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Banks Turn to Mind Reading to Source Top Tech Graduates

  • RBS tests the attention span of students via headsets
  • Machine learning and data science among skills in demand
Photographer: Erik Tham/Getty Images

Want to work at a bank? First you have to let them read your mind.

At career fairs and on university campuses as part of its graduate hiring scheme, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc has been attaching sensors to the heads of potential candidates, to measure brain activity and attention spans.