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Gen Z's Shift Towards Finance: Prioritizing Good Pay and Job Stability
Gen Z's Shift Towards Finance: Prioritizing Good Pay and Job Stability

By Donna Roughan on May 15, 2024

From TikTok to non-profit organizations, Gen Zers opt for a wide range of career paths, marked by flexibility and creativity. However, it seems tha...

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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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Comparing Candidates to the Job Description, Not to Each Other
Comparing Candidates to the Job Description, Not to Each Other

By Donna Roughan on Apr 10, 2024

When selecting the best candidate for a role, comparing candidates directly to the job description rather than to each other enhances accuracy and fairness. By aligning skills assessment results with job requirements, employers establish objective benchmarks, streamline the hiring process, and ensure a positive candidate experience, ultimately facilitating informed hiring decisions and maintaining employer brand integrity.

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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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Revolutionizing the Ledger: Crafting a Thriving Remote Work Culture in Accounting Firms
Revolutionizing the Ledger: Crafting a Thriving Remote Work Culture in Accounting Firms

By Donna Roughan on Mar 21, 2024

Transitioning accounting firms to a successful remote work culture demands meticulous planning, transparent communication, and adept utilization of technology. This article delves into strategies such as establishing clear policies, fostering communication, promoting continuous learning, maintaining work-life balance, and embracing the right tools, showcasing how this evolution can lead to heightened efficiency and job satisfaction

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Forget Astrology: Master the Magic of Hiring
Forget Astrology: Master the Magic of Hiring

By Giles Pearson on Mar 13, 2024

Looking to hire top-notch accounting or bookkeeping talent? Say goodbye to outdated practices and hello to effective hiring strategies. Discover the dos and don'ts of the hiring process to attract the best candidates and make offers faster than ever before.

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Thrown to the Sharks: The Perils of Unpreparedness in the Accounting Deep End
Thrown to the Sharks: The Perils of Unpreparedness in the Accounting Deep End

By Donna Roughan on Mar 07, 2024

An accounting graduate, transparent about their lack of experience, faces overwhelming tasks and no support in a residential remodeling company. This illustrates the repercussions of inadequate hiring practices and the necessity for comprehensive onboarding and training programs to prevent stress on employees and risks to business integrity.

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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 28, 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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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 22, 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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Money Matters: Navigating Candidate Salary Negotiations
Money Matters: Navigating Candidate Salary Negotiations

By Giles Pearson on Feb 15, 2024

Navigating salary negotiations with accounting candidates demands careful strategy. It's crucial to strike a balance between offering competitive compensation and adhering to budget constraints. By emphasizing factors like market rates, transparency, growth opportunities, and company culture, employers can manage negotiations effectively and secure top talent.

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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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Can Accounting Firms Operate A 4 Day Week?
Can Accounting Firms Operate A 4 Day Week?

By Giles Pearson on Jan 30, 2024

So much talk about how we can improve the profession by offering better a better working environment – for example a 4 day working week.  When I say talk, that’s where a lot of it starts and ends, but then I read about a couple of firms who have introduced a 4 day working week, without losing any productive hours time.  That got my attention – read here to see how they did it.

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