This report from ACCA and Robert Half shines a light on the difficulties companies have finding skilled finance and accounting professionals, their willingness to recruit talent from overseas and the barriers that may prevent them from doing so.
Based on the research, the message for employers is clear: Providing global opportunities for your staff can be an effective strategy for retaining your best and brightest. Many professionals view an overseas opportunity as a means of career development. So sending staff overseas can be a strategic retention tactic that makes recipients even more valuable to the organisation when they return. Offering the chance to gain international experience is also a good strategy for a company seeking to attract talent from overseas.
For finance and accounting professionals interested in working abroad, this information can provide insight on what employers are looking for and how to increase your chances of landing an overseas assignment.