Michael Fraccaro: Innovation is central to our business, so it’s only natural that we constantly look at new ways to engage candidates. We’re currently piloting the use of neuroscience games, cutting-edge AI, automated machine learning algorithms and behavioral data in our campus hiring. Not only do these approaches fit with our identity as a technology company, but they can actually help reduce bias in candidate vetting.
Our Tech Hubs in New York City, O’Fallon and San Francisco offer specially-designed office environments for vibrant communities of employees working on our digital payments, cybersecurity and growth initiatives. We also host hackathons and special events geared to coders, developers, designers and entrepreneurs that give employees the opportunity to collaborate on real business challenges on topics beyond their day-to-day roles.
Above all, we believe attracting the right talent comes down to the fundamentals: building relationships and taking opportunities to connect with people. That includes job seekers, professional organizations and students – even those who are in the very early stages of their education. Through programs like Girl 4 Tech, we encourage 10-13 year olds to explore STEM skills and careers. We’re very intentional and proactive about supporting activities that deliver good for the community. We’re always looking for ways we can be a positive influence in the markets where we operate. This is how you get the right people familiar with and interested in your brand.