Recruitment and Retention Concerns Grow for Accounting and Finance Employers Globally
Finance executives around the world are becoming increasingly worried about recruiting and retaining skilled accounting and finance employees, according to a new survey.
The global survey, by staffing company Robert Half International, found that 67 percent of the respondents said it is either very or somewhat challenging today to find skilled accounting and finance professionals for certain jobs. The survey respondents also indicated they are more worried about holding onto their top performers than they were a year ago. Fifty-six percent of the more than 6,000 financial leaders surveyed in 19 countries said they are at least somewhat concerned about retaining their staff in the coming year, up from 45 percent in 2010.
Sixty-seven percent of the financial leaders surveyed reported at least some level of recruiting difficulty. Approximately 19 percent of the respondents said it is very challenging to find skilled accounting and finance professionals today.