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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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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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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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