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Best Practices in Interviewing Accountants

Best Practices in Interviewing Accountants

How do you interview effectively in order to identify the best candidate for an accounting position?

First, let’s assume that you have already identified those likely to be a good fit for the position based on their resumes. You have a field of candidates from which to choose with the right education, experience, accomplishments, and a progression of increasingly responsible positions.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (12839)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Importance of “Soft Skills”

The Importance of “Soft Skills”

How important are “soft skills” in the workplace?

In Anthony Mersino’s book, Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers, he identifies seven benefits of possessing and using soft skills; including developing relationships to support project success, avoiding emotional breakdowns, managing conflict, making better decisions, communicating more effectively, creating high morale, and casting a vision that attracts, inspires and motivates the project team.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (14028)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Retaining Your Finance Staff

Retaining Your Finance Staff

Keeping good employees is smart business.

The good news is that according to a recent employment study of finance professionals, most - 53 percent - indicated they preferred to stay with their current employer.

Finance professionals possess marketable skills and have more opportunities to move than those in some other job categories. It is, therefore, no surprise that the top two factors for retention are pay linked to performance and opportunity for advancement.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (18461)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The More Things Change …

The More Things Change …

Everyone knows that change will happen. I guess we just need to remember that, so we won’t be so shocked and upset when it happens.

It seems that everyone wants “things to change” at work. Many are all too happy to complain about issues, management, or projects assigned to them. Yet, once “change” is announced fear is the first reaction.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (14757)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Can Benefits Help Offset Slow Wage Growth?

Can Benefits Help Offset Slow Wage Growth?

Even if your company is in the middle of a salary freeze - as many companies are today -there may be a way to increase your “compensation”. For more than a decade, wage growth in the U.S. has been virtually non-existent according to the Economic Policy Institute. The most recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses shows that 2015 may be the year when wage increases could approach three percent. However, even at that level many employees are feeling as though they are running in sand rather than getting ahead.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (14047)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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