Skilled Candidates in Short Supply

By Robert Half on January 3, 2018 at 9:45am


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

Very challenging 20%
Somewhat challenging 45%
Not challenging 24%
Not applicable/not looking 12%

“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?”**

Considered college students or recent graduates for roles that historically weren’t open to them 51%
Expanded the search to a wider geography 51%
Hired interim accounting and finance professionals to evaluate them for full-time roles 47%
Accelerated the hiring process to avoid losing candidates’ interest 46%
Loosened the must-have criteria to consider more candidates 43%

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,200 CFOs from companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas

*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

**Multiple responses permitted.

© 2018 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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