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SOURCE Robert Half Canada
More Than Half of Canadian CFOs Experiencing Recruiting Difficulties
TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - With the unemployment rate in Canada at 5.9%, the lowest it's been in nearly a decade, employers are finding it difficult to recruit top talent in many professional occupations. In a recent survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, 51% of CFOs said it is at least somewhat challenging to identify skilled workers for current job vacancies.
CFOs were asked, "In general, how challenging is it for your company to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions today?" Their responses:
Not applicable/not looking
"To ensure organizations are consistently attracting top professionals, they must establish nimble and comprehensive hiring processes capable of successfully evolving with current market conditions and limited candidate supply," said Greg Scileppi, president of Robert Half, International Staffing Operations.
To cast a wider net, 48% of executives surveyed by Robert Half are extending their search geographically. Other strategies include shortening the hiring process, considering entry-level applicants for roles that historically weren't open to them, loosening job criteria and bringing on interim professionals.
Robert Half offers the following advice for employers:
About the Research
The survey was developed by Robert Half and conducted by an independent research firm. It is based on telephone interviews with more than 270 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in Canada.
About Robert Half
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company has 300 staffing locations worldwide and offers online job search and management tools at roberthalf.ca. For career and management advice, follow our blog at roberthalf.ca/blog. Follow Robert Half Canada on Twitter at @RobertHalf_CAN for additional workplace advice and hiring trends.
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