Tag: hire

When You Know It’s the Right Hire

Hiring is an important aspect in a company’s development. When you know it’s the right hire, it can benefit the company in countless number of ways, such as saving money, increasing productivity, and improving employee morale. However, when done incorrectly, it can damage the company significantly. A company should always be able to determine whether

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Hire For Traits, Not For Talent

You have probably heard the term, hire for traits, not for talent. I can tell you ever since I first heard of this term, I have gone back in time and the different experiences I have had, that related to this term over the last 28 years of my career.  I am convinced more than

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The Future of the Accounting Workforce

See Also: Accounting Income vs Economic Income Accounting Fraud Prevention using Quickbooks Accrual based Accounting American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Auditor The Future of the Accounting Workforce Firms who are hiring new accountants or accounting majors have to understand where the newer generations are “coming from,” as a Boomer (born 1946-1964) might say, to target a style that will bring out the next

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Do You Hire a Controller or a CFO?

Many people use Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and Controller interchangeably because they think it is the same position. In some companies, a Controller could be the top financial leader. But that does not mean they are a CFO or CFO-level. Before we answer the question of do you hire a Controller or a CFO, we

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What is a Staffing Agency?

See also: Recruiting vs Staffing What the Current Hiring Process Costs When You Know It’s the Right Hire What is a Staffing Agency? A staffing agency is an entity that has employees that can be hired out for temporary or long term work. A staffing agency is also referred to as an employment agency. It

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Culture Drives Financial Results

As social media and search engines become more intelligent and prevalent, companies are battling the image that others outside the organization see as well as what employees feel. Entrepreneur Magazine even said that, “Company culture is more important than ever. It’s not that company culture was ever unimportant, but it’s quickly proving to be a

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The Key to Having a Unique Business? Unique People!

Over the years of teaching in an entrepreneurship program, I realized a pattern. As expected, every entrepreneur thinks his business is unique. But in having a unique business, who works for you? What value do they bring to the table? Do they make your business “unique”? To some extent, they probably do! These are questions we will explore, but

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Are you destroying your company?

Have you ever been in a position where you were considering selling your company only to find the value of the business falling quite short of your expectations? This is something that can easily happen without you noticing… Destroying your Company What do we mean by this? We mean that something, either suddenly or little-by-little,

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Can You Grow a Company With Only “A” Players?

LeBron James: hate him or love him, you have to admit that he’s a talented basketball player. When he started out his career in Cleveland, he was a promising player. Unfortunately, his gifts were too much for the team since there wasn’t a support system to cultivate his “A” player qualities. After 7 years, James

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Recession = Fewer Professional Jobs Available

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past 15 months, then you have probably noticed that the decline in oil prices has resulted in many Houston businesses experiencing symptoms of an economic recession. What does a recession mean for you? Historically, recessions equate to reduced availability of professional jobs. While the effects of the free fall in oil

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Dealing with People Problems

A wise man once said… “Life is simple, people complicate it.” The same wisdom holds true for business.  If you take a look at the biggest headaches that you have to deal with on a daily basis, chances are good that the majority of them have to do with people. Dealing with People Problems So

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Hiring Process is Getting Longer

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reports that employers are taking longer to pull the trigger on hiring decisions than in years past. According to the article: the average job in 2014 sat vacant for 27.3 days before filled; this is compared to only 15.3 days five years ago the average interview process

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