Skilled Candidates in Short Supply

By on January 2, 2018 at 12:55pm

SKILLED CANDIDATES IN SHORT SUPPLY

CFOs were asked: “How challenging is it for your company to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions today?”*

Very challenging 18%
Somewhat challenging 33%
Not challenging 19%
Not applicable/not looking 30%

“Which of the following has your company done to adapt its approach to hiring in-demand accounting and finance professionals who are in short supply?”**

Expanded the search to a wider geography 48%
Accelerated the hiring process to avoid losing candidates’ interest 46%
Considered college students or recent graduates for roles that historically weren’t open to them 46%
Loosened the must-have criteria to consider more candidates 45%
Hired interim accounting and finance professionals to evaluate them for full-time roles 39%

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 270 CFOs in Canada

*Responses do not total 100 per cent due to rounding.

**Multiple responses permitted.

© 2018 Robert Half International Inc.

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