According to an August CNBC article by Jeff Cox, the number of available jobs outpaced the number of unemployed American workers by about one million. Unfortunately, this means the financial sector faces hiring, retention, and employee burnout (from understaffing) issues, as well as inadequate expertise for finance and accounting. Reports also indicate that professional and…

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To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan and not quite enough time. -Leonard Bernstein  As you look ahead to what you want your company to accomplish in 2022, you may think that having “not quite enough time” pretty much happens on its own. And you may be right. But a plan –…

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Understanding that constructive criticism and employee feedback are part of being a manager doesn’t make it less challenging. But, let’s face it, providing feedback is essential to improved performance and a productive office environment. Presenting said corrective feedback in a way that ends with your employee feeling capable and confident might be difficult, but following…

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We hear a lot about gratitude lately –it has become a new buzzword. But ideas, words, actions become hot topics for a reason, and if there has ever been a time when we need to focus on gratitude, it’s now as we slowly recover from the pandemic. Gratitude helps people shift their focus, enabling us…

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While the pandemic was the catalyst that increased the remote workforce, people are the reason it’s here to stay. Men and women alike discovered they enjoy working from their home office (or anywhere they happen to land) and are more productive. Furthermore, the time saved in commuting makes work-life balance a reality. But let’s face…

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It’s happened to most, if not every business. You engaged a promising candidate, you meshed well at the interview, and they had all the right skills and experience. Everyone on your team, and the candidate, were excited and ready to move forward. Then, the downturn. For various reasons, it’s just not working out as everyone…

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According to Dictionary.com, integrity is an adherence to moral and ethical principles, soundness of moral character, and honesty. It is the state of being whole and complete, of sound, unimpaired condition. C.S. Lewis sums it up with his now-famous line, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”  Many professionals profess…

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Onboarding, when correctly done, smoothly integrates new employees into the company, secures them an active spot on the team, and engages them from every angle. It results in a happy, productive, and loyal new hire. The picture swiftly changes; however, when onboarding is brushed aside with a welcome bag, here’s your cubicle, I’ll check back…

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Being a successful manager has always been challenging –even more so in finance management. Accounting and finance is already a demanding field where integrity, precision, and meticulous record-keeping are in themselves demanding. Add to those skills the traits of being a great manager, and the task may seem daunting. But, on the other hand, being…

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Perhaps our previous blog, To Quit – Or Not to Quit – That is the Question, spurred you to take action and make some changes in your employment. That’s great, and it leads to the next question, “Do you want a new job within your industry, or is it time for a career change?” Evaluation…

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