The Atlanta Professional Employment Forecast from the Robert Half firm, shows that Chief Financial Officers in the Atlanta area expect workforce levels to remain stable with an optimistic view of hiring.
The survey of 200 CFO’s, of companies with 20 or more employees, are generally positive about the local economy. Eighty-nine percent of the respondents expect their company to grow over the next quarter.
On the hiring front, 77% plan to hire in order to fill open positions. Only 12% plan to create and fill new positions, while just 1% expect to cut employees and eliminate positions.
According to a company press release, the challenge in finding qualified employees is increasing, "Hiring managers are facing competition to secure the best candidates for in-demand positions," said Andy Decker, senior regional vice president for Robert Half in Atlanta. "Top performers are receiving multiple job offers and counteroffers, so companies should provide competitive compensation and benefits packages or risk losing out on the hire."