Human Resources

Practice

What’s your attitude at work?

For the majority of the time you’re at work, what’s your attitude? Gung-ho and get-it-done? Excitement? Just happy to have a job? Get through the day so you can go home?
Education & Careers

CFOs cite integrity as most important trait for future leaders

A strong moral compass can give high-potential managers a leg up the career ladder, according to the results of a recent survey.
Practice Management

Twelve ways to say it right when it matters most

Whether you’re trying to motivate a team, negotiate a contract, make a sale, ask for a raise, land a new job, or terminate an employee, the conversations you have will either help you succeed or undermine your goals.
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.
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 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

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.
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.
AccountingWEB Life

New time management techniques

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

Afternoon not so delightful for many workers

If you're constantly battling the afternoon slowdown at work, take heart because you're not alone. A recent survey of senior managers confirms the late afternoon is the most common time for workers to hit the proverbial wall.
Practice

Employees clamoring for basic workplace financial education

In a recent survey conducted by the Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation with the support of the Employee Benefits News, 91 percent of respondents cited employee financial literacy as being extremely important or important in reducing the vulnerability of the American economy to major economic crises.
A&A

Laughter can be cure for workplace ills

Employee satisfaction, worker productivity, and customer service continue to be priorities. The challenge for most organizations is to achieve high levels of productivity and customer service while maintaining a satisfied, motivated workforce.
Practice

Why all managers should attend employment law training

Managers need to understand and be familiar with employment laws because acting within the law, following the company’s policies, and avoiding liability are all part and parcel of the manager’s job duties.
Practice Development

Measuring the effectiveness of in-house training

Accounting firms that offer training programs in house for staff and management want to ensure that individuals meet continuing professional education requirements. At many firms, training programs encompass larger goals and are at the core of a firm’s culture.
Practice Management

Right to know, need to learn

The other day, I was re-reading an article by David Berlo. I was amazed at how current his insights were considering he wrote it in 1976. One of Berlo’s key themes appears on the first page like the caution on a pack of cigarettes. “WARNING: Consumption of uncontrolled information is injurious to your health.”
A&A

Pros, cons of charging employees deductibles for preventable accidents

It is the bane of many managers' jobs: the preventable accident. With police reports to file, insurance forms to manage, and repairs to oversee, those minor fender benders and dinged doors can cause significant headaches and paperwork.
A&A

Workplace habits that anger coworkers

At least 40 hours a week is spent with your coworkers. It is understandable that a few of their idiosyncrasies will begin to rub you the wrong way.

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