Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wall Street looking to include humanities graduates among future hires - HR DIVE

by  Valerie Bolden-Barrett
Originally published: June 12, 2017
Publisher: HRdive.com 

Dive Brief:

  • Asset management firm ​BlackRock is looking to hire liberal arts graduates along with science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors, reports Business Insider. The firm plans to hire people with "soft skills," such as humanities and social science graduates.
  • Matthew Breitfelder, BlackRock's chief talent officer, cites diversity as more important now than ever. Speaking at Singularity University's Exponential Finance conference in New York, Breitfelder said that hiring people with different skills and perspectives can help solve the new problems now confronting financial companies.
  • According to Business Insider, robots at financial firms are taking over everyday tasks, such as portfolio-building, leaving more time for customer service and problem-solving to financial professionals.