A recent survey by FEI of CFOs appeared in CFO magazine today. The excerpt regarding hiring follows:
<<Corporate finance staffing at public companies has increased by 68 percent since Sarbanes-Oxley was implemented in 2002, according to the latest quarterly survey of chief financial officers conducted by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.
Staffing also increased at private companies, but by only 15 percent. It also appears that the hiring pool is being drained of quality talent; 63 percent of respondents said that it has become more difficult to find qualified candidates to fill vacant positions.>>
The full article can be found at: http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/7104412/c_7104434?f=TodayInFinance062306.
What should be interesting to my readers is the huge opportunity in the last sentence …. <<63 percent of respondents said that it has become more difficult to find qualified candidates to fill vacant positions.>>
–Know your value in the market place; and
–Make sure you are visible to the people who need to know about you!