There is a shortage of accounting and finance talent in the United States. Regardless of what industry you’re in, if your business doesn’t have the right people handling your money, the impact on your bottom line can be disastrous. Given the current shortage of financial talent, getting the right people in the door is trickier than ever. So what can you do to attract top financial talent? Whether it’s a CFO, Controller, Staff Accountant, or Financial Analyst, you can follow these steps to get the right accounting and finance professionals in the door (and keep them)!
Salary History Questions
Some states and cities have banned employers from asking questions regarding salary history. Below is a list of states and cities where these bans have or are being implemented (this information has been compiled by BusinessInsider.com):
Veritas on Fox – Open Work Spaces
December 2, 2015 – Veritas Recruiting Group’s Managing Partner David Sprinkle was on Fox 35 Good Day Orlando this morning discussing open floor plan offices.
Things to keep in mind:
- Bull-pen style open floor plan offices have many challenges, mostly centered around the distracting elements that negatively affect productivity.
- Open floor plans are especially difficult for creative positions, engineers, and technical professionals like accountants.
- It’s important to have office rules to reduce distractions…ie. if the head phones are on, do not disturb.
The Orlando Business Journal reports that there is a shortage of accountants in the Central Florida area. Reasons for the shortage include Verizon hiring 1,100 accountants for their new financial hub in Lake Mary, as well as Deloitte aggressively hiring here as well.
Forbes has listed Orlando as the #1 Job Growth City in the US in their rankings of the top 10 cities with the highest job growth in the first 3 quarters of 2014. The cities that have made the list show the strongest non-agricultural job growth, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.