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Attracting and retaining millennial talent

Posted by Zach Meyer
Attracting and retaining millennial talent

With the inevitable retirement of baby boomers, it is critical to have plans in place for developing the future leaders of your firm. This process begins by hiring potential partners who have the potential to grow into your firm’s cash cow. How does your firm begin to identify and draw qualified candidates that can take your firm to the next level? ...

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Top recent Twitter posts for accountants

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
Top recent Twitter posts for accountants

Twitter is a great way to keep up with news and with corporate announcements, but many accountants don’t have time to scroll through feeds and figure out who’s worth following. Here are five recent Tweets that contained useful information for accountants. ...

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In good times, review business practices

Posted by Sageworks
In good times, review business practices

Lawrence Barger, CPA with Alpern Rosenthal recently wrote an article in their newsletter describing practices that manufacturing business owners should observe, now that the industry has proven to be successful. These practices can be helpful for companies in all industries, as they reassess business strategies. 1. Renegotiate loans and leases ...

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A good time to be an accountant?

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
A good time to be an accountant?

CPA firms hired a record 40,350 new accounting graduates last year, and hiring demand continues to remain strong, according to a recent survey by the American Institute of CPAs, or AICPA. The previous hiring peak recorded by the survey on supply and demand trends in accounting was in 2007, before hiring fell off sharply during the recession. ...

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Accounting jobs tough to fill, survey says

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
Accounting jobs tough to fill, survey says

Accounting and finance jobs are some of the hardest to fill, according to a recent survey by ManpowerGroup. The workforce solutions company surveyed more than 1,000 employers and found that 39 percent of U.S. employers are having a tough time finding the right staff with the right skills. ...

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The 'Dog Days' for jobs

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
The 'Dog Days' for jobs

Friday’s jobs report for July was neither decidedly sunny nor gloomy, even though stocks on Wall Street rallied to three-month highs. U.S. employers added a net 163,000 jobs in July, topping forecasts, but the unemployment rate and the number of total unemployed were essentially flat to June levels, indicating hiring is still experiencing its own version of the “Dog Days” of summer. “Even though the number of jobs added was more than expected, the unemployment rate at 8.3 percent is still too high,” said Sageworks CEO Brian Hamilton. ...

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(Temporary) Help wanted, apparently - SageworksStats on Forbes.com

Posted by Mary Ellen Biery
(Temporary) Help wanted, apparently - SageworksStats on Forbes.com

June unemployment in the U.S. was flat, and nearly a third of jobs added were in the temporary-help services industry, a field that has shown strong growth over the last 12 months, according to data from Sageworks Inc. “During the last 12 months, privately held employment service firms have seen their revenues grow by almost 20 percent annually, which far outpaces the average annual growth of around 10 percent for private companies across all industries,” said Sageworks analyst Libby Bierman. “That sales growth validates what the employment numbers released this morning showed—the economy has recently been adding a lot of temporary jobs, which are positions that employment service firms routinely fill.” ...

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