Human Resources

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.
Practice

Change you or change it

It’s a tough, changing world we live in. And when your competition already is responding to this environment by working harder and longer, you need unique tools to separate yourself from the throng.
Practice

Internet etiquette at work

It’s important to know what your organization’s policy is about personal Internet use. Saying you don’t know about the company’s rules is not an excuse.
Practice

'The Unretired' mark new demographic shift in workplace

Just as managers finally figure out how to challenge and reward Generation X and Millennial employees, a new demographic segment in the workplace is emerging – Generation U, or the Unretired.
Practice

Incorporating social media into training objectives

With the increasing uptake of social media and engagement, trainers have the opportunity to reach employees through entirely new mediums.
Practice Management

Training is critical in good, bad economic times

For years, training often was something organizations felt obliged to do. That is, they felt obliged until things got bad and then, like other costs, spending on training was slashed until company finances got better.
Practice Management

Motivating yourself to get employees motivated

We all want our employees to be motivated. Of course, we do. We know motivated employees work harder. But what are they motivated to do? That’s a much more important question.
Practice Management

Generational appeal of the best places to work

Many of us have an intuitive sense about what makes a "best place to work." Various surveys track what employees are looking for to join and stay, and those items shift in rank from generation to generation depending on existing social, political and economic circumstances.
Practice

Worker confidence reaches highest level in more than two years

The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index increased 2.7 points to 53.3 in the second quarter of 2010, according to a recent survey.
Practice

A foot in the door: Identifying myths, realities behind temporary work

Temporary work remains a bright spot in the current job market, but many people might think that project assignments aren't available in their industry or at their experience level.
Practice

Networking is making your own luck

Networking is not about finding somebody who is going to take time and interest to promote your career. That's a friend or a mentor, but they are few and far between. Networking is about serendipity: making your own luck.
Practice

Study: Recession affects workers of all generations

Workers of all ages have a new appreciation for company stability when making career decisions, according to a study recently released by Robert Half International.
A&A

Finance execs: Many candidates lack critical thinking, problem solving abilities

Skill sets beyond technical knowledge are critical when it comes to employing experienced accounting professionals most effectively, according to a recent report by Grant Thornton LLP.
A&A

Are you a manager or a leader?

Modern leadership guru Warren Bennis said, “Managers are the people who do things right and leaders are the people who do the right thing.” To run a business well, you need both. But that doesn’t mean you should be the one doing both.
Practice

Small businesses add 18,000 new jobs in June

Small business employment grew by 0.09 percent in June, equating to a 1.1 percent annual growth rate, according to the Small Business Employment Index by Intuit Inc. The growth in percentage of small business employment translates to approximately 18,000 new jobs in June.
Technology

Technology motivates younger generation

Prospective employers looking to recruit students need to be aware of their technology preferences and provide the tools and equipment they are accustomed to using in their personal lives, according to a study by Accenture.
Practice Management

Multi-generational networking

Networking and dealing with people of different generations from our own is similar to the recipe for any kind of successful networking with a few twists.
Practice Management

Employees working off-site becoming more attractive to employers

A growing number of employees are working from home, either on a full-time or part-time basis, an arrangement that can have significant advantages for employers.
Practice

Most executives remain confident about business growth

Six percent of chief financial officers said they plan to hire full-time accounting and finance employees during the third quarter of 2010, while 9 percent anticipate staff reductions. Despite those numbers, CFOs remain optimistic about the outlook for their businesses.

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