Archive for Workplace Tips

7 Tricks to Focus at Work

Workplace research shows that a typical office employee goes only 11 minutes without being interrupted from the task at hand. That sounds about right, considering all the possible distractions (calls, emails, texts, and open-office noise, to name a few) disrupting focus at work. Although workers can learn to adapt to task-switching, such activity may come at the cost of depleting brain power. Obviously, that’s something to be avoided, both from a career and personal perspective, particularly in the focus-intensive world of accounting and finance.

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10 Tips for Building a Strong LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is all about connecting, but before we connect, we look for what we have in common. That’s the key to putting together a profile that jump- starts conversation. Think of your profile as a way to promote your brand — a professional permalink, a fixed point on the web to promote your skills, your knowledge, your personality. Brands build trust by using an authentic voice and telling a credible story. 1.

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Top 5 Things You Need to Do to Change Your Finance Career

These days, it’s not uncommon to switch careers at least once in a lifetime. According to the Pew Research Center, 61% of U.S. adults have switched careers and more than half of this group say they have made a switch more than once. Financial professionals who aren’t happy in their current fields have plenty of options for switching careers, as long as they’re willing to have patience and put in some hard work.

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UPDATED: FLSA Overtime Changes Announced

The revised Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is now active, impacting an estimated 4.2 million working Americans. The FLSA is the federal law that governs overtime pay, among other labor standards. Although the changes become law as of today, covered employers are not required to implement them until December 1st of 2016. The changes were made to ensure that employees receive fair compensation and to protect those employees working 50 to 60 hours per week without fair compensation. How do the FLSA changes impact employees?

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Accounting and Finance Salaries & Market Quiz

Test your knowledge on jobs, salaries and labor market trends. As an employer, you need to be up-to-date with the accounting and finance labor market, including jobs that are on the rise, salaries, hiring trends and more. The more knowledge you have, the better off you’ll be when it comes to hiring and retaining number-crunching pros. So how up-to-date are you?

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Boss’ Day: A Time to Reevaluate

This Boss’ Day is a time for reflection and workplace reevaluation. For the first time since 2008, we are firmly situated in a ‘candidate driven market.’ The majority of the degreed and skilled labor market is employed. This could be a permanent job, or a temporary job, but most are gainfully employed unless there are extenuating circumstances. The demand for accounting and finance professionals is soaring – leaving that particular talent pool constantly eyeing any “bigger and better” opportunities.

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5 Easy Ways to Be Healthy At Work

Accountants spend a lot of time at their desks — and that’s not okay. Research shows a clear correlation between long periods of sitting and adverse health outcomes such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and stroke. The fact is that the human body was built to be upright and active — your desk is the polar opposite of a healthy lifestyle. Luckily, there are steps you can take to be healthier in your daily routine. Here are 5 easy ideas to get started.

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