Hiring plans remain strong and companies are planning to hire ASAP
CHICAGO, Illinois (June 13, 2017) — Brilliant™, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, released its Q3 2017 Hiring Forecast today. The data indicates businesses are reporting widespread openings in accounting and finance while the number of open information technology positions has doubled since last quarter.
The Brilliant Q3 2017 Hiring Forecast, produced in partnership with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, studies the hiring trends and business factors affecting accounting, finance and information technology professionals in the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets.
The study finds 41 percent of businesses (slightly down from 46 percent last quarter) reported openings in full-time, permanent accounting and finance positions, and 39 percent (almost double the 20 percent reported last quarter) indicated vacant full-time, permanent positions in information technology. Further, one-in-four companies reported plans to increase their hiring of accounting and finance professionals and one-in-six planned to increase the hiring of information technology professionals during the year ahead.
“For accounting and finance positions, 41 percent of human resources professionals and hiring managers reported one or more opening, down from 46 percent in the Q2 2017 hiring forecast, and above the 35 percent recorded in the Q3 2016 hiring forecast,” explains Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He continues, “Unfilled information technology positions significantly increased—doubling from 20 percent last quarter to 39 percent.”
Brilliant CEO Jim Wong, CPA (Inactive) adds, “Our study brings important insight into the future of accounting, finance and information technology professions, and the overall health of the labor market. We remain optimistic that the widespread open accounting and finance positions and the spike in open information technology positions indicates continued growth given the recent unpredictable performance of the economy.”
The survey was conducted between April 18, 2017, and May 1, 2017. Nearly 800 human resources professionals and hiring managers participated in the study.
To download the Brilliant Q3 2017 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast, click here.
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Brilliant is an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology for the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets. The firm represents high-quality accounting, finance and information technology talent and works closely with hiring companies within industries such as manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail, legal, technology, real estate, nonprofit organizations, software and hospitality. Many of Brilliant’s team members include former hiring managers, and accounting and finance professionals, from the Big 4 accounting firms, as well as other leading professionals in the industry. Since its inception in 2009, Brilliant has been recognized on many prestigious lists including America’s Best Recruiting Firms by Forbes, the No. 1 Fastest-Growing Company by Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50, the No. 2 Fastest-Growing Staffing Firm in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts—not to mention Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent for North America, Best Places to Work South Florida, Inc. 5000, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®—and more. For more information about Brilliant, visit www.brilliantfs.com, call 312.582.1800 or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.
Laurie Canning, Brilliant,
Lcanning@brilliantfs.com or 312.582.1812