In Pursuit of Profit
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What are we hearing from candidates?
"I need a hybrid schedule." Believe it or not, this has almost become a demand for most candidates. In fact, I'm surprised when I hear someone say they're happy to commute to an in-person job 5 days/week.
Most candidates would be very happy with a remote role too, but these roles hardly exist outside of startup tech culture and the giants like Amazon, Microsoft and Google.
What are we hearing from clients?
"I'm willing to pay market for the right person, whatever that is." Yes, you read that correctly, "...whatever that is." Two years ago I spent a majority of my time pleading for decision-makers to pay market salaries lest they lose out on candidates. It seems the realities of today's market have set in with most.
What am I feeling about the hiring market?
Confident - putting myself in both candidate's and hiring manager's shoes, this is a good market to be in. Demand for good candidates is still very high. Companies that position themselves well with attractive positions and compensation packages have reason to be confident they will hire a high quality candidate quickly.
Curious - will the Fed's recent rate hikes have the intended effect of lowering prices and, in turn, wages? It would be nice to see wage growth level out after a couple years of steady increases that have frustrated hiring managers and have been hard to manage for candidates.
38 - Days to Place (avg.)
68 - 2022 Roles Worked
$139,063 - 2022 Avg. Placed Controller Salary
42% - Percent of Diversity Hires
74% - percent of time we get interviews for our clients
Controller - Large multi-state general contractor - Bellingham
Finance Manager - Mid-sized nonprofit - Seattle
Technical Accounting Analyst - Publicly-traded manufacturing company - Portland
Director of Finance - Family-owned distributor in #1 role - Lynnwood