Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Professionals Remain in High Demand
CHICAGO, Illinois (Dec. 21, 2017) — Brilliant™ an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, published its Q1 2018 Hiring Forecast today. The data indicates an increase in open accounting, finance and IT positions heading into Q1 2018. Further, businesses are planning to increase their overall hiring plans in the next 12 months, especially for IT.
The Brilliant Q1 2018 Hiring Forecast, produced in partnership with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director of Consumer Surveys at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, studies the hiring trends and business factors affecting accounting, finance and information technology professionals for the greater Chicago and south Florida labor markets.
The study finds 40 percent of businesses are reporting unfilled jobs in accounting and finance, and 28 percent are reporting openings in IT. These numbers have increased from last quarter, especially for IT, which marked the highest percentage of openings reported in the past year.
Dr. Richard Curtin explains, “Four-in-10 human resources professionals and hiring managers reported unfilled jobs in accounting and finance, and nearly 1-in-3 reported openings for IT.” He continues, “While the overall number of open accounting and finance jobs exceeded IT positions, the change during the past year was dominated by a sharp rise in the number of available IT positions.”
Brilliant President Jeff Mariola adds, “Our study brings important insight into the future of the accounting, finance and information technology professions, and the overall health of the labor market. We remain optimistic that consistent and elevated numbers of open positions and plans to hire indicate continued growth at least in the near term.”
The Brilliant Q1 2018 Hiring Forecast survey was conducted between Oct. 24, 2017, and Nov. 6, 2017. Close to 300 human resources professionals and hiring managers participated in the study.
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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 matches them with hiring companies from industries including manufacturing, distribution, health care, professional services, retail, legal, technology, real estate, nonprofit organizations, software and hospitality, among others. 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 being ranked No. 6 on Forbes 2017 America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms and No. 25 on Forbes 2017 America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms. Additionally, Brilliant was ranked on Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 for three straight years including No. 1 in 2015, Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms in the United States for three straight years including No. 2 in 2015, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent for North America two years in a row, Inc. 5000 for three straight years, Best Places to Work South Florida, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for four straight years and others. To learn more about Brilliant, visit www.brilliantfs.com, call 312.582.1800 or follow @BrilliantFS on social media.
Laurie Vicente, CSMP,
Marketing Director, Brilliant,
Lvicente@brilliantfs.com or 312.582.1812