The Talent Trap: How to Attract and Retain Young Technologists

Senior technologists talk about the difficulties in retaining talent and the programs they’re implementing to stem the outflow of technologists from their firms.

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In finance, it’s a challenge finding and attracting young technologists when buy-side shops are having to compete with the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Google. But once they land that talent, how do asset managers go about retaining them?

“We have a pretty strong intern program and we’re hiring associates from college and we rotate them, but we’ve been losing them at about the two-year mark,” Zajac said. “And it’s not just for any one, specific thing that you can put your finger on—it’s

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