Thursday, July 10, 2008

UK accounting and finance professionals shortage less pronounced than rest of world

The UK is the only major economy not to have experienced an increase in the shortage of skilled accounting and finance professionals, a new survey has found.

However, 43 per cent of hiring managers in Britain are still finding it difficult to recruit experienced staff in this field, according to the Robert Half Global Financial Employment Monitor.

Online Recruitment reports that this is down from 53 per cent last year.

Of the 20 countries surveyed, an average of 56 per cent of employers admitted to struggling to find qualified professionals. In addition, 58 per cent raised concerns about retention of staff.

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