Data indicates the frequency of unfilled accounting, finance and IT positions remains widespread, reported by one-third of companies surveyed. Additionally, survey respondents report they have critical accounting and finance positions that need to be filled and their hiring plans remain shifted towards IT.
"While a strong pace of hiring reported last quarter has reduced the backlog of unfilled positions for the coming quarter, hiring managers and human resources professionals more frequently reported four or more unfilled positions than a year ago," says Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. "The survey indicates that businesses have kept up with growing needs for more accounting and finance professionals, while the demand for additional IT staff has grown faster than the rate they could locate and hire appropriate candidates."
Brilliant CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) adds, "The study brings important insight into the future of accounting, finance and IT, and the climate of businesses overall. The continued strength in hiring plans indicates that businesses expect continued growth and/or stability in their business, and they plan to fill the vacancies as quickly as possible. This is a remarkable degree of optimism despite some economic headwinds."
The study surveyed hiring managers and human resources professionals between April 19, 2016 and May 2, 2016.
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Brilliant is a search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and IT for the greater Chicago and south Florida markets. Brilliant was named Inavero's 2016 Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction, the No. 1 fastest-growing company on Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50 in 2015; one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014, 2015, 2016; one of the Nation's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014, 2015; 1,165 on the 2015 Inc. 5000; and No. 2 on the 2015 Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms. Learn more at www.brilliantfs.com.
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