Quarterly Reviews: How NOT to deliver a Negative Review

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One of the hardest parts of any manager’s job is the act of reviewing employee performance. It can be difficult enough to keep track of all the achievements and accomplishments of your individual workers – but it’s even worse when you have to deliver a poor performance review.   While no manager wants to deliver a… Read more »

Qualities in Accounting Candidates That are Essential

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Professional accountants fill a valuable role in our society. According to recent forecasts from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the entire accounting field is expected to see 10% growth within the next six years, so now is a great time to begin looking for qualified candidates to fill your ranks.   Helpful Soft Skills  First… Read more »

Popular Interview Questions to Reveal Soft Skills

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While there was a time when most employers focused on an applicant’s hard skills, today’s job market has experienced a renewed interest in soft skills. However, many of these skills aren’t easily identified through standard job applications and interview questions. Instead, you’ll need to ask highly targeted and specific questions to your potential candidates.  Can… Read more »

Hard Skills Vs. Soft Skills – Which do You Hire For?

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As an employer, it’s essential that you examine both a candidate’s hard skills as well as their soft skills. Generally speaking, hard skills refer to learned abilities – like the ability to use power tools or heavy machinery – while soft skills are a part of your natural personality. Some primary examples of soft skills… Read more »

Why You Should Focus on Passive Talent

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Active job seekers tend to get a lot of attention amongst hiring managers, and it’s no secret why. They are, after all, the ones who are actively seeking out new opportunities, applying to jobs and attending interviews. While these recruits often make great workers once they’re hired, they’re not the only candidates you should consider.  … Read more »

How to Implement a Successful Employee Referral Scheme

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Although employee referrals can be a great way to supplement your workforce, not all of them work out. Even in the temporary sector where most assignments only last a few weeks, a subpar referral might result in you looking for a replacement sooner rather than later.   But you can maximize the potential of your employees’ referrals… Read more »

Reduce Employee Turnover With These Overlooked Elements of Feedback

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Most companies have come to understand the value of employee feedback. Not only can it help you create a more comfortable and welcoming work environment, but feedback – when used correctly – can give you further insight into how your company is viewed by employees, recruits, and even competitors.   Utilize a Short Survey  Start by offering a short survey… Read more »