Hiring Redefined Part 1: Needs VS. Wants

Hiring is an involved process. There are numerous considerations for finding the ideal candidate. To find the best applicant, you need to redefine what it takes to locate the perfect match. Part one of this three-part series aims to help you separate your hiring needs from your hiring wants. If you are ready to redefine… Read more »

Systems Analysts Are Under Attack

Systems analysts have a unique set of skills and experience, making them critical to the creation of new business systems, as well as maintaining or adjusting those that are already in place.  Serving a diverse client or customer base, systems analysts can face challenges unlike those in other areas of business. As a systems analyst,… Read more »

Building the Bridge Between the Business and Technology Teams

At times, it can seem that your tech team is speaking a different language from the rest of your employees. In order to create an environment more conducive to collaborative problem solving, follow these tips to get everyone on the same page. Don’t Assume Everyone Knows What You Are Talking About When your tech team… Read more »

How to Give Your Accounting Descriptions Life

If you’ve struggled to find the accounting talent that you require, the problem could be the job descriptions you’re writing and posting. The undeniable truth is that most job descriptions are vague, boring and overly complicated. Start giving your accounting descriptions life by following these tips: Proofread Carefully – Job descriptions with typos or awkward… Read more »

3 Ways to Know a Direct Hire Is In It for the Long Haul

Determining whether a job seeker intends to stay with your company for a matter of years or jump ship after six months is essential. Recruiting is a long, expensive, difficult, and often unsuccessful process. If you fill a position only to have it vacated shortly, it’s a major blow to your efforts and the company… Read more »

3 Ways to Know a Consultant is Loyal

The decision to bring in a consultant can’t be made lightly. You will take on a new expense, interrupt your natural workflows and team dynamic, and place a bet that your company will come out stronger in the end. With so much on the line, you need to be sure you’re hiring the right consultant.… Read more »

20 Pieces of Advice for Hiring Managers – Part 2

Hiring has always been a challenge, and it’s not going to get any easier in 2016. Last month we offered you 10 pieces of advice gleaned from years of professional recruiting. This month we are back with 10 more insights: Be Selective – It’s tempting to work with as many staffing partners as possible. The… Read more »

20 Pieces of Advice for Hiring Managers – Part 1

Hiring managers have one of the hardest jobs at any enterprise, and also the most important. After all, they have to put together the team(s) responsible for every success or failure, but have only a limited number of resources to draw on to source and evaluate candidates. In order to try to make the mission… Read more »

Why Your Accounting Team Needs Help in Q1

There is a lot to think about at the start of Q1. You are recovering from your holiday hangover while making ambitious plans for the coming year. With all that’s going on, staffing may be the last thing on your mind. However, it’s worth it to survey your workforce and consider bringing in help now… Read more »

3 Cybersecurity Management Resolutions for 2016

It’s becoming an annual refrain, but the previous year was another bad one for cybersecurity. High-profile breaches exposed alarming amounts of protected data, and new hacking technologies/techniques effectively outsmarted many of the defenses put into place. It’s clear that things have to get better in 2016. With that imperative in mind, all cybersecurity managers should… Read more »