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How to Choose Between Really Good Candidates

On some level, it’s a good problem to have when hiring: you’ve narrowed down your candidates for an open position to a few outstanding contenders. Both passed your thorough screening and reference checks with flying colors. Both boast the education, experience, and skills you require and dazzled you during the interview process. But both can’t join the team. So how do you choose the right one?

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In the war for top talent, here are a few hiring tips to consider

With employers struggling with hiring in a tight job market, many are rethinking their requirements to fill roles. There’s a lot of competition for top talent, so skills and experience that were deemed essential just a few years ago are now considered “nice to have” rather than necessary. So how should hiring managers respond to a climate in which talent is increasingly scarce?

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What to Look for When Hiring an Accounting Manager

In businesses of a certain size, it’s crucial to have someone to act as a buffer between the Chief Financial Officer or Controller and staff accountants. That someone is typically an Accounting Manager, and the position requires a unique mix of qualifications. Accounting Managers need to have in-depth knowledge of everything having to do with financial reporting, managing the work of other accountants and communicating with financial executives. Here’s an idea of what to look for when hiring an Accounting Manager.

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Your Team Is In A Funk. Now What?

You’re holding another team meeting, and half of your employees look like they’re about to fall asleep. People are showing up late and calling in sick more often than normal. They’re doing what they need to do to keep their jobs – no less, no more. Your team is in a funk, but what can you do about it? How can you push everyone to re-engage and get motivated?

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The Impact of a Hiring Mistake

Nobody wants to hire the wrong person. You’ll spend time and money on training and trying to help them fit into the organization. Often, that time and expense are wasted because the individual will leave your organization soon –voluntarily or otherwise – and you’ll be forced to find a replacement. And that’s not even the real impact of a hiring mistake. The Society for Human Resource Management suggests the cost of turnover can run as high as $150,000 for an accounting professional.

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How to Figure Out and Present a Fair Salary Offer

Making a salary offer is a pivotal time in the hiring process. As a business, you want to hire the best candidates. But you also need to consider your budget and prevent salary decisions from being based on whim or emotion. Offer too high, and you might be overpaying for talent. Offer too low, and you risk destroying trust with the candidate. Job seekers today have access to credible salary information. They know their worth. Do you?

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Tax Reform 2018: Explained

There has been a lot of talk about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) since it was signed into law. Most of the focus has been on how the new tax reform will impact tax planning and projections for individuals and companies. Financial reporting will also be affected in a major way. It’s important to consider whether you and your team are ready for the transition.

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