Digitalisation to have a positive impact on contracting sector

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A recent survey has revealed that three-quarters of Chief Financial Officers believe digitalisation will boost the number of contract and temp workers within the finance department.

Latest Robert Half research shows that as companies battle to adapt to the rapidly changing finance landscape, many are hiring from the financial planning and analysis sector.

In order to ensure a smooth transition as they build in-house capabilities, CFOs are hiring temporary resource with previous experience of helping firms with transformation, whilst still maintaining financial control.

More than a third (34%) of CFOs agree that contract and temp 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 believe that they bring a broad range of in-demand skills to their business, including those that will help with the ongoing digital transformation.

Nearly three in five CFOs (57%) said that contractors are becoming a key component of their long-term staffing strategy.

Vincent Brown, Vice-President at Robert Half UK, said, “The days of temporary staff acting as a stop gap in finance departments are long gone. CFOs now recognise the strategic value of temporary and contract staff, especially those who can help them adapt to digitalisation and implement automated processes that will save time and money.

“By augmenting the finance department with temporary staff, the priorities of meeting operation finance objectives can be maintained while allowing time for upskilling in new processes and systems.”

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