Tips for Snagging the Best Accounting Graduates

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Finding top accounting graduates provides many benefits for your company. For instance, you can capitalize on graduates’ fresh ideas, recent learning history, and comfort with technology to grow your business. Therefore, you need to steer graduates away from the competition so you have your pick of top candidates. 7 Ways To Get Top Accounting Graduates… Read more »

Accounting Conferences in Canada Your Employees Should Be Attending

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Because continuing professional development is so important to the success of your company, your employees need to be attending conferences to sharpen their skills and continue adding value to your organization. Here are six upcoming conferences your employees may want to participate in. 1) Commodity Tax Symposium 2018 Are any of your accountants members of… 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 »

How Do You Get Your Team Engaged to Outperform Itself?

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Employee engagement means your workers enjoy what they do while they do it. Engaged team members feel greater job satisfaction, create a positive work environment, and remain loyal to your company longer. Therefore, encouraging your team to remain engaged in their work can increase both performance and your bottom line. Motivation Tips For Team Leaders… Read more »

Why You Should Look for a Tech-Savvy Accountant

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As an employer, you need tech-savvy accountants. Using the latest technology for accounting increases productivity, saves money and keeps you competitive. 4 Reason You Need A Tech-Savvy Accountant Reason #1: Greater Tailoring A tech-savvy accountant can use accounting software that is tailored to your company or industry. The accountant can track and record financial transactions,… Read more »

Why Cross-Departmental Assignments Can Grow the Strength of Your Accounting Team

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Cross-departmental assignments can help strengthen your accounting team. Having your team work on projects with coworkers in other departments helps increase overall expertise and unifies your employees while reaching common goals. As a result, your company continuously improves its operations and bottom line. 5 Benefits For Your Team Benefit #1: Broader Skill Sets Cross-departmental assignments… Read more »

The Positive Effects of an Effective Mentor Program

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The best companies have an effective mentor program. Providing a mentor for new hires gives you an edge over the competition for many reasons. Why Should You Provide A Mentor Program? 1) Show Dedication to Employees Providing a mentor program demonstrates dedication to your employees. The mentor passes on the skills and experience they built… Read more »

Why Mercer Bradley is Proud to Be an ACSESS Member

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The Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS) is the national voice of the recruiting, employment and staffing services industry. The Association was created in 1998 when The Association of Professional Placement Agencies & Consultants (APPAC) merged with the Employment and Staffing Services Association of Canada (ESSAC). ACSESS promotes best practices and ethical… Read more »

How Are You Dealing with the Tightening Accounting Talent Pool?

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Because the accounting industry continues to see low unemployment rates, employers are facing even greater challenges in hiring and retaining accountants. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to deal with the tightening accounting talent pool. Step #1: Increase Your Online Presence Be accessible online. Share your brand on social media to appeal to and… Read more »

5 Reasons Why Your Corporate Culture Is Affecting Your Ability to Hire Top Talent

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Company culture is what holds an organization together. It motivates employees to overcome challenges and move the company forward. Company culture may also be affecting your ability to hire top talent. Here are five reasons why. Reason #1: Culture May Not Be Defined Hiring for culture fit cannot be done if company culture is not… Read more »