How I have helped FinTechs to continue hiring the best talent – even during a global pandemic

Fintech leaders know recruitment is their biggest challenge.

To scale the business and lead the market, you need to attract, hire and retain the best talent.

Difficult enough. But how do you do that when you also throw in a global pandemic?


Here we are again in another COVID-19 lockdown, creatively named “#Lockdown2”. Most people in most firms are remote working, and this will likely carry on to some extent, post-vaccine if that indeed works and keeps people immune.

These uncertain times are causing a lot of disruption, so everybody has had to adapt quickly.

Adapt and Overcome

Thankfully many of my clients were nimble and focussed enough to be in a position to adapt quickly to this uncertainty and the “new normal” and have actually not stopped recruiting during the pandemic.

However, talent attraction has never been more competitive and even with COVID massively impacting unemployment in many industries, it’s clear that the FinTech sector hasn’t been as affected. If anything, certain areas have grown and have been able to offer new technology and solutions to some of the problems created by COVID. Great!

But there’s a big problem

Unfortunately, due to the market disruption and uncertainty, it has made it much harder for companies looking to expand to actually consistently recruit top talent.

So, although many FinTech companies are actively recruiting, the problem they are realising is that due to all the uncertainty in the market and the fact that people are, understandably, nervous and less open to moving jobs, they are struggling to consistently recruit the quality of candidates they need from direct sourcing methods and online advertising. 

Knowledge is Power

This is an area I have actually been able to really help a lot of my FinTech clients with who have been making efforts to recruit directly during the pandemic, and struggling. My experience and deep knowledge of our market means I am able to use that leverage and my existing relationships to quickly navigate, engage, attract and ultimately secure those (generally passive) candidates that my clients were not always able to do on their own. 

** Warning ** Unashamedly about to blow one’s own trumpet….

Why my client’s partner with me:

  • Deep knowledge of the Investment Management and Trading Technology market
  • Excellent reputation and 15 years building relationships with the very best industry talent
  • Highly successful track record and excellent references
  • Exceptional work ethic and the experience to manage the recruitment process to a successful conclusion

(Own trumpet well and truly blown).

What this means for a growing FinTech

  • Quick access to the best industry talent and a much higher probability of hiring them
  • A reduction of time to hire
  • A much more efficient use of resources which improves team performance  
  • Ultimately resulting in a positive impact on the Bottom Line.

The Power of Partnership

Callum James Consulting (AKA me!) is a boutique Search & Selection Firm helping FinTech’s hire the best industry talent, focussed on the investment and trading tech space.

I specialise in Partnership Search, which focuses on Quality of Service and “The Candidate Experience”.

My Partnership Search Model brings the focus back to quality. It allows me to provide a much more comprehensive service to you and deliver a 1st Class Candidate Experience.

Why is this SO important?

Get in touch, and I’ll show you!

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