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 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 »

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 »

What Strategies Can Help You Cut Costs for Your Business?

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As a small business owner, even the smallest reduction in expenses can impact your profitability. In many cases, simple steps are an effective way to improve your bottom line. Now is a great time to look carefully at your company’s expenses and see how you can spend less. Here are eight strategies for cutting business costs.   Reduce Supply Expenses … Read more »

How to Support a Generationally Diverse Workforce

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Supporting a workforce made of various generations can be challenging. Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, are known for their strong work ethic, placing importance on professional accomplishments and being socially reserved. Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980, tend to focus on work-life balance, be self-sufficient and value independence. Millennials, born between 1981… Read more »

How Do You Manage Your Team’s Productivity During the Holiday Season?

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The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year. Employees are preparing for family celebrations while still maintaining their professional responsibilities. Because the focus tends to be more on holiday festivities than on work, fewer tasks may get done on time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to manage your team’s productivity… Read more »

Filling Business Gaps Series: How to Plan for Busy Seasons

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Planning for your company’s busy accounting seasons is important. Knowing when your needs will increase each year helps you have qualified workers in place to ease workflows. Proactively placing temporary accounting workers to help during busy seasons keeps your business running smoothly and increases your bottom line. Here are some benefits of planning for your… Read more »

Filling Business Gaps: What is ERP Consulting?

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software integrates your business operations into one place. Rather than having different applications for each of your departments, moving them to one application lets your departments share data for better management and planning. Because the software typically is complicated and expensive, you most likely want to use professional assistance to purchase… Read more »

How to Have Open Dialogue About Company Morale

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High company morale is one key to business success. When morale is up, employees are engaged, happy and productive. They individually and collaboratively perform their best while working toward business goals. A significant part of creating high company morale involves communication. Openly acknowledging and addressing issues affecting employees cultivates a culture of high morale. Here… Read more »