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Posted by Rowan O'Grady, Hays President, on Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015
The latest Hays Salary Guide shows that banking and financial services is one of Canada's strongest industries, and accounting and finance remains a function with steady demand and some skills shortages.
Almost two-thirds (60%) of accounting and finance professionals say there is a moderate to extreme skills shortage in their function, and more than half expect business activity to increase in 2016.
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More than a third of accounting and finance hiring managers say a lack of training and professional development is to blame for what shortages they are experiencing, and the same proportion say they are offering training as a tool for talent attraction. However, the majority (68%) are hoping competitive salaries will set them apart, with almost half also saying they are promoting benefits and company culture to attract the candidates they need.
"In the competition for niche talent, we are fortunate to benefit from our success and reputation in the market, both as a business and as an employer," says Collins Barrow Toronto Partner and COO Rhonda Klosler. "We see our corporate and employer brands as closely intertwined – we are collaborative, entrepreneurial and client–focused, with a suite of unique service offerings that allow our clients and staff to benefit from a full–service business advisory approach. Building and maintaining a strong employer brand is crucial to competing for the best employees."