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.
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