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Is a better company culture worth a pay cut?

At some point in your accounting or finance career, you may be faced with a decision: should you take a pay cut for better company culture? Although salary is obviously important, there is much more to a job, including your responsibility level, title, training and the potential for future growth and advancement. What about company culture?

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Dress for a Successful Interview

We’re in the midst of a rush of high-fashion, Hollywood-style events, from big games, to music awards to film awards. At each of these events, celebrities, wannabe celebrities and everyday people dress to impress, donning the latest styles from well-known or not-so-well-known designers. The stands are full of the hippest trends, the flashiest colors and the finest fabrics—and sometimes plain ridiculous outfits. It’s a spectacle for sure.

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February 2016 Jobs Report: Growth Continues, but Declines

An employment summary based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) February 2016 monthly jobs report. National Employment Figures There is still job growth, but it’s slipping. In January 2016, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000, less growth than recent months (it was 292,000 in December 2015). Specifically, for “financial activities,” employment climbed by 18,000 jobs in January 2016. Even though job growth has slowed, it was still stout enough to drive the unemployment rate down. We’ve been hovering right above 5.

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From Temp To Full-Time Leader to Part of the Company’s Succession Plan

Regardless of a company’s size, industry or stage in the business life cycle, leaders must assess their workforce, identify leadership candidates and form a detailed succession plan. This means hiring the right employees and managing them in a way that promotes advancement and growth. Let’s discuss succession planning a bit more, how to conduce employee growth and explore two case studies.

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Professional Networking Tips to Connect with Top Accounting and Finance Talent in Chicago

Be active in Chicago area networking events to match your business needs with top candidates’ career needs. A savvy Chicago recruiter knows never to let a good candidate slip through the cracks. Even if a finance or accounting professional didn’t submit their resume, it’s up to you to use your professional networking skills to find them before your competitor does. When it comes to assessing a candidate’s personality and professionalism, let’s face it: there is really no substitute for face-to-face interaction.

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