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Accounting Fraud Remains a Persistent Problem

For several years now, instances of accounting fraud have been low and relatively stable. In 2013, for instance, only 47 were reported, and in 2012 there were just 45. Many pointed to these numbers as evidence that new policing measures combined with tracking technologies had created an effective deterrent to the practice. However, a recent… Read more »

Don’t Let One Negative Employee Ruin Total Team Productivity

They say it only takes one bad apple to spoil the whole bunch, and that is especially true in the office. It’s an unfortunate fact that a single negative employee can stifle productivity, efficiency, morale, and innovation for everyone around them. Luckily, with careful and proactive management, you can keep these effects from spreading any… Read more »

Be Careful What You Tweet | Monitoring Your Social Footprint

As many people have learned the hard way, once something reaches the internet it can’t easily be removed or hidden. That has lead to more than a little embarrassment, especially in the context of professional life. If you are looking for a job, it’s essential that you scour your social footprint to see what your… Read more »

4 Must Have Documents in Your New Hire Packet

Does your new hire packet include these four documents? If not, it should. Welcome Letter Including a welcome letter might seem like nothing more than a useless formality, but it’s actually the document that joins your entire new hire packet together. The letter should include a warm introduction, express enthusiasm that the new hire is… Read more »

Finding a Career Mentor to Help You Advance Along the Career Journey

Today’s professionals are increasingly turning to career mentors to help them make informed yet ambitious decisions about their career journey. Career mentors, like other kinds of mentors, give focused, personalized advice draw from personal experience, but they focus specifically on the professional life. When the relationship is a successful one, professionals with a career mentor… Read more »

Is Your Management Style Crushing Team Creativity?

Does your business model require innovation in order to succeed? If so, creativity is one of your most important assets. But creativity is hard to find, hard to encourage, and hard to maintain. And it’s possible that despite your best efforts, your management style is actually making it harder for your team to work in… Read more »

Hiring the Modern Employee | What do Employees Want in 2015?

Any company that hopes to fill vacancies quickly, staff according to strategic objectives, and attract the top talent available must understand what the modern employee is looking for. The obvious answer is generous compensation and a fair benefits package, but is this enough to attract the best and brightest? Research suggests that today’s employees are… Read more »

Where Do You Want Your Career to Go?

It’s importance to realize the difference between the job you have currently, and your career as a whole.  If you are like most professionals, you will work for at least several companies over the course of your career, move into different positions and accept unexpected responsibilities, and probably finish your working life someplace you never… Read more »