FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Brian Haugh, President of Chicago Search Group – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in Illinois CPA Society, Winning Tomorrow’s Workforce
By: Carolyn Kmet
Plano, TX 7/12/2018
In the first quarter of 2018, workforce contraction combined with strong corporate growth drove the unemployment rate down to 3.9 percent, the lowest it has been since 2000. This has created the most competitive job market we’ve seen in recent history — one in which companies must craft some creative ways to differentiate themselves and the employment “opportunities” they hope to fill. But that’s not always the easiest thing when a tax accountant or auditor at one company performs essentially the same functions as one at another. But that doesn’t mean all hope is lost.
“Employees are definitely placing more value on opportunities that offer flexibility,” says Brian Haugh, president of executive search firm Chicago Search Group, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network. “We see candidates choosing employers that give them better work-life balance through generous PTO and remote and/or flexible work arrangements, so they can raise families or get involved in passion projects outside of work.”