Brilliant Q4 2017 Accounting, Finance & Information Technology Hiring Forecast
Since 2012, Brilliant, in partnership with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been conducting a quarterly study on the hiring trends and business factors affecting the accounting, finance and information technology professions.
The comprehensive, 28-page report includes proprietary data collected from human resources professionals and hiring managers responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or information technology professionals within industries such as manufacturing, distribution, health care, consumer products, financial services, professional services, retail, real estate, insurance, technology, media, software, nonprofit organizations and others.
Latest Brilliant™ Study Finds Companies Will Continue Hiring Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Professionals in Q4 2017
AS WE ENTER THE FINAL QUARTER OF 2017, it’s important to assess how businesses plan to round out the year. Given the recent economic uncertainties, coupled with a tightened labor market, it’s encouraging to know that businesses continue to report unfilled positions and that their plans to hire remain somewhat strong moving into Q4 2017 despite these factors.
Last quarter, we saw one-in-four (41 percent) companies report open accounting, finance and information technology positions. Today, more than one-in-three (38 percent) are reporting openings in accounting / finance and one-in-five (19 percent) for information technology positions. In addition, the unemployment rate continues to remain historically low. These numbers reflect the natural response to the more vigorous job growth that has recently occurred. Still, high-quality professionals are in large demand and higher wages and benefits are likely to be offered in order to attract the needed talent.
The Brilliant Q4 2017 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast study was conducted between July 18, 2017, and August 1, 2017. More than 850 human resources professionals and hiring managers participated in the survey.
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