How strong is your company at hiring accounting and finance talent? It can be challenging for even the biggest and most experienced companies. Staying up to date with the latest trends and recruiting strategies in the industry is increasingly more difficult.

But, with less talent available, it’s imperative for your company to take the necessary steps in order to be able to compete. Most companies will agree that one of their biggest challenges is finding qualified talent. Here, Toronto finance recruiters provide several ways you can connect with up and coming talent in the accounting and finance industry:

1. Be Different

Your employer brand matters. If your company simply blends in and looks the same as other companies in the industry, top talent will NOT take notice. Be different. Offer candidates something unique, be a trendsetter and differentiate your company from others. This can help you establish your organization as progressive and a place where people want to work.

2. Take Employee Referrals Seriously

You need to leverage your network. With fewer active candidates on the market today, your employees can be a great source for referrals. They can help you tap into the passive candidate market by recommending friends, colleagues and previous coworkers who could potentially be interested in working for your company. Incentivize your employees to actively provide your company with talent referrals.

3. Get Social

We all know young professionals are on social media. You should be, too. Use social media as a way to connect with up and coming talent. Build your network, communicate why your company is the place to work and establish a relationship with new industry talent. When the time is right for them to look for a job, your company will be top of mind.

Toronto finance recruiters give advice on connecting with accounting talent

4. Connect With a Recruiter

You need every advantage you can get. A recruiter who specializes in working with accounting and finance talent can help you improve your recruiting efforts. Whether you are having trouble attracting talent, finding people with the right skills, or you want to improve your overall recruiting strategy, a recruiter can help.

More Accounting and Finance Industry Recruiting Tips From Toronto Finance Headhunters

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Steven Petroff Legal Recruiter

Steven Petroff

As a member of both our Accounting and Legal practices, Steven specializes in the recruitment of lawyers, law clerks, accountants, and investment advisors across a number of industries. Steven supports a large network of candidates as a LinkedIn Profile Expert and Career Coach.

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