PrideStaff Financial reports that extremely low unemployment and a brightening economic forecast will make recruiting for accounting and finance positions more challenging over the short-term.
"Unemployment in accounting and finance operational positions has dropped to 2.5 percent, down over .5 percent since December 2013," said Ryan Williams, Vice President of PrideStaff Financial. "At the same time, The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. has increased for three consecutive months to 121.1, suggesting that our economy will continue to gain momentum over the next quarter. As a result, employers hiring accounting and finance professionals are experiencing a real 'talent squeeze' – and recruiting top talent will likely become even more challenging over the short-term."
To facilitate talent acquisition, Williams recommends working with a specialized accounting and finance staffing firm. "In a market with 97.5 percent employment, top industry professionals are typically gainfully employed – and don't respond to employers' job postings. PrideStaff Financial recruits ahead of market demand, enabling us to connect employers with these 'passive' candidates. Our goal is to make hiring the right accounting and finance professionals simple, cost-effective and successful."
Williams encourages organizations seeking accounting and finance staff to schedule a free workforce consultation with PrideStaff Financial. "In a tight candidate market, we offer a range of staffing services and Workforce Growth Solutions to help employers manage growth, minimize hiring risks and avoid critical talent gaps. Our experts understand the market, know how to find top industry professionals, and will make the right staffing recommendations for employers to meet their business goals."
About PrideStaff Financial:
PrideStaff Financial specializes in accounting and financial staffing and is a division of PrideStaff, an organization with over 60offices in North America to serve over 4,500 clients. Founded in the 1970s as 100 percent company-owned units the company began staffing franchising in 1995. With over 40 years in the staffing business, headquartered in Fresno, CA, PrideStaff offers the resources and expertise of a national firm with the spirit, dedication and personal service of smaller, entrepreneurial firms. For more information on our services or for franchise information, visit www.pridestaff.com or www.pridestafffinancial.com.
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