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Why Athletes Make Great Employees

Posted by SelectOne


A quick preface:  I am not an athlete.  Bar league hockey and part-time CrossFit in between work and chasing two young daughters around constitute the majority of my athletic endeavors!

With that said, 37% of our internal team are former collegiate athletes. First hand, we’ve observed a strong correlation between high performing team members and competitive athletic success.

There are a number of attributes required of athletes competing at a high level that are also requisites for top business performers. In fact, research shows between 5% and 15% of former student athletes go onto earn significantly more than non-sports playing peers. 

So that brings us to one critical question, why do athletes make great employees?

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

Internships are the Secret to Cutting Costs

Posted by Marissa Malone


It's important to look at the big picture when hiring a new employee. Although it might appear to be critical to fill a vacant position, it may actually be more worth while to consider all of your hiring options first because the cost of a mis-hire is more than you’d ever imagine.

In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor, states the cost of a bad hire can equal up to 30% of the individual's first-year potential earnings. In other words, ONE bad hire with an annual income of $50,000 can cost an employer up to $15,000. Ouch.

No one has time to watch their money go down the drain, so it's time to learn how to avoid it before it's too late. 

Have you ever considered an internship program? If you haven’t, it may be time to start. 

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Topics: Financial, Hiring Strategies

How to Embrace Change in the Workplace

Posted by SelectOne


Change in the workplace is inevitable.  With continuous shifts in technology, market trends, and processes, it becomes ever more important for employers and employees to learn how to react and embrace change

Change is critical for any organization to stay alive, thrive, and keep up with competition. But the only true way to experience success in the midst of change is through employers and employees coming together to communicate.

There are numerous benefits of having an open mind throughout periods of change - so don’t let fear bog you down! When it comes time for change, try to view it as a growth opportunity because it's easier than facing a painful hurdle. Make the change work for you

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Topics: Workplace

How to Interview and Hire Great People, Every Time

Posted by SelectOne


Getting promoted into a new role can be both challenging and exciting. There are so many new skills to learn, but one of the most important skills for any aspiring manager is to learn how to interview and hire great people. 

Follow these 5  tips  to establish a seemless hiring process for you.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

How to Cut Costs and Engage Employees

Posted by Kahli Martin


Often times when we speak to candidates that are on the hunt for a new job opportunity, money is no longer the driving force behind their desire to leave an organization; but rather the level of disconnect employees feel with their leaders or colleagues.

Why does this matter to you?

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Topics: Financial, Workplace, Hiring Strategies

The Millennial Job Seeking Guide

Posted by Marissa Malone


It’s common for Millennial job seekers to have the mindset of “seeing the world as it is and making change happen.” This “dreamer” perspective is drastically different from what many of our parents experienced when they began their career. 

If you’re a new job seeker and anxious about what’s to come, dont be. You've dedicated your whole life to preparing for a career - look forward to what's to come and look back on all your accomplishments. The traditional hiring process has gone by the way side and employers now look to "hire for the future". In other words - companies  are looking for candidates that stand out with confidence, thoughts, ideas and the excitement to learn.  

As you embark on the job seeking journey, use the Millennial Job Seeking Guide to help find your career path:

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Topics: Career Advice

Surviving Busy Season

Posted by Molly Hastrich


Busy season is the busiest time of the year for public accounting professionals servicing clients with yearend audit, tax and consulting needs. Surviving busy season can be difficult for even the most experienced professional, but there are a number of things you can do to ensure you not only survive, but thrive during busy season.

Having worked at KPMG through 4 busy seasons, I was lucky enough to learn from some very good mentors who helped me navigate through the toughest part of my year. Hopefully, the following tips and reminders that helped make my four busy seasons fly by, can do the same for you.

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Topics: Financial, Workplace, Career Advice

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