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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. 

What Do Great Bosses Have in Common?

Published February 28th, 2019 by Haley

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.

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.

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.

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 Analyst 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.

Why Embracing Diversity in Tech Benefits Your Business

Published October 26th, 2018 by Haley

In recent years, a spotlight has been shone upon the tech industry’s diversity problem. In response, there has been a massive push to promote greater diversity in STEM fields like information technology – many backed by the federal government.

Low Pay Rates are Costing Your Business. Here's What to Do.

Published October 24th, 2018 by Haley

On the surface, offering lower pay rates is an effective cost-saving measure. After all, personnel salaries take up a lot of any company’s budget, often making it one of the first budget lines to reduce. However, in the long run, you rarely come out ahead. What could low pay rates cost your business in the long run? If your pay rates are low, you can expect vacancies to take longer to fill and your retention rates to suffer. Additionally, you may incur more in recruitment and hiring cost as a result of turnover and the time required to find suitable candidates for open positions.

How Can an Agile Certification Transform Your Career?

Published October 22nd, 2018 by Haley

In the worlds of project management and software development, Agile was a game changer. Leaders in the technical space needed a methodology that reduced the excessive documentation and unnecessary steps introduced with processes like waterfall. Agile provided IT professionals with a nimbler methodology to enhance their efforts, increasing project success through the emphasis on cross-functional teams and the embracing an iterative approach. While many IT professionals encounter Agile over the course of their career, not everyone chooses to acquire an Agile certification. By taking that step to further your education, you can make yourself a more valuable employee or job candidate.

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