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Finance jobseekers seek ‘creative’ remuneration packages, market insight report reveals

Finance and legal recruitment specialist, Sellick Partnership, have launched their annual Salary Guide and Market Insight Report, showing jobseekers in the finance industry are looking for the full package when it comes to their next employer. In addition to a competitive salary, today’s jobseeker considers factors such as development opportunities, flexible working policies, private healthcare, corporate social responsibility and the employer’s brand when evaluating job offers.

Competition for talent is strong, and demand for finance and accountancy professionals is on the rise, with business leaders demonstrating renewed confidence by creating new roles to manage growth initiatives, business transformation and expansion plans. Employers are facing the dual challenge of managing intense skill shortages, as well as retaining top professionals. Top candidates who possess niche, ‘hard-to-find’ skills such as technical reporting regularly receive multiple job offers and are in a strong position to negotiate on starting salary, therefore it is vital that employers have clear recruitment and retention strategies to ensure they are in a position to attract the best talent.

Jo Sellick, Managing Director of Sellick Partnership, said: “With skills shortages and tough competition, finance firms must recognise the appeal of non-financial perks and work these into staff packages if they want to keep hold of the very best talent and maintain a competitive edge. While researching our recent Salary Guide and Market Insight Report for the finance and accountancy sector, we spoke to industry leaders and candidates about this issue and found that non-financial perks are a significant factor in both retention of existing employees, and in attracting fresh, high-calibre talent.”

For more information visit the Sellick Partnership website to download the Salary Guide and Market Insight Report. Finance professionals searching for their next role, or who are looking to expand their team can speak to a financial recruitment specialist on 0161 834 1642, or view latest vacancies at www.sellickpartnership.co.uk.