How to Receive and Implement Feedback

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Openly receiving and implementing feedback helps improve your work performance. As a result, you should intentionally create space for it and remain receptive. Feedback is not bad or negative, feedback is a way to learn and grow personally and professionally. Whether you receive formal or informal feedback, your brain immediately begins processing the input. Training your brain… Read more »

Maximize Your Chances: Top Tips for a Successful Interview

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Whether you are new to interviewing or have not interviewed for a while, preparation is one key to success. Making a positive first impression impacts whether you advance in the hiring process. At Mercer Bradley, we want to help maximize your chances of moving forward in the interview process. You can use the following list… Read more »

Spring Refresh for Professional Success

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

Spring cleaning involves clearing out the things you no longer need to make room for the things that you want. This is an excellent approach to refresh your career and take steps to increase your professional success. Taking the time for a spring refresh on your professional success paves the way for learning and development…. Read more »

Part 3: Reporting Financial Information to Non-Accountants

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Redefining the Value of Work: Managing the Employer-Employee Relationship

Employees who are skilled at their non-accounting and finance jobs typically lack training and experience working with financial data. Many of these employees are intimidated by financial data because they dislike math. Others believe they do not need to look at the company’s numbers because they are not responsible for the financials. However, employees in… Read more »

Part 1: The Importance of Why Canadian Workers Need an Upskilling Strategy That Focuses on Soft Skills

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Redefining the Value of Work: Managing the Employer-Employee Relationship

Whether you are an employer or employee in Canada, upskilling is required for business and career success. Because the accounting and finance industry and client demands continue to evolve, companies and employees must evolve to stay competitive. Upskilling is required for employees to successfully perform their work. Upskilling helps employees remain employable in the job… Read more »

Which New Initiatives Are Impacting the Accounting Profession in Canada?

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The past year has been busy for the accounting profession. Some of the most important topics included the increased focus on sustainability, evolving anti-money laundering rules, and the changing role of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs). As an accounting professional, you need to stay current on these developments. The following information provides greater insight into these… Read more »

What Do the Latest Global Issues Mean for Canadian CPAs?

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What Matters to Your Stakeholders?

The coronavirus pandemic, the war in Ukraine, supply chain interruptions, money laundering risks, and inflation have created increasing challenges for Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) in Canada. The interdependency and compounding effect are making these issues even more difficult to manage. CPAs need to continue to do their part to handle the economic and financial disruption… Read more »

What Can You Do About Disruptive Change?

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What Can You Do About Disruptive Change_ Mercer Bradley

In order for companies to thrive this year, they need to respond to the trends that impact how organizations operate. This includes looking beyond financial goals and focusing more on employee needs. Effective responses to the following trends can help establish transformative growth for increased business success. Companies that make modifications in line with the… Read more »

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Leave Your Role?

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The decision to leave your job requires a lot of thought. Although challenges at work are to be expected, experiencing long-term dissatisfaction is not. If you consistently are unhappy at work, it may be time to change employers. This is especially true if you lack work-life balance or opportunities for growth. You should be able… Read more »

What Stories Do Your Financials Tell? (And Why Does It Matter to Your Employees?)

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Explaining the numbers on the financial documents with stories shows employees why the numbers and how their behaviors impact them. Mercer Bradley

All of the numbers on your company’s financial statements have a story about how they came to be. Communicating the numbers and the stories behind them shows employees why they matter. When employees have a clear understanding of how their day-to-day decisions and actions impact the company’s financials, they make more informed decisions in the… Read more »