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Navigating the Talent Drought: 6 Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Accounting Talent
Navigating the Talent Drought: 6 Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Accounting Talent

By Donna Roughan on Feb 21, 2024

In the race to attract top accounting talent, recruiters top the list as the preferred choice, closely followed by networking and social media. Discover key strategies to streamline your hiring process, from highlighting your firm's unique perks to maintaining a positive online presence.

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Keep Your Talent: The Power of Stay Interviews in Employee Retention
Keep Your Talent: The Power of Stay Interviews in Employee Retention

By Giles Pearson on Aug 22, 2023

"Stay interviews," a proactive approach to employee retention, can prevent small grievances from snowballing into reasons for departure. By understanding what motivates your employees and addressing potential issues early, you not only retain key staff but also foster a more contented and productive work environment.

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Top Tips for Hiring Raw Talent In Accounting Firms
Top Tips for Hiring Raw Talent In Accounting Firms

By Giles Pearson on Aug 06, 2023

When you’ve advertised a role for a lower level position a few times, and no one of any interest has applied, you get the message that the talent pool is dry. Hiring raw talent is hard. Training them once you’ve hired them is harder still, and much costlier. Making sure you start with the right people will mean it’s more likely this investment pays dividends for your firm. Know your candidates

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CPA Firms Background Screening: Mitigating Risk and Ensuring Trust
CPA Firms Background Screening: Mitigating Risk and Ensuring Trust

By Giles Pearson on May 30, 2023

Explore the importance of background screening for CPA firms in this insightful article by Chris Cooley from MyHRScreens. Learn how thorough checks can mitigate risks, verify credentials, maintain trust and credibility, create a safe working environment, and prevent corporate fraud, ultimately securing a firm's reputation and client trust.

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Easy Ways To Avoid A Bad Hire In Public Accounting
Easy Ways To Avoid A Bad Hire In Public Accounting

By Giles Pearson on May 16, 2023

This informative blog provides a practical model for demonstrating the cost of a bad hire in public accounting and offers tips to avoid making one. Drawing on 25 years of experience, the author emphasizes the importance of hiring with a purpose, mastering the art of interviewing, verifying beyond the resume, emphasizing team compatibility, and swift decision-making.

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CPAs vs ChatGPT vs Jasper.ai
CPAs vs ChatGPT vs Jasper.ai

By Giles Pearson on May 10, 2023

Who’s better – ChatGPT or Jasper? And would they pass a CPA level exam? We thought we’d get Chat GPT and Jasper.ai to take our CPA level Public Accounting Test. This test is used by employers to assess candidates for roles where a CPA licence is usually required. We analysed the questions into categories to try and see where each AI performed. This is not a scientific analysis but here is what we found...

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Elevating Your Advisory Services
Elevating Your Advisory Services

By Giles Pearson on Apr 27, 2023

As businesses face a growing demand for experienced and reliable financial guidance, accounting firms are striving to offer more advanced, personalized services such as Virtual CFO and Virtual Controller. Find out how to make sure new and existing hires have the knowledge and experience to offer these services to your clients.

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Promoting Your Public Accounting Firm to Current & Prospective Staff
Promoting Your Public Accounting Firm to Current & Prospective Staff

By Giles Pearson on Feb 09, 2023

A successful public accounting firm needs staff that are engaged, enthusiastic, and passionate about the work they do. To make sure you have the best possible employees, it's important to create an online presence that inspires potential employees and encourages current employees to stay with your firm. Here are a few tips on how to promote your public accounting firm to both staff and prospective employees.

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Placing a Job Ad - How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck!
Placing a Job Ad - How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck!

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 11, 2021

Last month, we covered off how to write a compelling job ad, now it's time to start thinking about where to place it. Where you specifically place the ad will depend on who your ideal candidate is, so keep it in mind that you may need to use a variety of sources. We suggest you focus your effort on the advertising mediums that will give you most bang for your buck.

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