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The Holiday Hiring Low-Down

The holiday season is a great time for winding down, reflecting on the year that’s almost over and looking forward to the new year ahead. And if your business’ 2018 goals include expanding your team, it’s also an excellent time to get a head start on hiring. Holiday hiring is on According to our Holiday Bonus and Hiring Survey, more HR and hiring managers planned to begin the hiring process for next year early.

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The Secrets to Hiring Millennials

They are adaptive, tech-savvy and their generation makes up the largest share of the American workforce. It’s no wonder that the business world is obsessed with hiring Millennials. But traditional recruiting methods are unlikely to work with this skeptical generation. They know their skills are in high demand, and they are adept at connecting with people in ways beyond phone and email. So what is the best way to work with Millennial candidates?

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261,000 jobs added in October

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: The Labor Department released its October jobs report, which shows that the economy has rebounded following hurricane disruptions last month. The October jobs report showed an increase in total nonfarm employment by 261,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.1 percent (2.2 percent for accounting and finance). There was a sharp increase in employment in bars, restaurants and hotels, which a direct result of hurricane recovery.

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Webinar: Next Generation Leadership

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 upcoming webinar, Next Generation Leadership, 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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Why a Faster Hiring Process Helps Your Business

A tight labor market and increasingly choosy candidate pool is creating a sense of urgency among employers to hire quickly, or lose top talent to their competitors. As unemployment continues to drop, candidates have additional career options and are more willing to leave their jobs for what appears to be greener pastures. This exodus of qualified professionals can be expensive—and stressful—for all companies involved. So, who are the most eligible candidates, and how are businesses quickly engaging with them?

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6 Things to Consider About a Job Offer

Finding a new job can be hard work. Candidates live and breathe the deliberate grind of a job search. It can often take months of research, networking and self-marketing activities to find the right opportunity. Then comes the actual hiring cycle. This will take an average of nearly 43 days, according to an Accounting Principals-Google Consumer Survey of professionals across industries. That’s almost two full weeks longer than job-seekers think the process should take.

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The Economy Lost 33,000 Jobs in September

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: For the first time in seven years, U.S. Employment took a dip in September. Nonfarm payroll decreased by 33,000 last month, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation Report. This payroll drop is the first since September of 2010. Amid the damage caused by the hurricanes Harvey and Irma, displaced worker were left temporarily unemployed. Restaurants alone lost 105,000 positions to layoffs as a result of damage to the establishments.

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10 Top Accounting and Finance Jobs for 2018

Over the past couple of years, the economy has finally started to come back into full swing. The unemployment rate has been trending down – currently hovering at, or just below, 4.5 percent. The amount of jobs added to the economy each month has also been on the rise. In fact, the job market has returned to being a candidate’s market, with employers competing for the best talent.

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Snapshot of a Tight Accounting & Finance Labor Market

It’s a good time to be an accounting and finance professional. Unemployment is low, and talent is in high demand. Here’s a look at what’s behind the tight labor market and what it means for employers and job candidates. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its Current Employment Statistics Highlights for August of 2017 showing jobs in financial activities and professional and business services (the sector that includes accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services) continue to trend up.

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