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 »

How a 6-Hour Work Day Could Lead to a More Productive Workforce

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Studies show that having a six-hour workday makes employees more productive. Team members who work fewer hours create higher quality work, are less stressed, and take less unexpected time off than employees who work more hours. As a result, your company may benefit from having a six-hour workday. Here are a few ways a six-hour… Read more »

Equality vs. Fairness – Meeting Your Employees Halfway

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Treating employees equally and fairly can be challenging. Because team members have different needs, motivations, personalities, and work preferences, treating them all the same way isn’t ideal. Since your teammates prefer different leadership styles, have different risk tolerance, and enjoy different tasks, if you treat your employees all same, they won’t all give you the… Read more »

Why Humanity Matters to the Accounting Profession

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Many accountants enter the field because numbers are easier to deal with than people. Numbers are predictable, understandable, and lead to a solution or balance. In contrast, people are complex, unpredictable, and sometimes illogical. Although many accountants may not have to interact with people at work, this puts them at a disadvantage. In many cases, they may start… Read more »

Beyond the ERP – Why Data Truly Matters to Your Organization

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Big data is a buzzword in the accounting profession. It’s often described as too big for traditional data management to handle, streaming at a significant speed that quickly must be dealt with, and coming in all types of formats. Although the enormity of big data may be its focal point, what truly matters is what organizations do with the data… Read more »