Has Your Company Considered Contract Employees?

See that waiter pouring coffee for your fellow patron? How about the smartly-dressed young woman sitting across from you? If you’re wondering why they should interest you, here’s the million dollar answer: the rise and dominance of the gig economy. Intuit and Emergent Research report that on-demand workers are on track to double, from an…

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4 Hiring Trends in The Finance Industry For 2018 and Beyond

It’s everywhere. Turn on the news, and you’ll hear news pundits discussing it at length. So, what’s the excitement about? The historically low unemployment rate. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCLS) reports that about 223,000 jobs were created in May 2018. The unemployment rate is now pegged at 3.8%. But, don’t celebrate yet. For employers, the…

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5 Steps to Attracting Quality Accounting and Finance personnel

  As the economy recovers, the task of attracting and retaining top-quality staff is becoming increasingly important to all organizations. The challenges are particularly important in the financial sector, where the supply of strong candidates for accounting and financial positions rarely meets the demand, especially in clustered urban markets where firms and their clients are…

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The Next Big Milestone in Accounting And Finance: Artificial Intelligence

For the past few decades, there has been a fairly consistent flow of books, movies, articles, editorials, blog posts, cartoons and more showing a bleak future for just about every profession. They all say the same thing: computers are going to take over. They can do things better and faster. And that last bit is…

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“Why Don’t Recruiters Call Me Back?”

I often hear candidates who have been actively searching and have been on the job market for a long time say something like this: ” Several recruiters have invited me to their offices to discuss my experience and future career goals. They seemed genuinely impressed with my resume, but then I never heard from them…

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Yes! Let’s Build That Wall . . . And Get Mexico To Pay For It!

Okay, now that I have your attention . . . I want to talk about the issue of chasing higher pay versus staying with one company in the early years of your career. (Sorry, folks, this has absolutely nothing to do with Mexico.) I recently received a response from a candidate that said, “$100k jobs…

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Hiding Dates Can’t Hide Your Age…

I often notice on the resumes of candidates who have fifteen or more years of work experience that the dates are missing. Right away, I wonder, why are they missing? Frankly, what I guess is that the candidate must have been at least a teenager when the Brady Bunch originally aired. They are hiding their…

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