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Currently,the banking industry following the crisis retains its ‘bad boy’ image and there may be an impending recruitment problem. Recently we interviewed the Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, Angela Knight, CBE, about how the banking crisis has affected the application of serious contenders for board applications. Her view was that women particularly might be put off coming forward, while a poor image of the industry persists. View the interview on our website.
In an article in the Financial Times, Sharleen Goff reports on the banking recruitment crisis too in her article ‘A battered sector seeks reinforcements’ 2/2/2012. But despite this, she says the banks are” likely to need people – probably contractors – to help them identify and drive through efficiencies”. Digital banking is going to be a key area – according to analysts – with new services appearing such as ‘mobile payments’. Sharleen suggests that rather than hire people with traditional banking expertise, opportunities will appear for media professionals who have grown up in the internet age.