The latest news, trends and information to help you with your recruiting efforts.

Posted June 13, 2014 by

Will Losing Baby Boomers in the Workplace Affect Employers?

As baby boomers enter retirement, how much will that affect employers in the workplace?  What, if any, concerns do they have?  Learn more in the following post.

One-fifth of the U.S. workforce has passed or is nearing retirement age, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, yet research suggests many executives aren’t too concerned with losing baby boomer employees to retirement in the next couple of years. Only 31% of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed for a recent Robert Half survey said they were worried about this possibility. 63% of financial executives reported being unconcerned. (more…)

Posted February 27, 2014 by

Companies Feel Good About Growth, but Challenged in Recruiting Candidates

Robert Half logoWhile companies feel good about growing in the first quarter of 2014, they are concerned about their ability to recruit top candidates for positions.  The following post has more information.

In a recent Robert Half survey, nearly all (91 percent) of executives interviewed said they are optimistic about their companies’ near-term growth prospects. However, they are less certain about their ability to recruit experienced talent for open jobs. In fact, more than six in 10 (63 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) said it is somewhat or very challenging to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions today. (more…)

Posted October 10, 2013 by

Employers Proposing Perks to Recruit Professionals

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Group of various professionals. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In order to recruit the best talent to fill their needs, some employers have decided to offer perks as incentives.  So, what are they bringing to the table to attract professionals?  Learn more in the following post.

Many employers are pulling out all the stops to recruit employees with in-demand skills, a new Accountemps survey finds. Nearly half (46 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said they are improving benefits in order to attract top talent. Almost as many (45 percent) are raising salaries, and another 42 percent are investing in training and development for promising workers. More than one-quarter (26 percent) of CFOs indicated their companies are bringing in temporary staff to bridge the skills gap. (more…)

Posted July 02, 2013 by

Employers Most Concerned with Retaining Best Workers

As difficult as it has become to locate top performers, keeping them on board is proving to be an even greater worry for employers, a recent Robert Half survey shows. Nearly four in 10 (38 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said retaining valuable employees is their biggest staffing concern for the next 12 months. Twenty-seven percent of respondents said their top focus will be maintaining employee productivity. (more…)

Posted June 06, 2013 by

Employers Say General Business Knowledge Most Important Attribute for Accounting Job Candidates

In addition to accounting skills, employers are looking for accounting job candidates who possess general business knowledge.

Today’s job market is more than a numbers game for accounting and finance professionals, a new Accountemps survey finds. When considering job candidates’ qualifications beyond traditional accounting skills, one-third (33 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said they value general business knowledge most. One-quarter (25 percent) of respondents look for expertise in information technology (IT). (more…)

Posted March 13, 2013 by

Filling Finance Jobs a Challenge for CFOs

If you’re looking for a job in finance, then employers are looking for you.  Learn more in the following post.

The outlook for professionals such as financial analysts and senior accountants is increasingly bright, and talent shortages are leading to higher salaries for in-demand specialties, new research from Robert Half International shows. Nearly three in five (59 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed for a Robert Half survey said it is at least somewhat challenging to find skilled financial professionals today. (more…)

Posted November 12, 2012 by

Underperforming Employees Cost Managers About One Work Day a Week

When employers don’t hire the right candidates for the job, it may cost them some valuable work time.

Managers asking themselves “Where does the day go?” may now have an answer. Chief financial officers (CFOs) recently surveyed by Robert Half International said that, on average, supervisors spend 17 percent of their time — nearly one day per week — overseeing poorly performing employees. (more…)

Posted May 07, 2012 by

Fewer Employers Contributing to the Costs of Continuing Education

Depending on what career path you choose, once you get a job, it may be necessary to continue your education.  However, don’t necessarily count on your potential employer to pay for this expense. (more…)

Posted February 28, 2012 by

College Graduates with Work Experience May Have an Advantage

While work experience does not guarantee college grads jobs, it can’t hurt their chances.

College students take note: Prior work experience may be a requisite for getting your foot in the door with employers, a new Accountemps survey suggests. Nine in 10 (91 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said it is important for entry-level accounting and finance professionals to gain practical experience while in college.

CFOs were asked, “How important is it for entry-level accounting and finance professionals to have gained work experience in the field while in college?” Their responses: (more…)

Posted November 09, 2011 by

Survey: Executives Want Workers to Improve Their Communication, Leadership Skills

What would executives most like to see from their workers?

When it comes to career development for accountants, the “ABCs” may matter as much as the “123s”, a new Accountemps survey suggests. Thirty-one percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed named communication as the area where employees need to improve the most. Twenty-six percent of executives would like to see stronger leadership abilities, while 14 percent said gaining functional, job-specific skills is the top priority for their department’s staff.

CFOs were asked, “Which one of the following is the area where you’d like to see your employees in your department improve the most?” Their responses: (more…)