#ALFIEAM19 in quotes

“Don’t hire replicants.”

Ola Fadipe (Head of Talent EMEA, BlackRock) strongly advises against hiring just “copies of yourself” as she discusses the fight for talent with Susanne Schartz (COO, Seqvoia) and her co-panellists. If your team is composed of economists so far, perhaps a liberal arts major is who you need now. If your current balance of personalities is leaning heavily towards extroverts, hire a listener. Yes, it does seem common sense, but the pressures of the everyday business stop us from getting these decisions right. Make an effort: get to know individuals and their skillsets!