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We've heard the story too many times, from some of our most hiring-savvy clients. The hiring process gets off to a strong start, with top-notch candidates genuinely excited about the position - candidates who are a great fit for the position and your culture. Then comes the disappointment. Before an offer is made, the top candidates take other positions, and you are forced to shift to the second tier applications, or start again from scratch.
With unemployment lower than it's been since the 1960's and job openings now outnumbering unemployed workers, you need to be at the top of your hiring game to ensure you hire the best available candidates.
What exactly do the great bosses have that the others don’t? Is it something innate or can it be taught? If you are wondering what exceptional managers have in common, here’s what you need to know.
Whether you are practicing your responses to prepare for your next interview or were caught off guard while meeting with the hiring manager, figuring out how to structure your answers can seem daunting. You need to share the right details if you are going to impress, so finding a reliable formula can make the entire process easier to handle.
Luckily, you don’t have to develop your own approach. Instead, you can use the STAR method. Here’s what you need to know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.