Next Gen Accounting Talent – 8 Ways to Identify the Next Leaders in Your Company

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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 »

Hiring Bias – It’s Real and Here’s How You Can Avoid It

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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 »

Effective Onboarding – 6 Ways to Streamline the Process

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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 »

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

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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 »

How Can You Help Your Teams Deal With Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt?

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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 »

5 Effective Ways to Onboard an Accountant

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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 »

Are You Maximizing Your Internal Team’s Potential?

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As a leader, maximizing your team’s potential is a vital part of moving the company forward. Part of that process includes creating a common purpose, encouraging innovation, and promoting communication. Are you taking proper action to help your team members reach their full potential? Ask These 4 Questions As A Manager 1. Does Your Team… Read more »

How to Be a Leader During an Ongoing Crisis

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The real test of leadership is not when everything is going smoothly, but when a crisis occurs. During this time of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), you have the opportunity to acknowledge responsibility, take ownership, and enact change. How you perform during a crisis establishes your credentials as a leader. Because each situation is unique and… Read more »

Filling Business Gaps Series: Tips for Employing Temps Effectively

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Many companies hire temporary workers to handle accounting responsibilities. Growing, entrepreneurial and startup businesses need temps to implement and train on new technology. Companies need assistance with business intelligence and data analytics projects. Whatever the reason, your company can benefit from hiring temporary workers to fill business gaps. Here’s how to effectively employ temporary workers…. Read more »

5 Things Your Employees Need from You During a Crisis

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Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are living in a time of uncertainty. Nobody knows how family members, friends, individual business, or the economy will be affected. As a team leader, this provides an additional source of stress. To help your team navigate through these unprecedented times, you need to provide… Read more »