The Longest Month

 Robert Half Survey Finds It Takes CFOs Average of Four Weeks to Fill Finance  Positions  TORONTO, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Four weeks is a long time to be short-staffed,  but that's what it takes, on average, to fill an open staff-level accounting  and finance role, according to a new survey of chief financial officers  (CFOs). The Robert Half Finance & Accounting survey also found it takes an  average of nine weeks to fill a management-level position.  The survey was developed by Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's  first and largest specialized financial recruitment service, and conducted by  an independent research firm. It is based on interviews with more than 270  CFOs from a random sample of Canadian companies.  CFOs were asked, "On average, how many weeks does it typically take to hire  for an open staff-level accounting or finance position?" The mean response was  four weeks.  CFOs were also asked, "On average, how many weeks does it typically take to  hire for an open management-level accounting or finance position?" The mean  response was nine weeks.  "To find top performers, companies need to make recruitment an ongoing  priority, even when they're not actively looking to hire or to fill a role,"  said Greg Scileppi, president of Robert Half, International Staffing  Operations. "Building and maintaining a solid pipeline of potential candidates  is an effective way of ensuring that when there is demand for additional staff  support, precious time and resources aren't spent on a long hiring process."  Scileppi added that working with a professional recruitment firm can give  businesses access to individuals with in-demand skills, while streamlining the  process and limiting disruption to the day-to-day operations of the company.  "Building relationships with staffing professionals can help bridge the gap  between companies and the hard-to-find candidates the organization needs to  reach their business goals, including those not actively engaged in the job  market." he said. "By performing skill evaluations and conducting initial  interviews, recruiters help fill positions quickly, enabling hiring managers  to focus on their other priorities."  About Robert Half Finance & Accounting  Robert Half has more than 345 staffing locations worldwide and offers online  job search services on its divisional websites, all of which can be accessed  at www.roberthalf.ca. Follow Robert Half on Twitter at  twitter.com/RobertHalf_CAN, and gain insights on the latest financial hiring  and salary trends at www.roberthalf.ca/salarycentre.    SOURCE  Robert Half Management Resources  Naz Araghian 416.350.2330 ext. 62132 naz.araghian@roberthalf.com  Image with caption: "Robert Half survey finds it takes CFOs average of four  weeks to fill finance positions (CNW Group/Robert Half Management Resources)".  Image available at:   http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140417_C4141_PHOTO_EN_39379.jpg  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2014/17/c4141.html  CO: Robert Half Management Resources ST: Ontario NI: ECOSURV  
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