Vacationing 2021: Why This Might Be One of the Most Important Vacations You Take

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Vacationing 2021: Why This Might Be One of the Most Important Vacations You Take Mercer Bradley

With summer on its way, it is likely time to start thinking about vacation. Because a significant number of managers and employees have been working from home for the past year, many may have neglected taking vacation time.  It is now time to resume taking vacations. After all, time away from work is necessary to… Read more »

The Great Reopening: How to Manage Employee Expectations

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The Great Reopening: How to Manage Employee Expectations Mercer Bradley

After over a year of working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, it will soon be time for employees to begin returning to the office. Since many may feel that they finally found a way to integrate educating and raising their kids while fitting in work, they may not be ready to transition back. Whether your… Read more »

Working from Home: How to Stay Balanced and Help Your Team Do the Same

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Separating your professional and personal lives while working from home can be challenging. Here are some tips to make things easier. Mercer Bradley

With your team working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, finding a balance between work and home life can be challenging. Since there are no physical boundaries between your professional life and personal life, the mental boundaries can feel nonexistent. Managing your career and a household gets difficult, especially if you have kids at home…. Read more »

Vaccine Rollout and Implications on Perception and Reality of the Recovery

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Vaccine Rollout and Implications on Perception and Reality of the Recovery Mercer Bradley

As millions of doses of the coronavirus vaccine continue to come into Canada, people are beginning to see a light at the end of a very long tunnel. After more than a year of shutdowns, social distancing, remote work, and uncertainty, residents are feeling hopeful that things can slowly begin shifting to a more recognizable… Read more »

Peace of Mind Hiring: The Right Hire Makes All the Difference

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Peace of Mind Hiring: The Right Hire Makes All the Difference Mercer Bradley

Bringing aboard the right professionals to your accounting and finance team has an impact on your company’s success. Having team members contribute their diverse knowledge, skills, and experience to individual tasks and projects keeps your team engaged and productive. The more work they complete, the more they are able to perform at a higher level…. Read more »

How To Build up Your Company’s Reputation and Keep Your Customers Happy

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How To Build up Your Company's Reputation and Keep Your Customers Happy | Mercer Bradley

Part of your company’s success depends on the quality of the business relationships you maintain. Creating genuine relationships involves having close contact with customers, employees, and business associates. For customers, this includes filling needs, addressing concerns, and resolving issues. For employees, this includes providing jobs, room for growth, and career opportunities. For business associates, this… Read more »

The Importance of Building Deeper Business Relationships

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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 »

The Importance of Planning and Forecasting for Uncertain Times

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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 »

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 »