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Tracking and reporting on global economic trends is one service a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) provides. As the Canadian accounting profession’s scope continues to expand, one of the comprehensive, value-added services accountants provide is advisement on how local, regional, national and worldwide economics may impact their company. This provides additional support for clients to grow… Read more »

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At the core of your company is a team of skilled leaders making good decisions. Many of these leaders are on your accounting team. Because you want your company to continue to make wise decisions about financial and strategic management and planning, you need to identify future leaders on your accounting team. Because they keep… Read more »

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As a professional, LinkedIn is among your top networking sites. You can find ideas, inspiration, feedback, and recommendations for job openings, career advice, mentorship, and more. For these reasons, you want a robust network available to help you on your accounting and finance career path. Your connections can introduce you to other professionals, refer you for job openings, and more.   Here are five… Read more »

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Subconscious bias influences your daily decision making. As a hiring professional, this includes which candidates you decide to have join your team. Because you want fair, reliable hiring outcomes, you need to understand how your unconscious bias can affect your hiring decisions. You also must take steps to ensure your choices depend on candidates’ qualifications and fit for… Read more »

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Effective Onboarding - 6 Ways to Streamline the Process - Mercer Bradley

The first 90 days of employment is a crucial time for a new hire to build rapport with colleagues, management, and coworkers. Sharing your company’s mission, vision, values, and goals while showing an employee how to perform their work helps them be productive. Feeling like a valued member of your team increases the odds of… Read more »

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A New Guide to Video Interview Etiquette Mercer Bradley

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are using technology to recruit employees. Rather than have candidates come to the office and risk spreading coronavirus, hiring managers are using platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, and Skype to conduct video interviews. Although the questions and conversations may be similar to in-person interviews, preparing for a video… Read more »

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The 6-Hour Work Day and Flexible Workspaces - The Work of the Future Mercer Bradley

Research shows that having a flexible workspace and/or a six-hour workday make employees more productive. A flexible workspace conforms to the needs of whoever is using it, providing support as their task and focus changes. Individuals who work fewer hours tend to create higher quality work than employees who work more hours. As a result, your company can benefit from having a flexible workspace and a six-hour workday. While this is not a new concept, with current health concerns… Read more »

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Not getting enough sleep at night is detrimental to your work performance. You may show up late to the office (or virtual office), experience interference with daily activities, or fall asleep at your desk. Even modest amounts of sleep loss can accumulate over time, providing a substantial impact on daily functioning. Professionals who are now working at home are reporting… Read more »

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Times are stressful right now. People don’t like uncertainty, yet we are in the midst of the most uncertain times in recent history. How is it possible to reassure them when you may be as unsure as your employees? All you can really do is help them to develop coping strategies. Share these recommendations with… Read more »

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With the amount of time and money invested in recruiting accountants, you need to properly onboard them. Effective onboarding improves employee engagement and retention to maximize your return on investment. 1) Determine How Onboarding Success Will Be Measured Communicate what target metrics will be used to determine whether your new accounting team member is successfully onboarded…. Read more »