15 Aug '11, 2pm

Talent crunch for finance, accounting professionals

Talent crunch for finance, accounting professionals

SINGAPORE: Ninety-seven per cent of employers looking to hire in the second half of 2011 find hiring skilled professionals a challenge, with Singapore facing the most difficulties hiring in areas such as finance, accounting and operational support. This is according to the latest Robert Half Workplace Survey, which covered Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. A total of 1,651 human resources, finance, accounting and bank managers were surveyed, with 411 respondents interviewed in Singapore. The continued challenge in hiring finance and accounting talent is due to several factors, such as rising demand for highly qualified professionals, tighter regulations and the need for a more well-rounded skill set amid the changing economic landscape. "The talent shortage could be attributed to attrition of skilled professionals who lost their jobs, left for other markets ...

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