Archive for Workplace Tips

Six Tips to Keep Your Staff Motivated During Tax Season

Tax season is one of the busiest times of the year for accountants. Whether at a large or small firm, it can mean late nights, skipping meals and overall exhaustion. As a manager, your goal is to prevent burnout. We have tips to maintain happiness and motivation during this stressful time. Create time and space for relaxation. Allow your employees time and space to unwind in the office.

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How to Stop the Turnover Trend

Right now, your competitors are relentlessly recruiting your star employees; offering healthy salaries, new challenges, enticing perks and the work-life balance that so many professionals prioritize these days. As much as you try to keep up with rising competitive salaries and evolving employee demands, you’re likely losing many of your best employees every year. If you’re at a loss as to how to stop this turnover, here are a few tips for hiring and retaining your top accounting and finance talent.

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How to Seize Financial Career Development Opportunities

We often think of switching jobs as the best way to advance our careers. It’s true that a job change can provide new learning opportunities, greater responsibility and perhaps a better title or bigger paycheck. However, switching jobs shouldn’t be your only plan for advancement. If it is, you could be missing out on a valuable career development opportunities to take control of your career.

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It’s over, now what?

This time of year, there are a lot of stories about the preparation and aspirations of athletes leading up to the winter games, but what happens after? After living tightly scheduled life revolving around achieving a four-year goal, how do these athletes adapt to suddenly having free time and the ability to plan their own path? And better yet, how can you apply their experience to your own life after you’re let go from a job or leave one to pursue something else?

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Becoming a Gold Medalist

As some of the world’s top athletes compete in PyeongChang, there’s no doubt their audience will imagine what it takes to make it to that level. It’s a long and arduous path and it certainly takes an enormous amount of physical ability. But maybe you can take some lessons from these committed athletes and apply them to your own career in accounting and finance.

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Don’t Catfish Your Employer: Be Honest About Your Skills

Using “catfish” (or “catphish”) as a verb means to present false information about oneself online. Commonly used to begin romantic relationships online, it also applies to the working world. when job candidates intentionally misrepresent their skills/experience in pursuit of new positions, they are catfishing employers. In either case, it’s a very bad idea. CATFISHING CONSEQUENCES Law doesn’t specifically prohibit social catfishing, as it’s a relatively new situation.

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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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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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