Business Optimistic About Growth, Not Talent

Executives feel positive on growth. In fact, 91 percent of executives said they are optimistic about their companies’ near-term growth prospects. However, recruiting skilled talent is an entirely different issue. These same executives are less certain about recruiting experienced talent to fill open jobs.

Even with unemployment and underemployment where it sits, 63 percent of chief financial officers said it is somewhat or very challenging to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions today.

The is information was collected in a recent Robert Half survey,
The survey is based on interviews with more than 2,100 CFOs from a random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. markets.

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