Raj Fernando, CEO and founder of ChopperTrading and ScoutaHead, talks about his leadership and hiring practices in a recent article. He is a highly successful financial investor who started as a volunteer at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In 2002, he started Chopper Trading where he revolutionized trading workplace practices.
Most trading firms seem cramped, busy, and stressful. There are uniform desks everywhere with constantly ringing phones and very little space for personal time and relaxation. Chopper trading is quite the opposite. Employees of Chopper Trading can indulge in table tennis, poker, or lifting weights while they work. Their break room is an envious 3,000 square feet where the 150 employees can find a variety of activities to enjoy.
Raj Fernando understands the nature of stress that his employees must face and he is trying to keep his atmosphere and his employees as content as possible. He takes his atmosphere extremely serious and makes sure to hire those who align with his philosophy. His only goal is to find someone who fits with the vibe of Chopper Trading.
The recruiting team tries to weed out the people who would not align with their practices. Of course, they want someone with the knowledge and technical skills, but they also want someone who knows exactly who Chopper Trading is and what the company will require of them. They want employees to go from hire to retire. The goal for the company is to find those who wish to stay for the rest of their career.
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