Friday 7th December, 2018
According to research from recruitment specialist Robert Half UK three quarters (75%) of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) believe digitalisation will have a positive impact for temporary employees within the finance department.
More than a third (34%) of CFOs agree that temporary staff will be crucial to ensure they stay ahead of industry automation, as more organisations look to implement automation software and solutions. A third (33%) also agree that temporary employees bring a broad range of in-demand skills to their business, including those that will help with the ongoing digital transformation.
In 2018, CFOs were most likely to allocate budget to hire temporary staff in financial management (32%), followed by accounting (28%) and credit management (27%).
Overall the research found, CFOs believe that digitalisation will benefit the finance department. Just under half (45%) acknowledge that it has increased team spirit, while nearly two thirds (63%) say it has improved team innovation. Digitalisation is also helping to drive efficiency within finance departments, with many implementing software to streamline operations, therefore reducing the need for staff who simply input data and code.