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A Good Recruiter Will Tell You the Truth

Posted by SelectOne

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We train our recruiters to tell candidates the truth.  And we only hire people that share our company values with integrity and transparency chief among them.  Yet we operate in an industry with bad recruiter reputations because corner-cutting, salary-fluffing, and misinformation are too often the norm.  A recent survey by Global Recruiter revealed 60% of people are put off by using a recruitment agency due to poor industry reputation.

How do good recruiters compete at a high level and overcome negative preconceptions when many are out only for a quick placement?

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Topics: Hiring Strategies, Career Advice

5 Accounting Blogs to Follow

Posted by Marissa Malone

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Blogs are a great way to stay up-to-date on current events, stimulate creativity, and explore topics of interest more in-depth. Reading industry specific blogs provides new perspectives and best practices that can directly influence your daily work. Check out this list of our top 5 accounting blogs:

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Topics: Financial

Managing Millennials in the Workplace

Posted by Marissa Malone

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Millennials make up the largest share of the US labor market at 30%. This portion will continue to grow as employers hire Millennials in waves. This wave-like hiring strategy of Millennials is presenting new obstacles in the workplace, the loyalty challenge. The loyalty challenge, which can be applied to the Millennial group, is the process of constantly searching for the next best opportunity, with little regard to your current company.

One Foot In, One Foot Out

The absence of loyalty in Millennials creates new challenges for the US workforce.  As a matter of fact, 64% of Millennials (entry-level through senior leadership) anticipate leaving their current employer by 2020.

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Topics: Workplace

Follow the Top 10 Engineering and Manufacturing Blogs

Posted by SelectOne

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Blogs are a great way to stay up-to-date on current events, stimulate creativity, and explore topics of interest in more depth. Reading industry specific blogs provides new perspectives and best practices that can directly influence your daily work. Check out this list of our top 10 engineering and manufacturing blogs:

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Topics: Technical

Executives & Entrepreneurs Share Public Accounting Roots

Posted by SelectOne

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I was a few weeks into my career in public accounting and had a stark realization: I knew with certainty it wasn’t for me.  This was a troubling conclusion to have reached so early in my career, after working hard to graduate toward the top of my class, and having earned a coveted spot at a prestigious firm.  I quickly pivoted to figuring out a game plan – I focused on passing the CPA exam, networking hard, and figuring out what could be next.  

Looking back on this after nearly a decade in the search industry, I’ve realized the career paths of CPAs beyond public accounting are anything but linear.  I know many former public accountants that are no longer in practice, but are continuously leveraging the network, skills, and work ethic they honed at their former firms.

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Topics: Financial, Hiring Strategies, Career Advice

Bridging the IT Skills Gap in 2016

Posted by Marissa Malone

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What would a business today be without technology? As a millennial, it’s almost impossible for me to imagine and for many businesses it’s becoming that way too.

IT staffing is ranked as the second largest segment of staffing in terms of revenue, and is expected to grow 6% in 2016 to $27.2 billion.

As technology is advancing, senior leaders and CIOs are now recognizing the importance technology plays on the company’s overall success. In fact, 22% of CIOs are looking to build out their IT department within the first six months of 2016 due to such rapid technological advances. There’s only one problem… 60% of CIOs in the U.S. find it challenging to recruit skilled IT professionals. 

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Topics: Technical, Industry Trends

The Job Seekers Cheat Sheet

Posted by Marissa Malone

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Welcome to the future where companies no longer post jobs in the weekly classified ads and candidates scarcely submit paper applications any more. It's time to go out with the paper and time to get in with the World Wide Web.

Contrary to popular belief, most job boards generate more traffic during weekdays than on weekends simply because many job seekers are hunting for jobs while at work. Hunting for a job on the internet can be overwhelming, but using the tips below will inform you of the best days and times for job seeking online.

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Topics: Career Advice

4 Workplace Trends For 2016: What Could Happen & How to Prepare

Posted by Katie Whiting

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ObamaCare will go into full effect.

What is happening? 2016 is the year that ObamaCare penalties are in full effect for individuals and companies alike. So what does this mean exactly (in the most basic of terms)?

  • For individuals who don’t have health insurance, they will be fined $695/year (compared to $95 in 2014).
  • For companies:
    • With 100 or more full-time equivalent employees: They will need to offer insurance to 95% of their full-time equivalent workforce.
    • With 50 to 99 full-time equivalent employees: They will have to offer insurance to 100% of their full-time equivalent workforce.
    • With 49 or fewer full-time equivalent employees: They are not affected by this specific mandate.

To no one’s surprise the above has already caused insurance providers to raise their rates.

So, how can you prepare? If you haven’t already, it's time to start budgeting for how these changes will affect your company.

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Topics: Workplace

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