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Hiring plans for accounting, finance and IT professionals strong for Q4 2015

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Hiring plans for accounting, finance and IT professionals strong for Q4 2015

Pace of new hires hits highest level this year for accounting and finance while eases for IT.

According to a report from staffing agency Brilliant, companies are planning a strong pace of hiring for accounting, finance and IT professionals in Q4 2015.  

The report, produced with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, studied the hiring and business practices of human resources professionals and hiring managers within the greater Chicago and south Florida markets.

The data indicates that companies have a high percentage of unmet needs within their accounting, finance and IT functions, especially within accounting and finance. Moreover, the positions have been vacant for short periods of time with most companies planning to fill the roles as quickly as possible.

Dr. Curtin explains, "The most interesting finding is that unfilled accounting and finance positions continued to increase, while open IT positions declined somewhat. Open accounting and finance jobs were reported by 42%, up from 36% last quarter and 30% in Q4 2014." He continues, "In contrast, unfilled IT positions were reported by 33% of companies, marginally below last quarter's 37% and substantially below the 58% in Q2 2015."

Brilliant CEO Jim Wong adds, "Despite the recent global economic challenges, businesses are reporting unmet accounting, finance and IT needs. We remain optimistic that hiring plans will remain strong for accounting, finance and IT professionals in the near term."

20% of companies reported plans to increase their pace of hiring for accounting and finance professionals, up from 14% last quarter. 12% of companies reported plans to increase their pace of IT hiring, down from 14% last quarter.     

 

 

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