archives Author: Kristen Wakulchuk

5 Accounting and Finance Certifications to Help Boost Your Career!

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To the outside world, accountants often seem the same. The popular culture pictures a generic bean counter, no matter the scenario. But, as an accounting insider, you know this isn’t true. Accounting represents a diverse career choice, with many branching options for professional development. Which ones should you take?  That’s what we’re here to figure out. Adding […]

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How to Test Your Candidates Critical Thinking Abilities

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Outside of unbearably dangerous jobs and some science-fiction scenarios, you don’t want your company staffed completely by robots. You want a team of breathing, feeling humans…people ready to use their experience and innovation to solve your stickiest business problems.  In other words, algorithms will only get you so far. You also need original, outside-the-box solutions as well. That means […]

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Do You Offer Your Employees Continuing Education?

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We know how it goes. The daily grind takes up everyone’s time. You’re just trying to make deadlines and maximize output. You don’t have time to offer your employees a continuing education program.  Don’t get short-sighted, though. Yes, continuing education represents an investment. But, like any investment, it can pay off handsomely.  No wonder most companies provide some kind of onsite professional […]

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Should I Get a Master’s Degree?

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A Master’s degree can accelerate your career, opening new doors and supercharging your earnings power. Or it can end up an expensive waste of time, a line-item on your resume that never impacts your job prospects. The key is knowing the difference ahead of time, understanding when you should get a Master’s degree and when you should pursue […]

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The Importance of Mentoring in New Employee Onboarding

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New jobs can be intimidating. And, let’s face it, so can new bosses. A training program conducted solely by authority figures can set an unnecessarily formal tone. A mentoring program for new employees as part of the onboarding process can relieve this stress and lead to other far-reaching benefits.  Introducing your fresh hires to their peers during the onboarding process can get rid of some of […]

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Do You Know Your Market Value When Job Searching?

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Job searches aren’t just about finding a job. They are also about finding the right job for you. That process involves discovering a position that fits your skills and background, as well as landing a spot at a first-rate organization.   And let’s face it: the process is also about getting paid. To do this, you need to know what you can demand for your particular skill set. […]

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Has Your Company Considered Switching to Flexible Hours to Attract Top Talent?

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We’ll likely look back on 2020 as a pivot year in employer-employee relations. Among the many changes that have taken root: the best candidates now expect flexible schedules as part of the normal course of business. Are you on board with the change? Has your company considered switching to flexible hours to attract top talent?  Work-from-home has become the new […]

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