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How to Win the Hiring Game in a Tight Labor Market

Companies looking to expand their accounting and finance teams are running into a problem. In the current economy, there just aren’t enough accounting and finance professionals to go around. While total U.S. employment is relatively low at just 4.1 percent as of December 2017, the unemployment rate for accounting and finance professionals is less than half that. This means more employers are having trouble filling job openings. There is also more competition to hold on to the talent they already have.

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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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Setting Up Your Career For Year-end Success

As we approach the end of 2017, it is time to reflect on those things that we have already done, and look forward to those that we look to achieve. Being successful in the workplace leads to job satisfaction. Let’s look at what you can do as an employee to improve your job performance heading into the new year. Go Over Your Mid-year Review A mid-year review is a great way to help you get career focused.

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Thaw the Chill of an Empty Office: Hire Temps

With the holiday season upon us, many employers are struggling to balance year-end events, like open enrollment and tax planning, with employee requests for time off. At no other time of year do companies have to field so many vacation requests. Grant all of them, and you won’t be able to deliver the service your clients expect. Deny too many and you’ll create internal strife. To prevent problems, help your business survive the holiday out-of-office epidemic with temporary workers.

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228,000 jobs added in November

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: According to the most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 228,000 nonfarm jobs in November, surpassing expectations. Another strong month for jobs further demonstrates that the country is recovering from the impacts of major hurricanes Harvey and Irma in September. This is still true even with the October report being revised down to 244,000 jobs added from 261,000. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.

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Webinar Questions Answered, Part 2

If you attended our recent webinar on Next Generation Leadership, we hope that you enjoyed the discussion. If you missed it, don’t worry. You can still download our deck and watch the recorded version. Our presenters covered all aspects of multigenerational management, providing best practices for engaging workers of all ages. During the presentation, some attendees asked meaningful questions. This is part two of our experts’ response. If you don’t see your question, check out part one, as well.

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Best Interview Questions to Ask Accounting & Finance Job Applicants

Evaluating potential job candidates is a tough gig, so having the best interview questions is crucial. You aren’t just looking for someone with the required technical skills. You also want 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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