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What You Need to Know About Gen Z

We’ve been hearing about Millennials (born 1980-1995) for years now. They are already the majority of our workforce, and will account for 75 percent of it by 2030. Millennials sometimes get a bad rap. They’re often type cast as entitled and accused of job hopping. However, as they’re getting older and settling into their careers, their behavior is becoming more understood. Millennials, watched their Baby Boomer parents put work over their personal lives, and they are not willing to make that example.

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Optimizing Success in a Generational Diverse Workplace

With Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Gen Z all working together under one roof, understanding how to motivate each generation is key. In our white paper, Generation Optimization, we dig into generational diversity in the workplace. We outline each generation to find out how to attract them to your organization, keep them there and motivate them to do their best work. Baby Boomers Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are the first generation to attend college, with 27 percent of them earning degrees.

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209,000 jobs added in July

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: The Labor Department released its July hiring and unemployment figures on Friday morning, providing the latest snapshot of the American economy. The July jobs report showed an increase in total nonfarm employment by 209,000 jobs. The unemployment rate decreased slightly to 4.3 percent, continuing to hover at a 16-year low. The June jobs report was also revised up by 9,000 jobs to 231,000.

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A Multigenerational Workforce: Spotlighting Gen X

Today’s American workforce has four distinct generations working side-by-side: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and Generation Z. For a company to succeed,
 all must coexist productively. Every generation offers distinctly different challenges, strengths
 & work styles. The key to working with 
a multigenerational workforce is understanding the needs & expectations of each generation to leverage
 the combined potential of the group. Gen Y (Millennials) and Gen Z are the talk of the town. But what about those that came before them?

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Best Interview Questions to Ask Accounting & Finance Job Applicants

Interviewing potential job candidates is a tough gig. Not only are you trying to find someone with the technical skills needed to get the job done, but you’re also looking for someone who can mesh well with the rest of the team. You’re looking for someone with sound ethics who works well under pressure and a dozen more desirable traits. So how do you ask questions that really get to the information you seek?

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The Myth of the Job Hopping Millennial

Once upon a time, staying in a job for less than a year or two carried a huge stigma. It raised a red flag to potential employers about your seriousness, reliability, ability to work with a team and loyalty. Today, that logic is outdated. Switching jobs every few years is the norm, and it’s not just Millennials that are doing it. In fact, job hopping has become widely accepted. Fast Company recommends people switch jobs every three years for the rest of their lives.

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Write the Perfect Job Description for Accountants: A How-To

The Quest for the Perfect Job Description Some accounting and finance jobs are just a challenge to fill. You compose the job description, post an ad on job boards and spend money on promotion, but you just don’t get the quality candidates you’re looking for. The problem may not be the candidates, or even your recruiting methods, but your writeup that’s to blame.

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222,000 jobs added in June

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: The Labor Department released the June jobs report hiring and unemployment figures on Friday morning. This is the latest official snapshot of the state of the American economy. Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.4 percent. June was the 81st consecutive month of job gains. The unemployment rate is hovering just above its lowest level since 2001.

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Anatomy of an Accounts Payable Star

Accounts Payable (AP) specialists play a key role in the overall operation of an organization. While they may not hold a prestigious C-suite title, every dollar that an organization spends goes through AP, from suppliers to utilities, to rent and loan payments. For that reason, the Accounts Payable role is like the foundation of a house: without it, nothing else is on solid ground. So besides technical skills, what should employers look for in an AP specialist?

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5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Career Path in Finance & Accounting

Going to work every day keeps the paychecks coming in. You may receive excellent performance reviews and even get promoted. But while showing up and doing your job every day is important, it’s not the same as managing your career path. Managing your career isn’t about getting a gold star. It’s about doing work you love and feeling confident, supported and on top of your game. You want a career that supports the kind of life you want to live.

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