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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 (18690)/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 (13535)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Making a Great Hire

Making a Great Hire

This morning, I was talking with an accounting firm that is an SNI client about what makes someone a great hire. While we discussed a number of criteria candidates should have, we both agreed that great hires come from a great hiring process. More often than not, a job candidate’s eventual success can be tracked back to the interview process. Here are three ways that hiring managers can increase the number of “great hires” they make.

Thursday, December 26, 2013/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (13474)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Job Search Tips for Older Workers

Job Search Tips for Older Workers

Because of the number of Baby Boomers and lower birth rates of younger people, job supply and demand will eventually favor mature workers. But for now, employment opportunities can be hard to find. In March 2013, 51% of job seekers 55 and older were unemployed for 27 weeks or longer, compared with 41.7% of those ages 25 to 54, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. Over the last two years the trend has been clear: older workers are unemployed and remain unemployed for a longer period of time.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (13716)/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 (21095)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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