Become The “Go-To” Person In Your Office With These 6 Tips!

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Developing a reputation as the “go-to” person in your office comes with a lot of benefits. It can also mean a lot of extra work, but the added assignments represent an investment in your career development. The “go-to” status means you have a high profile among your colleagues. It can mean additional respect. It also… Read more »

Are Passive Candidates The Key To Recruiting in 2019?

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A tight labor market and the further expansion of the gig economy promise to define much of 2019’s labor relations. Beyond the direct impact they will have on things like team management and employee retention, these aspects also contribute to the increasing importance of passive recruiting. The traditional mode of recruitment, dominated by sporadic, quick-turnaround… Read more »

The Top Skills Every Tax Accountant Needs

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Of course, a tax accountant needs to have a deep, up-to-date understanding of the tax code. But you need more than this basic knowledge to become a great tax accountant. Tax chops are key, but not enough. Building a long-term career involves combining a number of disparate skill sets. These additional attributes require cultivation. You… Read more »

How Do Your 2019 Accounting & Finance Salaries Compare?

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Fierce competition dominates the labor market for financial positions. That’s always true. But before you get visions of a Hunger Games-style death match waiting for you at the next job fair, take heart. According to a report prepared by the industry experts at Robert Half, the increased competition is now between employers, not those looking… Read more »

A Year in Review: PrideStaff Bend’s Top Pieces of Job Search Advice

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The end of the year represents a time of optimism and a time of reflection. Optimism for the year ahead (hey, at least 2019 isn’t an election year). And reflection to the year gone by (bright spots: Avengers: Infinity Wars; the Olympics…dark spots: well, no need to bring up those). In looking back, it’s important… Read more »

8 Career-Based New Year’s Resolution Ideas

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Go to the gym. Eat fewer carbs. Spend more time with family. Oh, and make more money and finally get your career on track. All of it falls into the classic easier-said-than-done category. The key is to avoid general resolutions and map out specific actions you can take to get going in the right direction…. Read more »

5 Simple Ways to Show Employees You’re Thankful for Them

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A lot of families have the same Thanksgiving tradition. They go around the table and everyone lists at least one thing they are thankful for. For you, the phrase “good employees” could get mentioned every year. Efficient and reliable workers make everything easier. When you complete a project or beat your production quotas, it’s because… Read more »

Should I Connect With People I Don’t Know on LinkedIn?

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LinkedIn exists as a networking platform. It’s one big, digital industry conference. Just instead of shaking hands and handing out business cards, you send each other invites. But any social media platform comes with privacy and reputational concerns. Along with being a networking platform, LinkedIn serves as your public face. Any new client, any prospective… Read more »

Have You Had Enough of Your Employees Excuses? Try These Tips.

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Projects miss deadlines. People show up late (or not at all). Customer complaints keep coming in. You try to fix the problems, but every time you talk to your employees, you get the same type of response – excuses. Not reasons, not explanations. Just lists of justifications for why what happened was no one’s fault…. Read more »

Train, Motivate and Retain Employees All in One!

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Does this sound familiar? After a multilevel recruitment process that involved an exhaustive resume search (utilizing both state-of-the-art computer analysis and painstaking human investigation), three interviews conducted by a total of seven staff members, two practical skills tests and a lengthy hard-fought debate, you have finally found the perfect candidate for an important position you’ve… Read more »