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5 Ways to Take the Fear Out of Your New Management Role

As with many managers, leadership might not come easy for you. Like everyone else, you have fears to overcome when taking on a new management role. Being surrounded by new people, procedures, and technology can make these fears seem insurmountable. However, you can’t let your anxiety drive your behaviors. If you do, you won’t be effective in your […]

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3 Advantages to Partnering with a Staffing Firm Before Your Next Hire

As a manager, you spend a significant amount of time and money hiring employees. You analyze job responsibilities, candidate attributes, required skills and experience, and other pertinent information, then create job postings based on your findings. You interview candidates over several weeks, narrow down the finalists, make an offer, and gain a new hire. However, this process typically is […]

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Employee Perks and Why They Matter

Employee perks are closely tied to lifestyle quality. Common perks include flexible work hours, professional development opportunities, wellness programs, and remote work options. Employee perks enhance work-life balance. They help staff improve their physical and mental health and care for their families while getting ahead in their careers. Because workers who receive perks feel supported both inside and outside the […]

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5 Tips for Leveraging Social Media During Your Job Search

Social media plays a key part in today’s job search strategy. You gain insight into opportunities and employers that interest you and learn more about what it’s like to work for a company. You’re also able to see who works for the organization, determine whether you have a connection, and potentially gain an employee referral to increase your odds of securing […]

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What Should You Do If You Don’t Feel Challenged at Work?

If you’ve been in your current role a while, you may no longer feel challenged by it. As you repeatedly perform the same responsibilities and gain more experience, you’re able to accomplish the same tasks in less time. Although this make your work easier, it also can cause you to feel complacent. Since you need to be challenged to feel engaged, it’s time to decide […]

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Taking Someone from Temp to Full-Time: How You Know You’re Making the Right Decision

Because of the high costs involved in hiring employees, you need to make sure you’re bringing aboard the best possible workers. One way to do this is by offering a temp-to-hire position rather than a full-time role. With a temp-to-hire position, you’re able to see how a worker performs for a set time, typically 3 to 6 months, before deciding […]

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How to Deliver a Negative Performance Review

Giving a performance review to an employee not meeting expectations can be difficult. They may not be open to hearing what you have to say or desire to put in additional effort to change their behavior. However, you need to be honest about your team member’s performance and provide concrete ways to improve. If you don’t directly address the issues, your company will continue to be […]

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Top 5 Podcasts for Accountants

There’s a significant number of informative podcasts for accountants out there. Whether you’re looking for entertainment, education, or both, you’re able to listen to what you want, when you want. Choose among podcasts hosted by working CPAs passing on their experience, financial journalists covering money and business news of the day, entrepreneurs who want to […]

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Helping Your Workers Set (and Achieve) Their Career Goals

As a manager, helping employees set and reach goals is a key responsibility. Creating measurable, attainable goals guides improvement in employee performance, strengthens the company, and enhances its reputation as an employer of choice. Focusing on the organization’s short- and long-term success deepens employee engagement and career success. Here are some ways to help your […]

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Why Work with a Staffing Agency for Short-Term Hires?

Why Work with a Staffing Agency for Short-Term Hires? Many businesses need short term employees for one reason or another. You might have seasonal work to do, a rush season where work gets heavier, or you might need temporary financial professionals each year before tax season. Some businesses are project-based and sometimes need temporary roles […]

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Filling Management and Entry-Level Positions with San Diego Headhunters

Filling Management and Entry-Level Positions with San Diego Headhunters A lot of people are resistant to working with headhunters because they feel that the headhunter won’t understand exactly what they are looking for in a candidate. They think that the headhunter may not understand their company culture or the specific qualifications that they are looking […]

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5 Things Your Staffing Service Needs to Know

5 Things Your Staffing Service Needs to Know Every business in the current employment landscape is looking for that next awesome hire. Whether you’re hiring for temporary placements or searching for the perfect new long-term member of your team, you’ll probably find yourself working with a staffing service. Staffing professionals specialize in connecting professionals to positions […]

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3 Tips for Recruiting Candidates for Finance and Accounting Positions

When you’re recruiting someone for a certain position, the idea is to try and make that position look as attractive to them as possible. Different companies do this in different ways. Some might offer the candidate more money and better benefits. Others might have a great company culture. Still, others might offer the candidate flexible […]

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Why Should You Seek the Advice of a Professional Headhunter for Your HR Needs?

Operating a successful business represents a complicated, time consuming, and often daunting task. With so many undertakings to take care of, sometimes, the most critical asset of any company falls short of the attention it deserves. Maintaining a reliable, talented, and satisfied employee base represents the foundation of any business. So, most large companies employ […]

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10 Traits of the Most Brilliant Executive Assistants

10 Traits of the Most Brilliant Executive Assistants An Executive Assistant role is critical to the managing executive and the organization, and those who fill these roles need to be more than an assistant. As a hiring executive, you should consider looking for the best partners who can complement your needs and office objectives. Here […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Temporary Employee

When most people think of temporary employees, they imagine either secretaries and call-center staff. As a culture, we have a conception of what “Temping” is but this idea of temporary employees couldn’t be further from the truth. Many skilled professionals choose to take temporary positions for their own reasons. Some are college students who take temporary […]

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4 Tips for Hiring a New Generation of Manufacturing Professionals

The manufacturing industry is one of the most high-tech and undervalued industries in the current job market. Today, young people often don’t understand the potential for fulfillment, upward mobility, and income that they can achieve through manufacturing. In fact, many parents actively discourage the idea of their children growing up to work in manufacturing because […]

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Why Work with a Boutique Staffing Agency Instead of a Large Agency?

There are big and small staffing agencies. Whereas the bigger ones might deal with all types of placements without specializing, the smaller ones tend to be more specialized. Larger agencies also tend to be impersonal. Yes, you’ll be dealing with one person who has your account. But that person will have so many accounts that […]

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3 Ways Your Business Can​ Benefit from Working with a Contingent Firm

Good employees are the backbone of any successful organization. However, finding, vetting, and hiring qualified employees is not always easy. It can also be very time-consuming. As a result, many businesses rely on outside organizations for the recruitment of employees.  Businesses can choose to work with individual recruiters or staffing agencies, both on a contingent […]

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3 Reasons to Grow Your Small Business Staff Through a Staffing Agency

When your small business is small enough for you to run alone, you can handle and oversee every aspect of it. But once business starts to grow, it’s time to start delegating tasks to other people. This can be incredibly stressful, especially if you haven’t hired people before. So, simplify the process and work with […]

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Use the Wider Internet as Your Networking Platform

LinkedIn is the go-to site for professional networking. General social media sites are also finding their way into more professional settings, especially once you’ve established more than a cursory business relationship. But going through the right motions to invite more connections, accept invitations, and send the auto-populated congratulatory messages isn’t enough. Whatever you’re doing to […]