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How to Win the Hiring Game in a Tight Labor Market

Companies looking to expand their accounting and finance teams are running into a problem. In the current economy, there just aren’t enough accounting and finance professionals to go around. While total U.S. employment is at just 3.8 percent as o…

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Employee Engagement & Boosting Loyalty

In today’s job economy, unemployment is low, competition is high, and turnover is expensive. Many employers struggle to keep their employees from leaving for greener pastures. They’re asking the same questions: Why do our people go? And why…

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The Impact of a Hiring Mistake

Nobody wants to hire the wrong person. You’ll spend time and money on training and trying to help them fit into the organization. Often, that time and expense are wasted because the individual will leave your organization soon –voluntarily or oth…

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Salary Factors for Accounting and Finance Pros

Have you ever wondered what goes into determining how much money you make? Most companies map roles and descriptions with similar organizations using tools like our annual salary guide. But each employer has their own compensation philosophy. Employers…

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5 Ways to Elevate Your Interview Impact

You’ve printed extra copies of your resume, selected your best interview outfit, researched the company and are prepared ask questions of the interviewer. But if you want to ace an interview for a highly sought-after accounting and finance job, y…

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Working Your Way Up the Ladder

It’s not always popular to talk about “paying your dues,” but the fact is most people start out their careers somewhere near the bottom and work their way up. A combination of hard work, skill, a good network and even luck will move you up the ru…

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How to Figure Out and Present a Fair Salary Offer

Making a salary offer is a pivotal time in the hiring process. As a business, you want to hire the best candidates. But you also need to consider your budget and prevent salary decisions from being based on whim or emotion. Offer too high, and you migh…

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Video Job Interview Tips

Job interviews can be daunting – especially if your prospective employer wants to conduct the interview via video conference. If you’re not accustomed to video, you may feel a bit awkward in front of the camera. Technical troubles can also be an …

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Get Down with a Plan to Skill Up Employees

How do you feel about your organization’s ability to attract skilled accounting and finance staff? If you’re feeling confident, it might be time for a dose of reality. Most organizations are already having a hard time filling open positions…

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