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The start of a new year gives you the opportunity to jumpstart your career development. How do you accomplish this? Networking, of course! By connecting with people, you can find hidden possibilities and increase your chances of landing your ideal position. That makes networking the best way to find your next job. One study suggested… Read more »

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Building the perfect team requires great hiring and exceptional management. But those aspects are only part of the equation. It’s also crucial to invest in retention so that you can keep your best employees right where they are. Losing workers is expensive. One data set showed that an hourly worker costs between $4,000 and $7,000… Read more »

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Experts generally agree that a diverse workplace leads to significant concrete benefits for a company. However, in the current environment, devising and implementing new inclusion efforts may seem like a secondary concern. Still, don’t ignore these long-term goals. Even with the business challenges likely in the new year, take steps to implement improved workplace diversity… Read more »

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With COVID complicating the economic situation for the foreseeable future, finding an accounting job could remain a tricky endeavor. Even with specialized skills, you need an extra push to find that ideal position. Sometimes a solution is hiding in plain sight: LinkedIn provides an excellent resource for active accounting job seekers. LinkedIn has long been… Read more »

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COVID has been with us so long that it often seems like it will never pass. We’ll be stuck either laid off or in virtual-work purgatory forever. But, eventually, the threat of the virus will pass, and workers will return to their pre-pandemic schedules. When that happens, you’ll have to help your employees readjust to… Read more »

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We typically think of job interviews as a way for employers to interrogate potential employees, a step in the process companies use to winnow down the candidates for a particular position. And, of course, that’s part of the process – maybe even the largest part. But an interview should also provide the opposite opportunity. A… Read more »

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Building a dynamic, productive team starts at the hiring process. That makes fine-tuning your recruiting procedures a key to long-term success. But what metrics should you use? How should you go about measuring the quality of hires you get from your recruiting efforts? These questions may seem like they have simple answers. If you get… Read more »

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Circa 2019, finding the proper work/life equilibrium was a chore. In 2020? It’s nearly impossible. In the post-COVID world, parents have been forced to balance childcare with working from home in uncomfortable and often unproductive ways. It’s no secret that the coronavirus outbreak dramatically increased the number of people working. One estimate found that some… Read more »

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Experience acts as a kind of shortcut. An employee comes in with a level of competence, which they can then apply on your behalf. To some extent, they are ready to work from Day One. That’s certainly appealing, but experience can also fall short. A person with all the outward qualifications can still become a… Read more »

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Everything is reviewed on the internet. From Yelp to Trip Advisor to long-winded screeds at the bottom of every Amazon page, the culture of evaluation has become a hallmark of the modern age. This aspect of online culture gives more leverage to consumers. At the same time, it also empowers you as a job seeker…which… Read more »