PE recruiting on pause — Wells CEO's history of hiring — Accenture's outlook

PE recruiting on pause — Wells CEO's history of hiring — Accenture's outlook
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Private equity puts recruiting on pause

Here's a fun one out of Reed Alexander and Casey Sullivan.


Recruiting in private equity has gotten aggressive. In recent years, young analysts at investment banks would only have been on the job for a few weeks before PE recruiters came calling.

This year, however, is different. With so much up in the air, headhunters and private-equity firms have called a cease fire, so to speak, on going after young talent.

Reed and Casey have all the details on what led to the timeout.

Click here to read the full story.

How Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf, who's under fire for his 'limited' Black talent remark, filled the bank's top ranks with white men from his JPMorgan days


I've talked a lot about the comments from Charlie Scharf, Wells Fargo's CEO, on recruiting and hiring Black talent. Here's a great analysis piece from Rebecca Ungarino detailing how since Scharf arrived at Wells in October 2019 he has had a chance to reshape senior management, filling eight executive positions during his tenure. In the end, the majority of new hires to his senior leadership team have been white men he worked with at JPMorgan. Read the entire story here.

Accenture execs say that the firm's consulting and strategy work should bounce back from a pandemic-induced slump within a year

Consultants have been hit hard by the coronavirus, as companies impacted by the pandemic have cut budgets that could be allocated toward their services. Samantha Stokes has the latest from Accenture's earnings call on what the road ahead looks like. Read more here.

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