Asked how current economic conditions have affected their individual employees, nearly half (48%) of U.S. hiring managers in a Robert Half survey cited increased stress, compared with an average of 39% globally. Managers surveyed from Australia and Ireland also reported the highest levels of stress among their financial teams (48%). The next most commonly cited effects, both globally and in the United States, were heavier workloads and decreased morale. Less than one-third of all respondents, both in the United States (32%) and around the world (29%), said their accounting and finance teams have remained unaffected.
The least-stressed country? The United Arab Emirates. Only 11% of respondents cited greater stress, and 69% said the downturn has not affected their accounting or finance teams (tied with Luxembourg for the least-affected country).
The global survey was developed by Robert Half International for the company’s third annual Robert Half Global Financial Employment Monitor and polled more than 4,800 hiring managers in finance and human resources in 21 countries.
Source: Robert Half International, www.rhi.com.