Finance Execs Cite Recruiting Challenges, Retention Concerns

The global accounting and finance employment market may be in a state of transition, a new study by Robert Half International, the world’s largest specialized staffing firm, suggests. Financial leaders surveyed for the fifth annual Robert Half Global Financial Employment Monitor reported difficulties finding skilled staff and growing concern about their ability to hold on to their best employees.

Globally, 67 percent of survey respondents said it is either very or somewhat challenging today to find skilled accounting and finance professionals for certain jobs. Those surveyed also are more worried about keeping top performers than they were a year ago, according to Robert Half International. Fifty-six percent of financial leaders said they are at least somewhat concerned about retaining their staff in the coming year, up from 45 percent in 2010, according to Robert Half International.

The Robert Half Global Financial Employment Monitor is based on surveys conducted by independent research firms. The study includes responses from more than 6,000 financial leaders across 19 countries.

To read more about the survey and view more findings, click here.

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