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Survey indicates finance job hiring plans of CFOs

The number of people who hold finance jobs could experience little change

The number of people who hold finance jobs could experience little change during the third quarter of this year, according to a statement containing the results of the most Robert Half Financial Hiring Index.

More than four-fifths, or 87 percent of CFOs who participated in the survey, do not expect to make significant changes to the number of employees they have during the upcoming quarter. A slim minority, or 5 percent of respondents, plan to add staff, while 3 percent intend to reduce their number of workers.

Even though most of the market participants polled did not indicate plans to hire more people, 38 percent of them described their current environment for sourcing, interviewing and hiring candidates as either "somewhat challenging" or "very challenging." The figure represents a modest increase from the prior quarter, when 32 percent described their recruiting environment in this manner.

"Although financial hiring is expected to hold steady in the next three months, candidate shortages in high-demand areas are rising," Kathryn Bolt, president of Robert Half Canada, said in the statement. "Organisations seek professionals in areas such as payroll, financial analysis and accounting."

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