Mindfully Avoiding Unconscious Bias at Work and in Hiring Processes

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Mindfully Avoiding Unconscious Bias at Work and in Hiring Processes

Diversity and inclusion are important topics in the workplace. One of the best ways to implement these initiatives is by reducing the amount of unconscious bias in both the office and hiring practices. Being aware of how unconscious thoughts can affect an employee’s judgment shows how the thoughts can impact decision making. This may include… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 Trust Matters in Business and Hiring

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Trust needs to be at the center of any business model. Trust is what binds together employees, employers, and customers and helps them move through challenging circumstances. Trust establishes a strong reputation, sustainable revenues, increased employee retention, and greater customer advocacy, providing businesses an easier time recovering after recessions and financial crises. Because trust is… Read more »

5 Ways Data Can Provide Helpful Insights

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Big data is being analyzed by companies to increase efficiency of businesses processes. Knowing how systems can be improved increases the bottom line. Here are five ways that data can provide insight into your company. 5 Ways That Data Is Important 1. Enterprise Resource Planning Software Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software streamlines and integrates business… Read more »

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 »

What You Should Know About Anti-Discrimination Hiring Practices

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Laws and regulations against discriminatory hiring practices in Canada clearly outline employers’ responsibilities for ensuring fair treatment of job candidates. As a member of The Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS), Mercer Bradley is proud to show adherence to the Association’s Code of Ethics & Standards and comply with all anti-discrimination hiring… Read more »

Why Is Employee Retention Such a Hot Topic?

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Retaining employees is vital to your company’s success. Keeping top talent results in a positive work environment, greater productivity, lower costs and other benefits. Here are six reasons why employee retention is a hot topic in Canada’s accounting industry. Reason #1: Enhance Recruitment Retention enhances recruitment. Because your company fulfills the promises it makes during… Read more »