Archive for Candidates

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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156,000 jobs added in August

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: The Labor Department released its August jobs report on Friday morning, providing the most updated snapshot of the American economy. The August jobs report showed an increase in total nonfarm employment by 156,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.4 percent from 4.3 percent, and is expected to drop further in the coming months. The largest employment increases in August occurred in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care and mining.

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SPOTLIGHT: Baby Boomers in the Workforce

Baby Boomers have had an enormous impact on the workforce, and even though they are reaching traditional retirement age at the rate of about 10,000 per day, don’t expect their presence to end anytime soon. Boomers still make up a large segment of the population, and many of them are managers and business owners. So let’s shine the spotlight on Baby Boomers in the workforce. Baby Boomer statistics Baby Boomers represent the 75 million people born between 1946 and 1964.

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New Credit Bill Gathers Bipartisan Support

Every day, business owners in nearly every industry conduct research and development work. This work aims to create and improve their products and services. Still, many of them miss out on the valuable Research & Development (R&D) tax credit, a credit intended to incentivize and stimulate research and development. According to a report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the largest tenth of a percent of all organizations (0.13 percent) claims 82 percent of all R&D tax credit dollars.

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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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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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