Tech firm says graduates have global mindset to take on world

The HR director of a tech firm launching a new graduate scheme, which will see new hires work in different countries across the world, says that modern graduates are inherently well prepared for such global careers.

Wed, 18 Dec 2013The HR director of a tech firm launching a new graduate scheme, which will see new hires work in different countries across the world, says that modern graduates are inherently well prepared for such global careers.

FNZ’s Daniel Kasmir suggests that working across borders comes more naturally to those entering the workforce today in different countries as they will have more in common with each other than previous generations. Because of “the homogenisation of culture and modern communications”, he tells recruiter.co.uk, “the gap has really narrowed”.

“The reality is the average age of people in a technology company is around 26, 28 years old,” he continues. “For most of them, it just seems to be part of being a citizen of the world.”

FNZ supplies its financial and wealth management technology to clients in various countries, and has offices in the UK, Australia, the Czech Republic and New Zealand.

Kasmir adds: “Fifteen or 20 years ago people were talking about globalisation and it’s just not an issue now; it’s not a challenge as long as you’ve got the technology working.”

But he acknowledges that different working styles and personal characteristics play better in different countries. Although Kasmir admits these are “massive generalisations”, staff should be wary that North American businesses expect staff to be “very forthright, to speak your mind” while East Asia asks for a “more consensual” approach.

The company is looking to take on around 50 new or recent graduates across its European offices next year, with applications open now. The company will offer these staff secondments in multiple locations and the opportunity to relocate permanently.

“With international secondments and competitive starting salaries on offer, we’re expecting a high demand for places on the scheme,” concludes Kasmir.

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