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How to Recruit the Best People

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We spoke to financial executives across North America for insight into how they are dealing with current hiring challenges. Read their responses for recruiting tips you can use at your own firm. Get more hiring advice from top leaders, learn about trends affecting the finance function and see how your team measures up against your peers by downloading Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function at https://www.roberthalf.com/benchmarking.

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How to Recruit the Best People

  1. 1. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. HOW TO RECRUIT THE BEST PEOPLE Executives reveal their top recruiting tips
  2. 2. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. PROMOTE WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY UNIQUE “Make sure, number one, you have a good story to tell about your company so you attract talent who are willing to leave where they are.” — Keith Randall, CFO, Playtime “ 2
  3. 3. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. “Number two, you have to be able to offer an opportunity for people that is going to be different than what other companies are offering.” — Keith Randall, CFO, Playtime “ 3 PROMOTE WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY UNIQUE
  4. 4. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. OFFER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT “I do a lot of mentoring and guiding in helping people grow in ways that are not necessarily tied to more money.” — Robert Laverdure, Director of Finance & Operations, Cambridge School of Weston “ 4
  5. 5. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. “We’re trying to invest in the right people through training, as well as lots of coaching. We’ve had to focus on helping people build their skills.” — Corporate Controller, manufacturing company, Canada “ 5 OFFER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  6. 6. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. ARTICULATE YOUR WORKPLACE CULTURE “We need to have people who have a roll-up-their-sleeves attitude and have both the strategy and capability of working in the trenches when necessary.” — Carl Gauvreau, CFO, Knowlton Development Corp. “ 6
  7. 7. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. “ SPEND MORE MONEY ON TOP TALENT “Maintaining compensation at a fair level without it being excessive is an ongoing challenge.” — CFO, nonprofit, Boston area 7
  8. 8. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. SPEND MORE MONEY ON TOP TALENT Salary ranges for in-demand accounting professionals are on the rise, and you can get up-to- date salary data for more than 400 positions in the latest Salary Guide. Click Here 8
  9. 9. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. SPEND MORE MONEY ON TOP TALENT “One of the things we’re doing … is raising not just the profile of the position, but increasing the compensation plan for it.” — Corporate Controller, manufacturing company, Canada “ 9
  10. 10. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. GET CREATIVE WITH PERKS “We’ve taken our 401(k) from a backwater benefit to a front-and-center benefit.” — CFO, nonprofit, Boston area “ 10
  11. 11. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. GET CREATIVE WITH PERKS “We’ve done some simple things, like permitting people to wear jeans to work, as long as it’s ‘situation-appropriate.’” — CFO, nonprofit, Boston area “ 11
  12. 12. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. STREAMLINE THE HIRING PROCESS NEED HELP WITH YOUR HIRING PROCESS? Call Robert Half at 1-877-638-7850. 12 We understand hiring is not an easy process and can help you save the time and expense commonly associated with recruiting.
  13. 13. © 2016 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. GET MORE TIPS Get more recruiting tips from CFOs, as well as insight into how your accounting and finance team measures up against your peers, in Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function. 13 Click Here

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