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Brilliant Q3 2016 Accounting, Finance & IT Hiring Forecast

Since 2012, Brilliant, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm in partnership with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. has been conducting a quarterly study on the hiring trends and business factors affecting the accounting, finance and IT professions.

The comprehensive report includes proprietary data collected from hiring managers and human resources professionals responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or IT professionals within the manufacturing, distribution, health care, consumer products, financial services, professional services, retail, real estate, insurance, technology, and non-profit industries, among others.

Hiring Plans for Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Professionals Remain Strong Moving Into Third Quarter of 2016
The frequency of unfilled positions remains widespread with plans to hire IT more dominant

AS WE APPROACH THE MIDPOINT OF 2016, it is a good time to assess the health of the labor market—especially with recent economic uncertainties. Businesses are remaining optimistic, despite these challenges and are reporting strong hiring plans for the coming quarter.

Last quarter, we saw the highest spike in open positions since early 2015. The bulk of those positions appear to have been filled as a drop in vacancies is being reported moving into the third quarter.

According to the Brilliant Q3 2016 Accounting, Finance and IT Hiring Forecast, businesses are reporting fewer unfilled accounting, finance and IT positions compared with the previous quarter and planned hiring for IT is more dominant than accounting and finance; although most survey takers still reported critical open accounting and finance positions that need to be filled as quickly as possible.

To access the Top 13 Hiring Trends for Q3 2016 infographic here.

To view the Q3 2016 Hiring Forecast flipbook here.

Download the Brilliant Q3 2016 Hiring Forecast in its entirety below!








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