital Age

How to get to a C-suite position in the next five years

How to recruit in today’s candidate-driven market

Case Study: Developing a high-performance culture at Dudley Building Society

Building more diverse talent pipelines

Sponsorship vs. mentoring

Every elite sports person has a performance coach. So why isn’t there more coaching in business?

Why choose retained executive search vs. contingency

Will Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Redefine The Financial Services Industry?

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Why Life Sciences Firms Need NEDs

Why & how design thinking drives the DE&I agenda forward

How ESG impacts financial services

7 Trends To Watch In The Medical Device Industry In 2022

Is This The End Of The Corporate Dress Code?

Why Use an Executive Search Partner

The Last Taboo? Let’s Talk About The Perimenopause

Why Digital Transformation in 2022 is a People Problem

A Difference in Dynamics: Leadership challenges in private equity vs. corporate

What does good look like from a cultural point of view?

How to manage ambiguity in the workplace

The post-pandemic funding landscape for medical device firms in Europe

Prioritising your talent: data-driven insights for promoting employee wellbeing

Facetime vs. screen time: How financial advice firms can strike the right balance

Leading from Home: How to lead effectively when you’re working remotely

Why every company should have a Chief Climate Officer

How to humanise redundancy in banking, finance and financial services

The legalities & benefits of positive action in the hiring process

Are today's boards ready for tomorrow?

Case Study:How Hanover Helped A Global Finance Firm Hire 5 Critical Leadership Roles Within 3 Months

Recruit, retain and get the best from a neurodiverse workforce

ESG & the Reality Gap

How to succeed as a NED in the 21st century

How technology is shaping the future of digital health

ESG – The Insurance Industry’s Pivotal Moment

How the pandemic has impacted the office environment

How can businesses pave the way for a brighter future in the workplace for children of today?

An overview of the impact of robotics on the insurance industry

The challenges of recruiting and employing neurodivergent individuals

Hanover & City CV join forces to expand outplacement, search and talent solutions globally

The future of medical sciences in the age of innovation

How assessment can drive positive change and growth in your organisation

Why the future of legal is customer-centric

What’s happening in the pensions market?

High performing teams start with effective leaders

Gender diversity at the top levels of insurance: Success stories

Which technology skills do you need on your team - and how can you find the top tech talent?

Salaried or Self Employed Adviser – Where to Next?

How can we make wealth management more inclusive?

How to hire exceptional leaders in the remote working landscape

What do you need to know before partnering with an executive search company?

The Future of Work is Human

How can we get the best out of the future generation of leaders? Hanover's webinar explains

Why you need to focus on your talent and leadership solutions now more than ever

Is now finally the time to welcome diversity and inclusion to private equity?

What opportunities will Covid-19 create in the financial services market?


How have startups disrupted the financial services landscape?

Opportunities and challenges Covid-19 is presenting to job seekers and businesses

Is working from home the future?

UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – What it is and how it might evolve in H2 2020

How can businesses maximise technology in the hiring process?

Hanover US announces US Board

Job hunting from home: Digital networking, virtual interviewing and more

M&A activity: How will Covid-19 change things?

What is the role HR leaders must play in ensuring business continuity in the face of Covid-19?

People at Hanover video - Alex Curtis

What candidates should know about working with executive recruiters

People at Hanover video: James Emmett

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Hanover Client Event: "Creating a culture of excellence”

What is the outlook for women in the financial services industry?

Using artificial intelligence and automation to your advantage in the workplace

When’s the right time to use an Executive Search partner?

Case Study: Hanover launch into the Biotech market

Getting your first job in private equity

Entering the workplace as a Gen Z

How to build trust as a new manager: Lessons from the military

How do you build the DNA of a successful FinTech business?

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How to recruit to scale your FinTech business

Meet our 2017 Top Consultant – Christina Ratings

Automation and insurance industry employment trends

We partner with established and new-entrant financial institutions to recruit mission-critical specialists and to build leadership teams.

We handle assignments across the full functional spectrum. This ranges from recruiting best-in-class corporate governance and control functions, to leading searches to recruit digital, innovation and transformation leaders who can drive the digital agenda and create new opportunities.

Banks are increasing their focus on improving customer experience.

Through online and mobile channels, while also prioritising operational efficiencies, smart use of technology is at their core. Hanover’s diversity of functional expertise positions us to partner strategically with financial institutions of all sizes and in different geographical locations to attract and develop transformational talent.

The banking sector has been under particular scrutiny across all markets since the global financial crisis. Banks are focusing on changing culture and restoring trust, and the required pace of change in what has been a conservative sector of industry has itself been challenging. We have a record of success at identifying and securing leadership talent, both for executive and independent non-executive positions, who can deliver on that change agenda.

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