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New Graduates: What Employers Are Looking For

Last week, we discussed the importance of having creativity in the workplace. Watching my Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship students walk across the stage was a bittersweet moment. However, I remembered something important. Most of those students will be fine because they have what potential employers are looking for. 2017’s Highest-Demanded Jobs I’m sure there are a lot of highly-demanded

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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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Do Job Titles Matter?

Many of you will recognize this video clip from the classic comedy Cheers where Woody, intending to ask for a raise, gets tricked into accepting (actually demanding) a job title instead. Do Job Titles Matter? So, do job titles matter?  Under what circumstances would a sane person accept a title in lieu of a raise? 

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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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Demand for Talented People: Addressing Employee Turnover

Working with clients over the years, it seems as though we’ve seen every employment trend come then go. Then they come back around again.  When the economy is bad, talented employees will stay in a less-than-desirable situation. Conversely, companies begin to tighten their belts and reduce headcount.  When the economy improves, these folks start looking for greener pastures and the

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Job Costing

See Also: Implementing Activity Based Costing Standard Costing System Process Costing Activity-based Costing (ABC) vs Traditional Costing Absorption vs Variable Costing Job Costing Definition Job costing is defined as a method of recording the costs of a manufacturing job, rather than process. With job costing systems, a project manager or accountant can keep track of

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How to Hire New Employees

How to Hire New Employees Hiring new employees is one of the most challenging tasks business owners face. You can take the fear and anxiety out of the process – and ensure you get the best prospect for the job – by developing an incremental, systematic approach and staying focused on the process. There are

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch releases 13th annual CFO Outlook Survey

Last week Bank of America Merrill Lynch released the full results from its 13th annual CFO Outlook Survey. Below please find highlights regarding the key findings, along with a link to the full report, a press release on the findings and link to a webcast on the survey which includes a roundtable discussion with David

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The Future of the Accounting Workforce

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 generation’s (the Millennial Generation’s) strengths and maximize their effectiveness. This involves discarding biases

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Employment in Services to Dominate US Job Growth

The US Department of Labor issued a report yesterday detailing expected changes in US job growth or employment over the next decade. Employment in Services to Dominate US Job Growth The US expects service related jobs to constitute virtually all (96%) jobs created through 2018. The health care industry employment constituting a significant portion. Whereas,

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Corporate America

A thought occurred to me while digesting the news that the current presidential administration, upon discovering that most new jobs are created by small businesses, has seen fit to offer “help” to them in order to save the Republic. Corporate America What a fine land this is to live in for a large business! Governments

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