Written by RMI’s MD, Ken Kemp.

Nothing ever stands still and the role of the financial professional in the workplace is changing .

Increased automation is leading to the elimination of many menial paper-based tasks. The 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey shows that when considering a job move, 11 per cent viewed flexible working as the most important factor. And this is enhancing the role of the financial professional and making digi-enabled positions much more attractive and desirable.

For example the role of expenses reporting is changing from that of ‘bean counting’ and paper-shuffling to a more proactive one of managing costs.

So, if you are a recruiter in the financial services sector, make sure you are aware of how digitally automated your client is and, if this is one of their strengths, don’t miss the opportunity of emphasizing this as one of the attractions of the role when outlining it to your candidates.