It doesn’t matter whether you’re working remotely or from your employer’s office, we all have the same issues regarding focus and time management throughout the workday. The question is, are you intentional about how you focus and manage your time?
Hiring during the past 18-months of the pandemic has been a bit challenging to say the least. And it may get even more challenging as the war for talent heats up. As a recruiter or HR professional, the pressure is on you to find qualified talent that fits your organization, and it’s more complicated than ever. That’s why you must think strategically and execute new strategies to find the people that will lift your firm to new heights. Your firm is counting on you. If you’re stuck, consider these three recruiting and hiring strategies:
Industry experts say the “Great Resignation” is on the horizon as people make their way back to the office. The good news is that there is a way to prevent this from happening in your organization. Here are three ways you can avoid the “Great Resignation:”
If your firm was like most in the United States, you started working remotely in mid-March 2020. Now, 15 months later, employers and workers are reflecting on their time working remotely. What did we learn about ourselves and what we need as individuals? Hopefully, we learned a lot about what we want out of work and life in the future.
Milwaukie Communications, LLC today announced the launch of the TogetherCPA Career Hub. The TogetherCPA Career Hub is designed to connect leading public accounting firms with qualified candidates who are pursuing a career in the public accounting field. Firms can post free or featured career opportunities, and feature their firm’s unique culture, opportunities, and community lifestyle.
May is mental health awareness month. For something as important as our mental health, it’s helpful that an entire month is dedicated to shining a light on it and providing people with tools and resources. Thankfully there are so many exercises and self-care practices we can use to support our mental health. Here are 5 self-care practices to add to your routine:
Wherever we’re at in life and in our career, we must keep learning new skills, and we must be curious and ask questions that will spark critical thought.We also have to own our development. So often people look to their employers for ongoing development, and I encourage you to take ownership over it and not wait around.There are plenty of amazing resources out there, some free and some have nominal costs. Here are a few of the resources I love.
When we neglect the important work, it catches up with us at some point. And I’ve learned the hard way.Here’s a suggestion for you that I’ve learned from trial and error: plan your day, week, and month and experience what it’s like to take ownership of your schedule.
Too many hiring managers, recruiters, and HR professionals treat a job post like a job description. The job post is a marketing tool to acquire candidates, whereas the job description is for internal use–it’s a management tool to set benchmarks, key performance indicators, and manage performance. In other words, do not use the job description as your job post.
Today’s job search is much different than just 5-10 years ago. Employers of all sizes have access to the most sophisticated tools to streamline the candidate journey, and standing out in a crowded marketplace has become even more challenging. It’s time to go back to the basics and rethink how we’re writing the job post.
Interviewing is as much of an art as it is science. The type of questions you ask during the interview is the difference between finding the perfect fit or making the wrong hire.Behavioral-based questions, which lead to answers about how one might behave in situations involving people or projects, are essential to the interviewing process.
We’re only a few weeks into 2021, and it doesn’t seem much different than 2020. Communities are still facing lockdowns, and employees are encouraged to work from home as much as possible. Given the lack of uncertainty about “returning to normal,” people leaders are facing issues for the foreseeable future. Below are three issues people leaders are facing, and the good news is there are solutions to each!
The health crisis has fragmented many workforces. Most traveled to a physical office and could be together for in-person meetings, accidental interactions (water cooler), department meetings, and events, and now it seems like it’s improbable that most organizations will have that for a long time. The worry for many in leadership and HR is that the workplace culture will negatively take a hit. Fortunately, there are still ways to tighten your culture, even in these times. Try these three initiatives.
We’ve all been through a lot this year. Whether it’s dealing with challenges in your household, workplace, or in the society-at-large, the last 12 months have weighed heavy on us emotionally.You deserve a mental break.
A strong employer brand will attract new talent, keep great employees, and turn away those that aren’t a fit for the organization. There are countless ways to strengthen an employer brand, and here are a few quick ways to get started.
There’s no doubt 2020 has been a year to put behind us. Owners, executives, people leaders, and HR managers have learned a lot about their employees during the health crisis. The great employers did their part to ask employees what they need, and they listened. To be an employer of choice in 2021, consider adding these unique perks:
It’s that time of the year again where we make predictions and resolutions for the upcoming year. There’s no doubt that most of us want to put 2020 in the rear-view mirror, so let’s look forward to 2021. Let’s look at a few different workplace issues that will likely be top of mind for employers.
Your marketing department knows how to story-tell, and regardless of the situation people find themselves in, marketing can help tell a compelling story about why it makes sense to join your firm even when any or all of these arguments exist. HR and recruiters shouldn’t go at it alone. Work with your marketing team for the following:
Recruiters and hiring managers have such an excellent opportunity right now and in the years ahead. There is an abundance of online channels where you can find top talent, like CPAs and accountants, and if you can find a way to separate yourself from the competition, you'll set yourself up for success.
Meetings: No one loves them, and everyone hates them. So why do we keep having meetings? Because collaboration and sharing of information are vital to running an effective team or firm. I would argue that if meetings were run better, people would actually get a lot out of them and not dread attending. Take these four tips into consideration when you're running your next meeting and watch your firm's meeting habits change.
Your managers are arguably one of the most essential layers in your organization. They bridge the divide between senior leaders and contributor level employees. Most importantly, managers carry out communication and reinforce the mission, vision, and values that the executive team defines.When you hire a new people leader of any type, human resources or senior leadership should ensure their managers get the tools to make them effective in their role.
Employers and HR thought leaders have floated the idea of a four-day workweek for a long time. Some employers have actually implemented it. While it may not work for everyone, here are many reasons to give it a lot of consideration:
The recruiting profession has changed significantly over the years. Recruiters must adapt to the times to be useful for their firms. In 2021 and beyond, here are several areas recruiters should focus on developing.
Regardless of your industry, profession, or firm, the end of the year tends to be chaotic. The convergence of year-end tax and personal obligations due to the holidays makes us all a little crazy. Now is the time to get control of your work and schedule and keep everything in order. Here are three hacks to implement so you can take back control of your life.
Informational interviews are a proactive step when you're searching for a new job or looking to elevate your career. People new in their careers and seasoned professionals should regularly conduct informational interviews to expand their knowledge and network. If you don't know what an informational interview is, this is the simplest way I can put it.
Stress is a normal response to whatever is happening around us — and it’s not all bad. Healthy stress is something short-lived, like running or lifting weights, but when it is prolonged, stress becomes unhealthy and takes a toll on our mental and physical state.
As a service professional, like a CPA, it seems like there's no extra time in the day for reading. But without spending time on developing other areas besides tax and accounting knowledge, how will you ever grow in your career?Read these three books and you'll be well on your way to becoming the most well-rounded person in your office. Not only that but you'll make positive changes in your life!