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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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Finance Pros: Get Ready for Holiday Hiring

It’s time to get ready for holiday hiring. Many job seekers take a break from perusing job boards and filling out applications in the weeks between Thanksgiving and the new year, but that could be a big mistake. HR and hiring managers are still actively recruiting during the holiday season. Some take advantage of the slower pace around the holidays to focus on recruitment. Others may be under increased pressure to fill open spots before the end of the year.

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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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Accountants, They’re Just like Us

Believe it or not, accountants, despite being the Superstars of Statutes, the Icons of Internal Revenue Code and the Crusaders of Credits and Debits, are just like anyone else. They wake up in the morning, put their pants on one leg at a time and sit in traffic during their morning commutes to do what many people wouldn’t want to do in a million years… but, hey, someone’s gotta do it!

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Accounting and Finance Jobs Report: May 2015

April brought 223,000 new jobs to the economy while the unemployment rate remains at 5.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Jobs market trends incrementally upward Professional and business services increased with 62,000 jobs in April. Over the previous 3 months, job gains averaged 35,000 each month. After very little change in March,  services to buildings and dwellings added 16,000 jobs in April.

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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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Accounting and Finance Jobs Report: December 2014

Total number of U.S. jobs grew by 321,000 in November, and unemployment rate is unchanged at 5.8 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In November, the unemployment rate held at 5.8 percent, and the number of unemployed persons was little changed at 9.1 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 1.2 percentage points and 1.7 million, respectively.

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