Future of Work Conversations

On the first episode of our Future of Work Conversations series, Ken Cooper, the CHRO of Bloomberg, makes the argument for hiring new workers and employees that possess one key skill: the ability to quickly adapt and change to new situations.

Interview with Ken Cooper

 

What’s the most important skill new hires should possess nowadays? Ken Cooper, Chief Human Resources Officer at Bloomberg, always has the same answer when talking to students: adaptability.


When organizations hire new workers, they should be looking for people who can quickly adapt and change to evolving situations, Cooper told Cynthia Hansen, the managing director of the Adecco Foundation.


Organizations should consider hiring workers from diverse backgrounds as well. Workers with backgrounds in different industries may not seem like a natural fit for some positions, but their soft skills should be a larger focus in the hiring process.

Listen to the full conversation on our podcast

The future of work is constantly shifting – and fast. How can you keep up?

The Future of Work Conversations is a podcast all about the intersection of human talent, and leadership in the shifting world of work. Whether you’re a CHRO leading a human resources function or a business leader, this podcast brings together experts, decision-makers and C-suites to discuss everything impacting the changing world of work – and how companies are shifting to become future-proof.

Dive deeper into the first episode of our Future of Work Conversations series, Ken Cooper, the Chief Human Resources Officer at Bloomberg, reveals the most important skill new hires should possess when applying to jobs. Likewise, when organizations hire new workers, they should be looking for this one skill. Listen to the full conversation with Cynthia Hansen, the managing director of the Adecco Foundation, now.