Fresh Perspectives Wanted

By Robert Half on August 9, 2016 at 8:33am

FRESH PERSPECTIVES WANTED

Survey Suggests Fresh Ideas and Enthusiasm Lead to Job Offers

CFOs were asked, “Is your firm more or less active in recruiting entry-level candidates from colleges or universities now than it was five years ago?”

16% Somewhat more active
7% Significantly more active
7% Somewhat less active
5% Significantly less active
65% About the same

CFOs were also asked, “Which of the following is the primary reason your firm is more active in recruiting entry-level candidates from colleges or universities?”

30% They bring fresh ideas and an innovative spirit
22% They bring energy and enthusiasm to their jobs
18% They adapt quickly to new technology
18% There are recruiting challenges at more experienced levels
12% They have lower salary expectations

Source: Accountemps surveys of more than 2,200 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

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