CFOs: When Recruiting for Your Accounting and Finance Team, Don’t Overlook New Grads

Hiring New Grads

In its April jobs report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that the overall unemployment rate last month was 5.4 percent — the lowest rate since May 2008. The unemployment rate for college-degreed workers 25 and older is 2.7 percent, which is significantly below the national average.

These latest figures from the BLS mean that CFOs looking to expand their accounting and finance teams in the months ahead may have an even tougher time finding highly skilled professionals.

Employers therefore need to consider all potential resources when hiring to support new business demands — from “boomerang employees” who left the organization on good terms and now want to return, to consultants who can help manage a range of high-value initiatives.

And there’s another sizeable pool of talent employers may want to tap: the Class of 2015.

As Robert Half senior executive director Paul McDonald suggests in a blog post about the April jobs report, many organizations can strengthen their teams by recruiting promising new grads and offering training to help them build certain skills.

McDonald explains why employers shouldn’t overlook Millennials just entering the business world, and offers advice for evaluating candidates who may lack significant real-world experience but have the raw talent to evolve into future leaders.

Read the full post here.

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