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Three-quarters (74%) of chief financial officers believe digitalisation will have a positive impact for temporary and contract employees.
While there has been concern that automation will lead to fewer finance roles, a new survey by Robert Half UK shows that contract staff will be required to help the transformation of finance functions.
A third of UK CFOs surveyed said temp staff were helping in digital transformation, and were being hired in core areas such as financial management (32%), followed by accounting (28%) and credit management (27%).
Nearly three in five (57%) said temp staff were becoming an integral part of their staffing strategy.
“The days of temporary staff acting as a stop-gap in finance departments are long gone,” said Vincent Brown, VP at Robert Half UK.
“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.”
“By hiring temporary staff who aid the digital transition to automation, CFOs can build a more collaborative, innovative and happier working environment for the long term.”