Finally, companies are hiring again. But they are having a hard time filling spots that require specialized skills. How can CFOs ensure their company has access to a desirable pool of candidates and not lose their key employees?
Businesses can’t grow if they lack quality talent to push them forward. CFOs know this; for the past two years, they have ranked their company’s ability to attract and retain qualified workers toward the top of their concerns, according to the quarterly Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey. When their own budgets have allowed for hiring during this slow economic recovery, CFOs have found it difficult to balance the finance department with the right mix of technical accounting help and finance experts who can intelligently analyze data and help with strategic decisions.
Amid the piles of résumés and the price of paying recruiters to find qualified employees, CFOs are also dealing with keeping the key employees who have stuck with their company through lean times. Their loyalty may have worn thin, and they are placing higher demands on employers to keep them.
This CFO Handbook will explore why the war for talent still rages, even among high unemployment rates, how to find quality employees, and how to hold onto them. Packed with tips, the guide can be used by senior finance executives to brush up on their interviewing skills and attract the level of employees their company needs.
Topics covered in The War for Talent include:
- The challenges of recruiting and retaining different generations
- Developing a corporate culture and how that fits into your recruitment strategy
- The questions to ask and techniques to use to get the employees you want
- Tips for managing talent and preventing turnover