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If your accounting firm is having difficulty finding, hiring, and retaining top accounting talent, then you need to stop and take a look at your recruiting process. It can be challenging to realize you are making an important mistake because you are so focused on trying to hire for openings, replace employees who are exiting the company, promoting from within, in addition to daily operations.
Here are some signs it’s time to get some help and use an accounting recruiter:
Do you have a job opening you just can’t seem to fill? Are you having trouble finding the right candidate? Recruiting is competitive; and if you are losing candidates to other accounting firms, then the use of an accounting recruiter can help you improve your efforts. You’ll have access to more resources and a larger network of candidates.
Finding candidates is one thing. Successfully interviewing, doing background checks, and making a strong offer is another. If you find you are losing candidates late in the hiring process, a recruiter can help you close more candidates.
Candidate ghosting is on the rise. If you have candidates who become non-responsive during the recruiting process, it could be something you are doing. Or it could have to do with the type of candidates you are attracting. A finance and accounting recruiter can help you better assess candidates and move them through the hiring process.
Many companies have a poorly planned hiring process. It takes too long, there are unnecessary steps, and getting to the point where you make an offer simply needs to be reduced. A slow hiring process gives the candidate the chance to explore other options, increasing the chances of you losing them to an accounting firm that has a more efficient hiring process.
There are countless hiring tools and resources you can use today. Are you leveraging the technology available to connect with candidates? Using social media for recruiting, mobile communication, video, big data, and applicant tracking systems all have a time and a place. If you are not leveraging this technology, it could be hurting your recruiting efforts.
Accounting recruiters can help you improve your recruiting process and hire better. Consider using a headhunter if you want to boost your hiring process.
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 Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, 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.
Stephen is a Partner and Practice Lead in the Accounting and Finance group. In 2011 Stephen purchased The London Group, and over the next several years built a small team and became a go-to recruiter for several mid-sized accounting firms. In 2016 the London Group merged with IQ PARTNERS, allowing Stephen to grow his accounting and finance recruitment practice under the umbrella of IQ PARTNERS.