We are delighted to bring you the Ashley Kate Finance Salary and Benefits Guide, which we hope will be a great source of information for all Finance professionals. Our guide has been produced using the results from our nationwide survey, data from a market-leading network, as well as our database of UK wide Finance, Accounting and Payroll professionals. 2020 was an unpredictable year for most businesses globally, but the war for talent continues for sectors such as Manufacturing, FMCG & Professional Services.
As we go into 2021 with a vaccine in place, businesses are beginning to feel more confident of their growth plans and the economy will once again begin to thrive. However, this will be a long journey. Last year we witnessed an uplift in Finance vacancies registered with us and we are confident this will continue throughout 2021. With more people now working from home; relaxed into a healthier work-life balance, we are already seeing signs that agile working will be a prerequisite for most candidates looking for new employment. Businesses will need to look beyond traditional benefits to attract new talent across the next 2-5 years.
2021 will be a year of change. The temporary labour market has and will continue to increase as companies continue to grow their teams, waiting for certainty for before offering permanent contracts. Candidate applications are growing, many taking this opportunity to diversify into other sectors, expanding their field of expertise and bringing quick wins business to business. Hiring managers will be looking for those who can respond to this change quickly and effectively.