Hiring for financial analyst positions and financial management jobs can be a pretty daunting task — these new employees will be responsible for a very important part of your company, and you probably already know that just one small mistake can cost a lot of money. There are tons of jobs in accounting and finances available today, which has caused many people to look specifically for jobs in the industry, and which has convinced many of them to get advanced education in finances as well.
But as you probably already know, eagerness and education — while important — aren’t the only two things that ensure you’re hiring the best employees for your company. If you’ve been having some trouble finding good applicants, and if the general job recruitment tips and tricks don’t seem to be working, here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re looking for employees who are interested in corporate finance careers:
- It was kind of hinted above, but we’ll say it again: even for people who have been looking for corporate finance careers, money isn’t everything. Make sure to emphasize why your company is looking to hire, what responsibilities the employee will be given, and what would motivate the applicant to choose your company over another one.
- Although most applicants will have already decided to pursue corporate finance careers and will have put a lot of money and/or work experience into building up their professional resume, it’s important to remember that the job market doesn’t function today the way it did a couple decades ago. It’s common for people to move around and switch job positions — or even entire companies — every few years; that being said, if you provide reasons to make employees want to stay at your company, then you’ll ensure that you aren’t just hiring a short-term employee — you’re hiring an investment.
- And finally, as many companies find out when they’re hiring for executive management jobs, the majority of the best potential employees are already employed somewhere else and aren’t looking for new jobs. If this is the case, and your company has its eye on someone who would be a perfect fit, make sure that discretion is always your first priority. After that, don’t be afraid of sounding too “desperate” — you want to give that person some really, really good reasons why he/she should leave their current position and take a risk by joining your company.
It’s always important to make sure that job responsibilities are fully understood by everyone involved, and that everything from pay rate to sick time is understood and agreed upon by both parties. Finding new employees can be a big process, but when it’s done correctly, it’s really a valuable investment for everyone involved!