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Accountants in Demand in 2014

Accountants in Demand in 2014

As accounting professionals look to the New Year, they have a lot to celebrate. The unemployment rate for accountants stands at around 3.9 percent and Forbes recently listed accountants and auditors at No. 2 on its list of Top Jobs. Iinitiatives in business, government, and nonprofit organizations to cut costs and improve productivity have resulted in increased demand for accountants. And it seems things will only get better.

Monday, December 30, 2013/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (18414)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Finance Talent Gap

Finance Talent Gap

The financial services sector is continuing to build up its workforce, despite current market unpredictability. Around 50 percent of sector CEOs are looking to increase their headcount over the next 12 months, with about half of these anticipating staff increases of more than 5% over the coming year.

Monday, December 30, 2013/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (13276)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Salary Benchmarking

Salary Benchmarking

Determining what to pay employees is a two-sided coin. Employers want to pay employees enough to help them to feel valued and avoid them looking for a better offer. But employers are also concerned with over paying employees to the point of unnecessarily inflating payroll and effecting organizational profitability. The best way to work out what you should be paying your employees is to benchmark salaries with other companies that have similar roles by reviewing salary survey data. This ensures that your pay rates are competitive enough to attract and retain high-quality employees without being overly inflated.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (20866)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Consequences of a Counter Offer

Consequences of a Counter Offer

In the current competitive economy, it is common practice for employers to do everything in their power to keep an employee from resigning. Counter offers often include newly created incentives that were previously not offered to the employee such as bonuses, promotions, and flexible schedules. Typically these are offered to entice the candidate with short term benefits that mask the underlying issues that the company has failed to address previously. Statistics show, and my personal experience has shown, that while there are reasons a counter offer makes sense for the employer, there are consequences that employees should strongly consider before accepting a counter offer. Here are three of them:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (17037)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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High Demand Skills in Accounting & Finance

High Demand Skills in Accounting & Finance

One of the most rewarding parts of our job is finding that “right fit” for our candidates. In most cases, folks have a pretty clear idea about what they have not enjoyed in their current or previous positions, and what they want in their next one. While it is important to know what you are looking for in a new job, I often encourage candidates to also consider their skills from the employer’s perspective. Candidates should really think about how their skills align with an employer’s desired skill set and do some selective “shopping” for the right match.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (14780)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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