By Ross Campbell, Toronto Financial Recruiter

A new year is on the way. It’s a time for reflection and a time to recalibrate. It’s also the perfect opportunity for companies in the accounting and finance industry to take a step back and look for ways to improve their recruiting efforts.

With increased competition for talent, all companies need to look for ways to improve recruiting inefficiencies.

Here are 4 hiring resolutions for finance companies to consider to create a more desirable place to work:

Embrace Technology

Technological developments are having a huge impact on the finance industry. How has your organization reacted? Are you embracing technology or fighting it? How you react to the influx of technology will impact your company in many ways, including your ability to hire. Embrace technology by looking for candidates with finance and technology skill sets.

Learn more: Finance and Accounting Industry Employment Trends to Watch

Improve Your Employer Brand

employer brand

Recruiting competitiveness in the finance and accounting industry is increasing. It’s not only within the industry. Finance companies are also competing with other industries, such as IT, and battling to recruit top talent.

It’s now more important than ever for finance companies to work on their employer brand, improve organizational culture and become an organization where people want to work. Investing in your employer brand will help make your company a destination for top talent.

Check out: The Biggest Concern in the Finance and Banking Industry – Talent!

Improve Organizational Diversity


Diverse organizations are successful. However, many financial organizations struggle with a lack of diversity. One way to improve diversity is through a diversity retention plan and to make diversity play a key role in your recruiting efforts.

Learn more by reading: How Diversity Retention Plans Can Help Finance Organizations

Focus on The Candidate Experience

Many finance companies struggle with recruiting because they fail to offer a strong candidate experience. Having a focused recruiting plan makes it easier for candidates to learn about your company, job expectations, and determine if they could see themselves working for your company.

Learn more by reading: 4 Simple Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

More Accounting and Finance Blog Posts

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5 Key Attributes of a Top Finance Job Candidate

5 Ways to Spot Future Finance Industry Leaders


IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Technology (IT), Accounting and Finance, Consumer Goods, eCommerce and Retail, Financial Services and Insurance, Startup, B2B and Industrial, Operations and HR, Professional Services and Legal, Media, Digital and Marketing, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Emerging Technology and Telecom, and  Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

Ross Campbell Toronto Recruiter

Ross Campbell

Ross Campbell is a Partner and Practice Lead, Financial Services & Insurance with IQ PARTNERS. Celebrating over 10 years of management consulting experience in executive search, recruitment, and training in Canadian financial services and insurance companies, Ross thrives on the belief that business can be done significantly better by investing in the right people.

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