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The Future of Banking: Opportunities for Talent
In March 2019, Page Executive organized a 2nd debate in Warsaw for Banking Shared Service Center Heads and HR leaders to discuss topics regarding this dynamically growing industry. The event was led by Mariusz Grendowicz, one of the most prominent bankers in Poland and hosted by Iwona Dudzińska, Citi Managing Director, at their premises. Agnieszka Kulikowska, Partner in Page Executive, facilitated the discussion.
One of the main topics for discussion was the unique opportunity for talent. Over the past years, the global financial services centers sector has been growing at a rapid rate. Today, it has grown to a size where it employs similar numbers to the traditional banks and financial institutions and the jobs continue to develop in complexity and sophistication. One of the main focuses of the sector today is related to the attraction of top talent.
Opportunities for Talent
The conclusion of the discussion was that there are three main talent profiles that the financial services center sector is looking for:
- Seeking synergies with the traditional banking sector, which will shortly be facing outplacement activities of many of its employees due to the consolidation of the sector.
- University graduates - one of the focuses of this sector will be how to move the focus of this talent from Fintech toward financial services.
- A more diverse talent pool of foreigners and minority groups through a diversity and inclusion agenda.
To be able to attract these profiles towards the sector, employer branding becomes very important. The financial services centers sector needs to move forward from the perception of its humble beginnings to what the sector that has become today, a powerhouse of opportunities to grow business and careers.
Agnieszka currently leads the Financial Services, Shared Services and Human Resources practices in Poland. She has successfully conducted over 110 executive search assignments on Regional (CEE, EMEA), local Board and Director levels among a total of over 260 recruitment projects since joining PageGroup.