Will recruitment be a priority for your business?
The start of the year is always considered a transitional period for businesses. As well as dealing with slower market conditions and absent clients/customers, there could also be gaps within your own systems.
This means recruitment plays an important role in the first few months as leaders work to fill skill shortages and expand existing departments and positions.
Recruitment on the mind of many
In fact, according to a recently released survey from Robert Half, over half (51 per cent) of the Australian chief financial officers polled indicated an appetite for creating new finance and accounting jobs this year.
Additionally, Robert Half noted that this extended to 60 per cent of business leaders in large companies – highlighting the confidence in growth this year.
Managing Director of Robert Half Asia Pacific David Jones explained this in more detail.
“As confidence continues in Australia’s economic and business growth outlook, companies are pushing ahead to identify the talent required to support their forward growth strategies,” he said.
“The reality is that the ‘war for talent’ remains stronger than ever. Companies therefore still and increasingly are on the hunt for and in competition with each other to find and recruit financial top performers.”
Highly-skilled professionals in hot-demand
Robert Half isn’t the only recruitment provider to predict positive trends among employment. In early January, Hays released its January to March Hays Quarterly Report and listed a number of professions that are in demand.
Accountancy and finance positions featured prominently, with business leaders seeking financial analysts, management accountants, accounts payable and accounts receivable professionals among others.
Managing Director of Hays in Australia and New Zealand Nick Deligiannis noted that there is a real need for candidates who have excellent technical skills and the ability to work well within a team.
“The market for highly-skilled professionals with the right combination of technical skills and cultural fit is tightening as employers fill staffing gaps, increase sales and undertake projects,” he stated.
Job advertisements increase across Australia
Another recruitment provider Seek highlighted this trend with recent statistics. According to internal figures, job advertisements posted on the website increased 7.8 per cent in December 2015, compared to December 2014.
When broken down, almost every industry has seen improvements to job advertisements numbers – a good sign of the growing Australian economy.
In order to capture this top talent for your business, it is important to have an efficient recruitment process that is tailored to your enterprise’s requirements. This is where HR management software from Employee Connect can add real value to your operations.
To learn more about this software, feel free to contact our team today.