Practice news September 2010

Practice Development

Cut your recruiting costs

Jari King, a staffing and recruitment professional with more than 30 years experience, provides 10 ways to cut your recruiting costs.
Technology

Facebook founder is subject of new movie; donates $100 million to Newark schools

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, is expected to announce today his $100 million donation to the Newark public school system, which has been described as one of the country's weakest.
Practice

In twilight of their careers, unemployed workers face tough new realities

More mature workers who have lost their jobs have a lot on their minds - how to prepare for retirement, how to pay for health care coverage, and not only how they will get that next job, but if they will ever get that next job.
Practice

Tech, generations, and connectedness

We all are touched, most of us are trapped by the psychological effect of being accessible 24/7 and the desire to keep on top of the deluge of messages and data coming in unstoppable torrents.
Practice

Financial management and new-world thinking

The playing field is evolving. Professional toolkits are morphing. And it’s all because of new discoveries in cognitive thought.
Practice Development

Growing your business

Selling doesn't work. The customers are in control. They decide what they want to buy. It's not about us or even our goods and services. It's about them, our customers, and how they buy.
Practice Management

Bold farewell underscores importance of daily employee recognition

Many of you probably kept up with the questionable, but wildly supported, actions of Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who finally had had enough of obnoxious customers and job stress.
Practice Management

What would Bill Clinton do?

What would Bill Clinton do if his cell phone rang while he was locked in a conversation with you? Would he check to see if it was Chelsea? Hillary? ("Sorry, she's boarding a plane to the Middle East and I need to catch her.")
Practice

Struggling to find experienced recruits?

Although the number of accounting graduates has increased, the supply of accountants with seven or more years of accounting experience lags demand. This is especially true for tax practice leaders and professionals with specialized expertise, such as international tax, SEC, or FAS 109 proficiency.
Education & Careers

Finance pros most active on Facebook with family; use LinkedIn to job search

Nearly three-quarters of finance professionals revealed that they have a social media account, which primarily is being used to connect with friends and family via Facebook. When using social media to job search, however, LinkedIn was the definitive favorite.
Education & Careers

Slight increase in net hiring projected for first time since Q1 2009

Hiring in accounting and finance is expected to increase slightly in the fourth quarter, according to the Robert Half Financial Hiring Index.
Practice

To contest or not to contest: Unemployment compensation claims

Former employees occasionally seek unemployment benefits they don’t deserve, either because they are desperate, confused, or trying to cheat the system. Employers, bearing the cost of unemployment payments, must evaluate whether to challenge those unemployment claims.
Practice Management

Tips for safeguarding mobile phones, information

Mobile phones are an essential business tool and, while the technology lets you keep in touch from nearly any location, there are some serious security issues.
Practice

Management example, peer pressures bring benefits

Research studies from the Ethics Resource Center examine how a strong ethical culture and effective tone at the top permeate through all levels of an organization, while a study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners emphasizes the importance of an anonymous hotline for the reporting of misdeeds.
AccountingWEB Life

Focus on positive leadership when things go wrong

Are you appreciated by company managers? Do you have the opportunity to do your best work? Are you clear about what is expected of you at work? Does your manager provide employees focus? People at work who are fully engaged can answer these questions with a clear yes and sense of gratitude.
Practice Management

It's about time: Successfully managing a to-do list

You probably have hundreds of things that needed to be done yesterday. These items might be listed on your current to-do list, inside an e-mail in your inbox, or scrunched up in the back of your brain. Maybe it’s a combination of all three.
Practice Management

The role of accountants in social media, by Ross Drapalski

AccountingWEB accounting student scholarship winner Ross Drapalski explores the interaction of social media with everyday work life.
Practice Development

Social media: The new frontier, by Christi Hillegass

AccountingWEB accounting student scholarship winner Christi Hillegass identifies the trifecta of social media uses for accountants.
AccountingWEB Life

The role of accountants in social media, by Jenna El-Khalili

AccountingWEB accounting student scholarship winner Jenna El-Khalili addresses the need for accountants and accounting firms to stay current with the various social media channels.
AccountingWEB Life

New time management techniques

Time management remains a core focus within leadership, coaching, and mentoring programs.

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