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 
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