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The Importance of Building Deeper Business Relationships - Mercer Bradley

The success of your business relies a great deal on how well your company performs during uncertain times. During the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the firms you have as partners and vendors have a significant impact on your organization’s ability to continue operations. Although partner firms and vendors may appear to provide similar functions, their… Read more »

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The Importance of Planning and Forecasting for Uncertain Times - Mercer Bradley

Planning and financial forecasting often are difficult in the best of times. During times of uncertainty, these functions become even more challenging but critical. Creating a plan to continue business operations during times of rapid change requires a team effort. You must find ways to adjust budgeting and forecasting on a more regular basis than… Read more »

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Benefits of Accepting a Job Offer Now - Mercer Bradley

Like many people, you may be in the market for a job right now. If you recently finished a line of interviews and were offered a position, you might be wondering whether to accept it. Of course, thoroughly evaluating the offer and deciding whether it fits your short- and long-term goals and needs is imperative…. Read more »

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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 »