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What We Need From Controllers
What We Need From Controllers

By Giles Pearson on Jun 06, 2024

To successfully provide these services, firms may need to upskill their staff or hire industry-experienced professionals. Temporary secondments to client sites can also help staff gain valuable insights. For more information on transitioning to controllership services, the blog suggests contacting Deb Defer at Woodard.

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Ensuring Integrity in the Online Testing Environment with Proctoring
Ensuring Integrity in the Online Testing Environment with Proctoring

By Donna Roughan on May 02, 2024

The introduction of proctoring in our online tests marks a significant advancement in ensuring integrity and security. Utilizing AI technology, proctoring offers enhanced monitoring capabilities, extended testing durations, and comprehensive detection of cheating behaviors. By embracing this innovation, we reaffirm our commitment to providing trustworthy solutions and fostering transparency and trust in online assessments.

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Proctoring! And Why You Need It
Proctoring! And Why You Need It

By Giles Pearson on Mar 26, 2024

In the ever-evolving realm of examinations and assessments, proctoring remains a timeless safeguard against cheating, particularly vital in fields like accounting where integrity is paramount. As technology reshapes the landscape of online testing, ensuring fairness, accuracy, and confidentiality becomes crucial, underscoring the importance of integrated proctoring solutions tailored to the needs of accountants and accounting firms.

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Candidates Don't Drop Out Because of Assessment
Candidates Don't Drop Out Because of Assessment

By Giles Pearson on Feb 27, 2024

Explore the advantages of incorporating pre-employment assessments in accounting and bookkeeping firms' hiring practices. Research indicates that candidates who perform well in assessments are more inclined to complete them, enabling firms to pinpoint high-quality applicants efficiently, thus enhancing the hiring process.

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Company Ordered to Compensate Accountant Despite $30k Mistake
Company Ordered to Compensate Accountant Despite $30k Mistake

By Donna Roughan on Feb 06, 2024

A Disputes Tribunal ruling mandated a company to pay a former accountant $14,000 in wages despite significant financial losses attributed to his performance. The ruling highlights the importance of robust recruitment procedures and pre-employment testing to avoid "bad hire" scenarios.

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Using Pre-Hiring Tests for On-Boarding in Public Accounting Firms
Using Pre-Hiring Tests for On-Boarding in Public Accounting Firms

By Giles Pearson on Oct 04, 2023

Discover how to maximize the value of hiring tests in your business. This article provides ten actionable ways to use these tests beyond the hiring phase, for effective on-boarding, personal development, and overall team efficiency. Leverage your investment in testing for a happier, more productive workplace.

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ChatGPT Does Accountests Debits & Credits Test
ChatGPT Does Accountests Debits & Credits Test

By Giles Pearson on Jun 22, 2023

Explore the intriguing results of ChatGPT's performance in a Debits & Credits Test, shedding light on its understanding of essential accounting and bookkeeping concepts. Learn how AI's proficiency in handling debits and credits could potentially reshape the future of the accounting industry.

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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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ChatGPT Took Our CPA Public Accounting Test
ChatGPT Took Our CPA Public Accounting Test

By Giles Pearson on Apr 05, 2023

With the rapid emergence of AI in our daily working lives, we wondered what would happen if we got ChatGPT to sit our CPA Public Accounting Test. You'll be surprised with the results!

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Benefits of Personality Testing in the Post-Pandemic Workplace
Benefits of Personality Testing in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

By Emily Le Grys on Mar 23, 2023

As we move away from the traditional office towards a hybrid and remote workplace, it is important to understand the potential benefits of personality testing in this new environment. Personality tests can be used to assess role suitability, identify work styles, and support career development and hiring. 

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Assessing an Accountant's Suitability for Remote Working
Assessing an Accountant's Suitability for Remote Working

By Steve Evans on Mar 16, 2023

What can employers of accountants and bookkeepers do to assess whether a job candidate is likely to thrive or struggle in a role where they may work remotely most of the time, or in the case of international or inter-state hiring, may never meet their employer face-to-face?

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Businesses Regret Half of New Hires
Businesses Regret Half of New Hires

By Emily Le Grys on May 17, 2022

International recruitment consultancy Robert Half reported that 46% of the businesses surveyed to develop a recently released report had made a bad hire in the past 12 months, with small businesses feeling the greatest impact.

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