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Deloitte’s Ability to Recruit Talent Not Affected By New York Ban Because, You Know, These Things Happen

Deloitte plans to hire about a gajillion people this year. If you don't believe me, just ask themEven if the humblebragging gets a little old, jobs = good, so we (the royal kind) should all be grateful that the likes of Deloitte, EY, et al. are trying to solve the unemployment problem all by themselves.

Because of this, the firm is undoubtedly experiencing a critical mass of resumes, and eFinancialCareers asked the director of campus recruiting just how an aspiring Green Dot might stand out from the crowd. The interview isn't unlike any of the other Q&As that have featured a Deloitte exec, that is to say, it's incredibly dull.

They want team players. The ones that "develop into the next generation of leaders." They want people with "certain ethical standards," whatever that means. The usual stuff that brings on violent bouts of nausea.

At the end of the post, however, there's an interesting question about any after-effects from New York's ban on the firm accepting new work from banks:   

As part of an agreement, Deloitte’s financial-advisory services unit has been banned from working for select New York state financial institutions for a full year. Has this affected recruiting and/or hiring?
I have not seen any direct impact. In general people are educated and have inquiries and questions. I have not seen any impact on our ability to attract or recruit who we want. People understand in business things occur. Our business voluntarily paid to improve best practices and standards. Our standards weren’t questioned, but we decided to improve them going forward. I have not seen any candidates remove themselves from the process due to the decision. And remember, the only business that was affected was the FSA business.
Naturally! Sure, sometimes fines and temporary setbacks occur, but it's just the cost of doing business. People don't cross potential employers off their lists because they might have omitted some crucial information from a report about a client that was laundering hundreds of millions of dollars. I mean, it's not like someone died or anything.

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