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2015 Salary Guide: Key Hiring Trends Revealed

Posted by Accountemps on October 20, 2014 at 6:00 AM

salary-guide-hiring-trends-oct20Whether you’re searching for a new position or looking to add staff, you’ll find a wealth of useful information about accounting and finance hiring trends in Robert Half’s recently released 2015 Salary Guide.

Topics: Industry News, Salary Trends

In It to Win It: The Do’s and Don’ts of Office Politics

Posted by Accountemps on October 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

office-politics-oct17You’ve seen it play out countless times: a politician runs a fantastic campaign, steadily building a strong base of support. But before Election Day arrives, he or she slips up by showing poor judgment or making an embarrassing gaffe, which results in a nosedive in the polls. There are parallels to office politics in the workplace.

Understanding how to navigate political waters can help you advance your career, but just one wrong move can result in a huge setback.

Topics: Office Culture, Career Advice

Are You Ready for the New Affordable Care Act Tax Forms?

Posted by Tamara Stanley on October 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM

affordable-care-actAs you likely know, the clock is ticking for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations to kick in. For accounting and finance professionals, this brings an onslaught of considerations and ramifications for how you work today, and how you will work in 2015 and beyond.

Our sister blog for Robert Half Finance & Accounting offers this overview of the impact of the ACA on the industry, a primer on new tax information, reporting, credits for small businesses, and medical billing.

Topics: Management Advice, Small Business

Celebrate National Boss Day With These Words of Managerial Wisdom

Posted by Accountemps on October 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

national-boss-day-oct15In honor of National Boss Day (October 16), members of the Accountemps team felt it was an appropriate time to reflect on some of the most impactful words of wisdom we’ve ever received from a manager. We believe you’ll appreciate these pithy nuggets of advice as well:

Topics: Career Advice, Events

Smile for the Camera: 5 Essential Tips to Ace a Video Interview

Posted by Accountemps on October 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

video-interview-tips-oct13As the accounting and finance industry becomes increasingly global, it makes sense that employers are conducting more and more video interviews with job candidates. While meeting your potential boss on camera is more personal than talking on the phone, it’s still not the same as shaking hands in person.

Video interviews come with a unique set of challenges that require special preparation. Here are five video interview tips that may help you land your next job:

Topics: Interviewing, Job Search

2015 Salary Guide Snapshot: 10 In-Demand Accounting and Finance Positions

Posted by Accountemps on October 10, 2014 at 6:00 AM

salary-guide-positions-in-demand-Oct8The past few years have been positive for accounting and finance professionals, with steady increases in the demand for talent. The trend is set to continue with accounting salaries expected to rise an average of 3.5 percent, according to Robert Half's newly released 2015 Salary Guide.

Topics: Salary Trends

Crisis Averted: How to Prevent or Respond to Crises at Work

Posted by Abby Welch on October 9, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Accountemps_Crisis_at_Work_InfographicBusiness leaders today are responding to unexpected crises less often than they did a decade ago, according to a recent Accountemps survey. Forty-nine percent of chief financial officers interviewed said they contend with at least one unexpected crisis a week. This compares to 80 percent of executives who said they dealt with at least one unforeseen crisis a week in a similar survey conducted 10 years ago.

Topics: Career Advice, Management Advice, Infographic, Small Business

Vying for a Promotion? Don't Go Negative

Posted by Doug White on October 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Negative campaigning can work if you're running for office, but it's not the best approach if you work in one. When you're vying for a promotion, focus on spotlighting your top selling points, not slinging mud at other internal candidates. Consider this cautionary tale:

Topics: Office Culture, Video

How Mentoring Relationships Help Strengthen Your Company

Posted by Accountemps on October 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Mentoring-Relationship-Oct3Employee mentoring is a popular way for businesses to integrate new employees into the organization as seamlessly as possible. But these programs can and should be so much more than that. Strong mentoring relationships not only provide support for new hires, but also help create an open, inviting culture that encourages all employees to contribute their ideas for improving the company.

Topics: Management Advice

Soft Skills Spotlight: Collaboration

Posted by Accountemps on October 1, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Softskill-spotlight-collaborationBack in high school or college, were you the one who always did the bulk of a group project, then wondered why the teacher wouldn’t just let you work by yourself in the first place? Your teachers didn’t make you work in groups to frustrate you. They aimed to teach you a critical career skill: collaboration.

Topics: Career Advice, Skills Development

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