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What You Need to Know About Gen Z

We’ve been hearing about Millennials for years now. Millennials are currently the majority of our workforce, and since they were born between 1981 and 1995, this generation will represent nearly 75 percent of the workforce by 2030. Learning how best to incorporate and grow millennials in your workplace is time well spent – according to a survey from FastCoexist, there are multiple areas where a manager’s views of millennials’ priorities are far from the truth.

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Recognizing and Developing Leadership in Your Business

We hear the term “leader” used often and it’s usually in the context of an executive or management role. But leadership extends beyond the upper tiers of accounting and finance firms. Leaders are present throughout every facet of your business—and you can’t afford to not invest your time and energy into developing leadership. A business excels through the collective efforts of its employees, so where would organizations be without those driven individuals to lead the way?

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Top 5 Things You Need to Do to Change Your Finance Career

These days, it’s not uncommon to switch careers at least once in a lifetime. According to the Pew Research Center, 61% of U.S. adults have switched careers and more than half of this group say they have made a switch more than once. Financial professionals who aren’t happy in their current fields have plenty of options for switching careers, as long as they’re willing to have patience and put in some hard work.

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How To Position Yourself for a Promotion

You’ve probably worked with this person before. The one who rises through the ranks of the company, or maybe throughout their career at different companies, seemingly effortlessly. While their ascent may appear effortless, in reality, they’ve mastered the art of positioning themselves for a promotion. If your annual review is approaching, don’t wait until the scheduled date to make your case.

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UPDATED: FLSA Overtime Changes Announced

The revised Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is now active, impacting an estimated 4.2 million working Americans. The FLSA is the federal law that governs overtime pay, among other labor standards. Although the changes become law as of today, covered employers are not required to implement them until December 1st of 2016. The changes were made to ensure that employees receive fair compensation and to protect those employees working 50 to 60 hours per week without fair compensation. How do the FLSA changes impact employees?

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Top 10 Weirdest Interview Questions Ever Asked

You’re a concrete, mathematical person. You like to crunch numbers and calculate profit margins. Your logic skills are sharp. But even in the accounting and finance industry, things can get weird. You spent days preparing for your next job interview, researching the toughest interview questions and how to answer them. You sit down in the interviewee chair, nervous but ready to impress with your most intelligent and articulate replies. There’s no question you won’t know how to answer.

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160,000 Jobs Added to the Economy in April

The Latest From the BLS Employment Report: 160, 000 Jobs Added in April Economists predicted another month of 200k+ job additions ahead of this morning’s jobs report but the latest data told a different story. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced 160,000 jobs were added in April and while this was below expectations, we still boast 65 straight months of positive job growth. Employment growth has averaged 232,000 per month.

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Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger. 4 Ways To Improve Your Accounting Firm Culture

You speak the language of business, but do you know how to remain a competitive accounting firm? Take a look at your professional culture. Ask yourself if you’re actively fostering a culture where new ideas are planted and – in turn – grow into financial gains and satisfied employees. After your dedicated employees have been sitting at a desk all day crunching numbers, generating reports, and analyzing the current economic climate, what comes to mind?

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