Even though the economy is tanking and unemployment is rising, finding qualified accounting and finance professionals is more difficult for the second year in a row, according to a recent survey by Robert Half International.
Fifty six percent of finance and human resource managers surveyed reported shortages in those fields.
A greater number of those surveyed — 73 percent versus 46 percent in 2007 — said they’re concerned about losing top performers to other opportunities.
More than 4,000 finance and human resources managers in 20 countries participated in the survey.
The survey also found that an average of three candidates are interviewed for these positions, compared to only two interviews per position last year.