The financial labor force has changed, and now adaptable accountants can make a solid career by working as long-term temps, lowering job risk without sacrificing career growth or pay. "Temporary" may be the new name of the game.
Despite knowing that most employees leave their companies because of a lack of opportunity for career growth, only 14 percent of hiring managers in accounting and finance said they are willing to negotiate employee development opportunities during the hiring process.
Small and medium-sized businesses accounted for 102,000 of the 166,000 jobs created from August to September; however, jobs for financial activities declined during that time frame, according to the latest national employment report from ADP.
Confidence among US finance and accounting employees hit a high in the second quarter of 2013, spiking nearly ten points from the previous quarter and reaching levels not seen since before the recession, according to a new survey from The Mergis Group.
What's the greatest challenge for small business owners when it comes to hiring and managing staff? Sixty percent of business owners who were recently surveyed said finding skilled professionals is the biggest hurdle.
For the third year in a row, accounting and finance is among the top ten jobs that are the hardest for employers to fill, according to a recent survey from Milwaukee-based workforce solutions firm ManpowerGroup.