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. Watch the full conversation above.

 

 

Join FU.SE 2021

 

 

Interested in joining a forum for CHROs, HR Leaders and decision makers? Register now for FU.SE 2021 on September 30th. FU.SE 2021 is a global gathering of CHROs and C-level decision-makers focused on the evolving role for HR in the transformation of companies and people.

 

With speakers like Martine Ferland, CEO at Mercer, and Carl Benedikt Frey, Founder and Director of the programme on the Future of Work, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, the sessions will focus on:

 

  • Building inclusive, skill-based organisations
  • Reimagining the role of talent in driving business transformation
  • Designing new ways of working

 

Check out the sessions and register here.