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Stress has become a more-or-less unavoidable aspect of the 21st century workplace. If you go in search of an unstressed employee, you’ll find someone who probably puts in less than 40 hours per week at a job that inspires passion, aligns perfectly with the employee’s future plans, and is just challenging enough to offer a… read the rest »

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Gallons of digital ink have been spilled and much has been made of today’s young generation. Who are they? What do they want? When they choose jobs and employers, and when they choose to keep a job instead of moving on, why do they make these decisions? Just as advertisers and marketers scramble for their… read the rest »

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You’re looking for work, and you feel more-or-less confident about your prospects. You’ve been here before. You know what to do, and you know you can count on at least a few former colleagues to provide you with references. There’s only one problem: Your last job search took place a few years ago (or several… read the rest »

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As a recruiter or hiring manager, it’s your task to staff open positions for your company, and in some cases, this involves a highly familiar set of core skills. If you only cast your net for CPAs or marketing pros or machinists, you know exactly what you’re looking for, because you work these types of… read the rest »

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Do your employees love their jobs? Do they seem genuinely excited about the challenges they face each day? When they’re in the breakroom or gathering outside of work, do they talk about their jobs with passion and positivity? Do they talk about work at all? Ideally, the answer to all the questions above should be… read the rest »

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Millennial employees fall between the ages of 25 and 38; those who have recently left the entry level and in many cases are on their way to management roles. They’re not untested newbies, and they aren’t even thinking about retiring, which is to say, they’re at or approaching the prime of their working lives. And… read the rest »

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You’re staffing an open position and you’re looking for a candidate to handle the technical requirements of the job, who can work well with a team and who can reliably show up on time and commit to the enterprise. But for this role, you also need one trait that’s simply non-negotiable: adaptability. In the role,… read the rest »

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Look around your office and see if you can spot the tell-tale signs of disengagement. Do employees tend to leave five minutes before their shifts are over? Do they gaze into space or surf the internet after finishing one task instead of looking for another? Do they passionately defend their positions during meetings, or do… read the rest »

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As a recruiter or HR manager for an accounting firm (or the accounting department of a larger company), you’ll need to use a simple checklist during the candidate review process. So, get out your red pen and check off boxes during the early rounds of screening and selection. For example, does the candidate have a… read the rest »

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During the year ahead, you may be facing uncertain economic prospects, a fluctuating marketplace and unpredictable returns on your investments. Amid this financial uncertainty, you may be looking for ways to boost revenue and control your destiny by cutting costs wherever you can, including your hiring program. You may not be able to forgo hiring… read the rest »