Hire IQ's Financial Recruitment Trends of 2021 - HireIQ

Hire IQ’s Financial Recruitment Trends of 2021

With jobs in the finance industry set to grow by 10% by 2026, now is the time for financial recruiters to seek the best candidates in today’s competitive hiring market. The finance sector has undergone some changes in the last few years. On the upside 2021 comes new trends that Hire IQ know all about!

Salaries on the up

We are all too familiar with the lack of pay rises across the sector the past few years. In 2021 they could be on the up. Of course, your salary will usually depend on experience, qualifications and job title but Hire IQ has seen a rise in the amount of candidates receiving multiple offers which gives candidates a choice of salary.


According to studies, there has been a lift in employer confidence which, in turn, will lend itself to a rise in salaries across the financial sector.

Healthy Competition

At the minute there is a high demand for vacancies throughout the financial sector. This the high demand does not steer away from the fact that these companies need a high level of skills that will add value to the organisations. 


Hire IQ want to help both organisations and candidates to find the job that is right for them. Diverse business and technology experience, as well as a range of soft skills makes for an ideal candidate and some healthy competition!

Hiring Millennials

Hire IQ has noticed a stigma when hiring from the younger generation because of their lack of experience and skills. Although at Hire IQ, we have found that this is far from the truth! What millennials lack in experience they soon make up for in soft skills, enthusiasm and the willingness to learn. 


Hiring anyone can be a risk but in Hire IQ’s experience the risk is no greater with the younger generation. They have to get experience somewhere!

Is AI a Threat in the Financial Sector of NI

The financial sector is filled with sensitive information that could be detrimental to the security of companies. Because of this it is understandable that the financial industry may feel that artificial intelligence is a threat.  


However, Hire IQ has discovered that rather than replacing roles in the industry, AI will likely make them more interesting by improving functions and processes. AI can help with the pressing tasks rather than replace employees. Hire IQ has found that AI will likely make tasks more interesting by improving functions and processes.


When it comes to recruitment, candidates will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the business and willingness to adapt to new technological developments.

Jobs with Hire IQ

Hire IQ highly specialised Accountancy and Finance Recruitment Northern Ireland. We have over 20 years’ experience in Accountancy & Finance recruitment. We are proud of our effective, transparent and friendly approach to finance recruitment. We have a variety of jobs across the financial sector in Northern Ireland available on our website!



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