September 30, 2020

It Takes Four to Five Weeks to Fill Vacant Finance and Accounting Positions

According to new survey results published today from Robert Half Finance & Accounting, it takes an average of four weeks to fill open staff-level accounting and finance jobs and five weeks for management-level positions.

But hiring managers need to move fast not only because it can be challenging to be short-staffed during that stretch, but because top candidates are often snapped off the market in less than 30 days.

"To find and keep great people, companies need to make recruitment an ongoing priority, even if they are not actively looking to hire," said Paul McDonald, Robert Half senior executive director. "A pipeline of potential candidates can speed up the hiring process and prevent problems associated with being short-staffed, like burnout of key employees." [Robert Half]

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