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Business growth drives recruitment plans for treasury hiring managers, according to UK survey


94% of employers said that anticipated growth of the business was the main factor shaping their hiring strategies for the second half of the year, an increase of 26% compared to the first 6 months of 2015, research from specialist recruiter Robert Walters has shown.

The results of the Robert Walters Hiring Intentions Survey have shown that the second half of 2015 will see a strong jobs market for treasury professionals, with 67% of employers of treasury professionals expressing plans to hire new staff.

The results also show that junior-level employees (50%) and mid-level staff (50%) are the most highly sought after.

Most employers intend to recruit permanent staff, with 44% of those surveyed saying they would be primarily advertising permanent roles. Just 11% said that they would be looking mainly for contract staff.

Lynley Hall, Senior Consultant for Treasury Recruitment at Robert Walters, says:

“The results confirm that employer confidence has risen significantly in the second half of the year, spurred by greater stability in the wake of the election. Employers are looking to review treasury and financial policy in light of the positive economic environment and this has lead to the growth in demand for treasury professionals.

“The emphasis on recruiting mid and junior-level candidates reflects the need to fill roles such as treasury analyst.

“The preference for permanent staff is widespread, and indicates that treasury functions are at the forefront of the business and are increasingly regarded as a valued service by employers. Professionals seeking contract work will find opportunities primarily in treasury related projects such as TMS implementations, cash pooling, centralising functions and implementing in-house banks.”

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