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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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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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Science-Based Hiring: 5 Basic Principles to Improve Your Recruitment Process
Science-Based Hiring: 5 Basic Principles to Improve Your Recruitment Process

By Giles Pearson on Oct 10, 2023

No single recruitment tool will solve all your hiring problems, the reality is that the solution is a combination of tools put together in a thoughtful manner that are backed up by scientific evidence.

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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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How to Handle Salary Negotiations
How to Handle Salary Negotiations

By Giles Pearson on Jul 05, 2023

Discover effective strategies to navigate salary negotiations when hiring accounting professionals for your firm. Learn how to strike a balance between offering competitive compensation and adhering to budget constraints while attracting top candidates

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4 Days With 3000 Accountants!
4 Days With 3000 Accountants!

By Giles Pearson on Jun 15, 2023

As an exhibitor at AICPA Engage, we gained valuable insights into the accounting industry's current challenges and trends. Networking with professionals and showcasing our solutions allowed us to contribute to addressing the most pressing problems for accountants right now. The experience emphasized the importance of collaboration and innovation for the profession's future success and sustainability.

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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 17, 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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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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How To Avoid Hiring a ‘Stanley’
How To Avoid Hiring a ‘Stanley’

By Giles Pearson on Apr 19, 2023

Recent studies have actually put the financial cost of a bad hire in third place for its negative impact on an accounting businesses, behind lower morale and reduced productivity. “Stanley” was recently hired by an accounting firm in Los Angeles. His resume showed the experience he’d had with a reputable medium sized firm in a staff accountant role. He was personable and confident at interview, and was hired. The cracks showed within days...

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How to Hire a Bookkeeper - 3 Tips
How to Hire a Competent Bookeeper

By Emily Le Grys on May 11, 2022

A good education and an outstanding performance during interview does not equate to a high performing individual. In order to gauge a candidate’s abilities, you need meaningful data. The following three tips will help to keep your recruitment process focused on the data that matters, reduce the effects of bias, and uncover each candidate’s true capabilities.

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Securing Top Talent in A Cautious Market
Securing Top Talent in A Cautious Market

By Emily Le Grys on Sep 22, 2021

With the working lives of so many impacted by COVID-19, it’s understandable that candidates’ priorities are changing too. Adjusting your approach can help you to attract talent despite industry challenges. Here’s a look at what to consider, and how to ensure your people strategy stays strong.

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