In the first instalment of Unquote's Out-of-Office series, DealCloud's Matthew Hardcastle explains how the growing use of technology among private equity houses could help attract and retain a more diverse pool of talent.
Hardcastle talked to Unquote about how the PE community fared in terms of technology going into lockdown, and how there has been historical underinvestment, meaning the systems in place have created a hard link into the office.
He went on to discuss how this year's extended period of working from home could lead to a longer-term disruption of working patterns and help enable a better work-life balance for workers.
Technology not only enables flexibility to work remotely, but information can be democratised and made available to everyone in any setting, which in turn could be a catalyst to opening up the industry by attracting and retaining a more diverse pool of talent, he said.
This video was produced in association with DealCloud