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Career progression concerns return as confidence grows

Recruiters Badenoch & Clark says accountants are building long-term prospects again rather simply holding on to jobs

LONG-TERM career progression has returned to the forefront of accountants’ minds, according to recruiters Badenoch & Clark, taking over from a main concern during the crisis with holding on to jobs and pay.

The views are contained in the latest market report from the recruiter. Heidi Waddington, associate director in professional services at the recruitment company, said: “As confidence returns in the market, candidates are focusing on career progression and longer term prospects. This is a move away from the situation during the recession when just having a role and remuneration was their main focus.”

Employers are still hiring too. Badenoch & Clark said demand was good for analysts and, as companies grew, employers were making more short-term posts available.

Waddington said: “Vacancies for both fixed term contractors and temporary candidates have increased as companies find innovative ways of ensuring steady growth.”

She added: “Accountants with commercial skills such as commercial analysts are in demand across a number of sectors particularly financial services, insurance, retail, oil and gas.”

 

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