Work-Life Balance: The Evolution

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The generations of employees in the workforce have different ideas of work-life balance. Many of these differences are due to significant events each generation experienced during the period they grew up in.   Maintaining a work-life balance helps reduce stress and prevent burnout. This helps your employees stay physically and mentally well. As a result,… Read more »

3 Strategies for a Successful Knowledge Transfer Plan

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A recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll shows many Canadian companies are experiencing business continuity difficulties due to knowledge transfer. These businesses are not adequately preparing for retiring baby boomers to transfer their knowledge to their successors. According to the survey, two-thirds of employers say knowledge transfer is required for employees to fulfill their job duties… Read more »

What Are Gen Z Job Seekers Looking for in a Workplace?

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Gen Z was born between 1997 and 2002. Like other generations, they have unique perspectives and priorities about finding a job. Understanding what Gen Z is looking for in their job search helps attract them to your company. Filling their needs encourages them to remain with your organization long-term.   Providing the following can help… Read more »

Providing an Equitable Workplace Instead of an Equal One

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Although “equality” and “equity” are different by only two letters, their meanings are significantly different. Whereas equality involves giving all employees the same resources, equity involves distributing these resources based on individual needs. Although equity and equality are important to all employees, understanding the issues is especially critical for managers and leaders. Knowing how equity… Read more »

What Can You Do About Disruptive Change?

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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 to Add Internal Talent to Your Interview Process

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Hiring for your accounting and finance team is a challenging process. You want a candidate with the right combination of education, skills, and experience to succeed in the role. This is why hiring internally can be so appealing. You know the candidate already was vetted, understands your company culture, and likely needs less time for… Read more »

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

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

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to go on, the employer-employee relationship continues to be tested. Moving forward during this time of uncertainty requires defined expectations of what this relationship should look like. Although employers and employees may consider each other family, the reality is that they are not. The problem with thinking of employees as… 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 »

Will Remote Work Affect Compensation Moving Forward?

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Like many employers during the coronavirus pandemic continues, your accounting and finance team may be working remotely. This trend is expected to continue even after the pandemic subsides. The increased flexibility with fewer distractions is attractive to employees. The increased productivity and wider candidate pool is attractive to employers. If your team will remain completely… Read more »

What Matters to Your Stakeholders?

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Mindfully Avoiding Unconscious Bias at Work and in Hiring Processes

Stakeholders are the individuals, groups, or organizations directly involved with or indirectly affected by a project, product, service, or enterprise. These relationships impact why and how you conduct business. Your internal and external stakeholders are more visible, prominent, vocal, and powerful today than ever before. They hold your business accountable for its actions in more… Read more »