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Welcome to Equis Staffing's Career News section. Our mission is to continue to provide education through thought leadership and inspire our readers with new ideas. 

The Right Ways to Empower Women in Tech

Published February 13th, 2019 by Haley

Everyone knows that men significantly outnumber women in the tech industry. While more companies continue to try and attract female candidates and retain the ones they have on staff, there is still a long way to go in the quest to eliminate gender bias in the field. Luckily, companies can take active steps to empower women in tech and in their own organizations. If you are ready to get started, here are a few ideas to explore.

How a Staffing Firm Can Help You Find Your Next Accounting or Tech Superstar

Published February 6th, 2019 by Haley

One effective approach for improving your hiring process, reducing your time-to-hire, and locating top-tier job seekers is to partner with a staffing firm. If you are wondering how a recruitment agency can help you find your next accounting or tech new hire, here’s what you need to know.

Why Making Culture a Priority Could Enhance Your Job Search

Published January 31st, 2019 by Haley

By making culture a priority during your job search, you are empowering yourself to secure a better result. If you aren’t sure why you should value culture fit when evaluating potential employers, here’s what you need to know.

Why Automation is a Good Thing for Accountants

Published January 25th, 2019 by Haley

If you believe some of the clickbait headlines, automation is going to be the doom of the accounting field. Software solutions will soon be taking over these roles, leading to mass layoffs throughout the industry. While much of what the articles share is designed to share, they also don’t reflect reality. Automation is actually poised to be a positive for accountants. We'll explain why.

Should You Tell Your Boss When You're Job Searching?

Published January 16th, 2019 by Haley

Managing a job search is usually tricky if you are currently employed. Figuring out whether you should inform your boss about your intention to find a new opportunity isn’t easy. After all, there are pros to your manager knowing, such as being able to approach them for a reference. However, there are also risks associated with making your plan known.

If you are trying to decide whether you should tell your boss about your job search, here’s what you need to consider.

How to Increase Employee Engagement

Published January 9th, 2019 by Haley

Engaged employees perform better than their less enthusiastic counterparts. Sadly, only around a third of the US workforce feels engaged on the job, making them a fairly rare commodity. Luckily, there are things companies can do to bolster employee engagement. If you are ready to get started, here are a few options to explore.

Here's How You Can Juggle a Career and Freelance Programming Work

Published December 31st, 2018 by Haley

An increasing number of professionals are embracing the side hustle. Not only do these gigs help them grow and advance their skills, but they also effectively diversify their income, something that can provide a substantial amount of security. But, when you are trying to juggle a traditional job with freelance programming work, it isn’t always easy. A hard day in the office can impact the quality of your side gigs or may zap your motivation, making it more difficult to maintain your focus. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep up with your career and your freelance work more effectively. 

Low-Risk, High-Reward: The Advantages of Temp-to-Hire Positions

Published December 26th, 2018 by Haley

Temp-to-hire (temporary to permanent hire) positions provide employers with numerous benefits. Essentially, they let you “try before you buy,” giving you the ability to see whether a candidate is a good match for your company and the position without the commitment associated with a permanent job offer.

Personal Branding 101: Preparing for Job Search Success in the New Year

Published December 19th, 2018 by Haley

Your personal brand is a representation of who you are, both as a professional and a human being. By diligently crafting a strong brand, you can effectively manage your reputation, giving you the ability to shape the kinds of opportunities that you attract and your overall level of success.

Workplace Flexibility Could Be the Key for Your Tech Team

Published December 11th, 2018 by Haley

In an era where the IT labor market seems only to be shrinking, finding innovative ways to attract and retain top talent is essential. This includes not only seeking out highly skilled professionals and offering them fair salaries, but also creating an environment that is productive and conducive to employee satisfaction.

When is the Right Time to Expand Your Accounting Team?

Published November 29th, 2018 by Haley

Regardless of the size of your business, accounting functions are an important factor of your operations. Every company in every industry requires money to operate and are taking in revenue to support the business. Being able to track past expenses and plan for future needs is critical.

Initially, small business owners may attempt to handle these tasks on their own, but may quickly become overwhelmed if it isn’t their area of expertise. Others use one- or two-person accounting teams in the beginning, but don’t always know when the right time is to scale up that portion of their operation.

How Accounting Leaders Can Lead With Authority in the Digital Age

Published November 21st, 2018 by Haley

Already, artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the accounting industry. Automation tools are becoming increasingly capable of performing transactional and recordkeeping tasks, reducing the need for accountants to manage these critical functions.

While many of these initial changes have the biggest impact on entry-level workers, potentially eliminating their positions, accounting leaders also need to adapt as AI and machine learning technologies become more ingrained in the industry.

A Long Commute Could Be Affecting Your Job Satisfaction

Published November 14th, 2018 by Haley

For many Americans, spending anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour commuting to and from work each day is the norm, and practically no one considers their commute the favorite part of their day. However, a long commute doesn’t just impact the flow of your mornings and evenings; it can also affect your overall job satisfaction.

Should You Hire a Contract Employee or a Permanent Employee?

Published November 7th, 2018 by Haley

As freelance and contract opportunities have grown within the gig economy, more skilled professionals are open to contract work than ever before. This means companies have more options when hiring for their needs, giving them the flexibility to choose an arrangement that helps them accomplish their goals in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.

Taking the Leap from Business Analysis to Technical Project Management

Published October 30th, 2018 by Haley

Over time, it’s quite common for business analysts to desire a different career path. Maybe you were originally passionate about the field, but have become burned out.  Perhaps you’re feeling stagnant in your career, or you are simply looking to take on more of a leadership role as part of a technical team. Regardless of the reason, a change in career path also serves as an opportunity, a chance to head in a new exciting direction. If you are a BA considering making a move into project management, focus on these core areas to facilitate the transition.

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