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Mastering Talent: Top Strategies for Recruitment and Retention in Accounting
Mastering Talent: Top Strategies for Recruitment and Retention in Accounting

By Donna Roughan on Jun 13, 2024

The balance of power in hiring has shifted towards candidates who are likely to receive multiple offers. To attract top talent, firms must not only implement these strategies but also communicate them effectively. Engaging existing employees to understand their needs can help both in recruiting new talent and retaining current staff.

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What We Need From Controllers
What We Need From Controllers

By Giles Pearson on Jun 06, 2024

To successfully provide these services, firms may need to upskill their staff or hire industry-experienced professionals. Temporary secondments to client sites can also help staff gain valuable insights. For more information on transitioning to controllership services, the blog suggests contacting Deb Defer at Woodard.

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Focusing Your Gen Z Accounting Team Members
Focusing Your Gen Z Accounting Team Members

By Giles Pearson on May 30, 2024

I always struggled with coaching conversations. Not my strong point at all. I guess I was one of those accounting partners where working with clien...

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Gen Z's Shift Towards Finance: Prioritizing Good Pay and Job Stability
Gen Z's Shift Towards Finance: Prioritizing Good Pay and Job Stability

By Donna Roughan on May 15, 2024

From TikTok to non-profit organizations, Gen Zers opt for a wide range of career paths, marked by flexibility and creativity. However, it seems tha...

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Ensuring Integrity in the Online Testing Environment with Proctoring
Ensuring Integrity in the Online Testing Environment with Proctoring

By Donna Roughan on May 02, 2024

The introduction of proctoring in our online tests marks a significant advancement in ensuring integrity and security. Utilizing AI technology, proctoring offers enhanced monitoring capabilities, extended testing durations, and comprehensive detection of cheating behaviors. By embracing this innovation, we reaffirm our commitment to providing trustworthy solutions and fostering transparency and trust in online assessments.

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Comparing Candidates to the Job Description, Not to Each Other
Comparing Candidates to the Job Description, Not to Each Other

By Donna Roughan on Apr 10, 2024

When selecting the best candidate for a role, comparing candidates directly to the job description rather than to each other enhances accuracy and fairness. By aligning skills assessment results with job requirements, employers establish objective benchmarks, streamline the hiring process, and ensure a positive candidate experience, ultimately facilitating informed hiring decisions and maintaining employer brand integrity.

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Proctoring! And Why You Need It
Proctoring! And Why You Need It

By Giles Pearson on Mar 26, 2024

In the ever-evolving realm of examinations and assessments, proctoring remains a timeless safeguard against cheating, particularly vital in fields like accounting where integrity is paramount. As technology reshapes the landscape of online testing, ensuring fairness, accuracy, and confidentiality becomes crucial, underscoring the importance of integrated proctoring solutions tailored to the needs of accountants and accounting firms.

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Revolutionizing the Ledger: Crafting a Thriving Remote Work Culture in Accounting Firms
Revolutionizing the Ledger: Crafting a Thriving Remote Work Culture in Accounting Firms

By Donna Roughan on Mar 21, 2024

Transitioning accounting firms to a successful remote work culture demands meticulous planning, transparent communication, and adept utilization of technology. This article delves into strategies such as establishing clear policies, fostering communication, promoting continuous learning, maintaining work-life balance, and embracing the right tools, showcasing how this evolution can lead to heightened efficiency and job satisfaction

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Forget Astrology: Master the Magic of Hiring
Forget Astrology: Master the Magic of Hiring

By Giles Pearson on Mar 13, 2024

Looking to hire top-notch accounting or bookkeeping talent? Say goodbye to outdated practices and hello to effective hiring strategies. Discover the dos and don'ts of the hiring process to attract the best candidates and make offers faster than ever before.

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Thrown to the Sharks: The Perils of Unpreparedness in the Accounting Deep End
Thrown to the Sharks: The Perils of Unpreparedness in the Accounting Deep End

By Donna Roughan on Mar 07, 2024

An accounting graduate, transparent about their lack of experience, faces overwhelming tasks and no support in a residential remodeling company. This illustrates the repercussions of inadequate hiring practices and the necessity for comprehensive onboarding and training programs to prevent stress on employees and risks to business integrity.

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Candidates Don't Drop Out Because of Assessment
Candidates Don't Drop Out Because of Assessment

By Giles Pearson on Feb 28, 2024

Explore the advantages of incorporating pre-employment assessments in accounting and bookkeeping firms' hiring practices. Research indicates that candidates who perform well in assessments are more inclined to complete them, enabling firms to pinpoint high-quality applicants efficiently, thus enhancing the hiring process.

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Navigating the Talent Drought: 6 Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Accounting Talent
Navigating the Talent Drought: 6 Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Accounting Talent

By Donna Roughan on Feb 22, 2024

In the race to attract top accounting talent, recruiters top the list as the preferred choice, closely followed by networking and social media. Discover key strategies to streamline your hiring process, from highlighting your firm's unique perks to maintaining a positive online presence.

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