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Qualifications vs. Experience: What's More Important?

By Giles Pearson on Sep 25, 2018

For many accounting & finance employers, a job advertisement calling for highly skilled, tech-savvy candidates with stellar tertiary credentials to match would be the bare minimum for recruitment standar...

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Managing the Unmanageable: The 6 Most Common Types of Difficult Employees

By Steve Evans on Sep 25, 2018

As Manager, you’re probably used to working with people from all walks of life, but as you likely already know, difficult people can negatively impact team performance and morale and make your job a nightmar...

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Retain Your Firm’s Accounting Superstars

By Giles Pearson on Sep 25, 2018

Trent McLaren, Head of Accounting at Practice Ignition, a Sydney based start-up says the best way to understand how to retain your staff or keep them engaged is to understand the reasons why employees leave....

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How do you approach your recruitment process - Just wing-it or follow a plan?

By Steve Evans on Sep 14, 2018

If you sit in the ‘winging-it’ camp, you’re losing out on an opportunity to align staff skillsets to projects & long-term goals. In the attached flowchart, we’ve outlined the key steps you’ll need to fol...

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How Well Do You Treat Your Graduate Applicants?

By Giles Pearson on Aug 07, 2018

How well do you treat your grad applicants? The last year of university is stressful, for the students … and their parents. Over the last few months both my daughters, in their final year of studies, have be...

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Securing The Top Accounting Candidate With The Killer Question!

By Steve Evans on Feb 07, 2018

Even though hiring managers do a great job preparing for the interview, putting a lot of thought and effort into interview questions and comparing candidates, at the end of the interview, they fail to ask TH...

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Ethical Issues in Accounting: 4 Pieces of Advice

By Giles Pearson on Sep 07, 2017

Accountants handle a wide range of privileged and sensitive data in their daily tasks. And because they work with numbers that can have repercussions on bonuses and stock prices, they may face ethical issues...

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