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Today’s Hiring Scene in Accounting and Finance: Here’s What You Can Count On

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Accounting & Finance | Featured
Jul282017

By Melissa McGuire, Managing Director The recently published results of the AICPA’s 2017 PCPS CPA Firm Top Issues Survey declared finding qualified staff the biggest issue facing accounting firms.  Since business has picked up steam, so has competition for talented professionals.  In fact, finding qualified staff has been the leading issue for accounting firms with 2-10 professionals […]



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Candidate Pool Rules: How to Avoid an Interview Bellyflop

Category:
Interviewing
Jul142017

By: Greg Whitesell – Marketing Director Remember when you learned how to dive?  Most likely, you watched other kids plunge headfirst into the pool with perfect form and minimal splash.  You got the nerve to ask for guidance and finally the big day arrived.  The result, a pink tummy and a tee shirt for the […]



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Professional Applications of “Fatherly” Advice

Category:
Career Advice
Jun162017

by Greg Whitesell, Marketing Manager From Mike Brady to Ward Cleaver to Howard Cunningham, TV dads have doled out valuable life lessons in 30-minute increments for generations.  While those lessons were undoubtedly meaningful, it goes without saying that the most valuable (and most memorable) fatherly advice is most often delivered by real-life dads, father figures […]



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Health and Productivity in the Workplace: Are you Doing your Part as an Employer?

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Featured | Healthy Workplace
Jun022017

By Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director How valuable are your employees to your organization?  Without a productive workforce, could your organization survive?  Most likely we can all agree that human capital is an organization’s greatest asset.  With that said, stop for a moment and reflect on the non-human assets of your firm.  Company vehicles, computers, software, […]



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Three “Mom-ism’s” that Can Keep Your Career Cooking

Category:
Career Advice
May122017

Three “Mom-ism’s” that Can Keep Your Career Cooking By Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director “A little birdie” once told me that “mother knows best”.  Odds are, the little birdie probably told you and I the same thing – probably more than a few times, but I digress.  While we might not have realized it then, these […]



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Six Tips for Improving Your Candidate Experience to Attract Top Talent

Category:
Hiring
May022017

By Tracy Chandonnet, Manager of Organizational Development & Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director Since 2012, unemployment has taken a steady dive across the nation.  The Charlotte region is no exception, falling from 7.2% in April 2012 to 4.9% presently according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  That percentage is even lower for degreed professionals.  For employers, […]



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Charlotte on the Front Line of the War for FinTech Talent

Category:
Information Technology
Apr182017

By Tracy Libertino, Vice President of Technology and Project Management The battle between banks and FinTechs for the right talent to support emerging FinTech trends and initiatives is heating up.  Although the continued rise of the smart machine, robotics and artificial intelligence feels like something from a science fiction movie, the reality is that there […]



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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 4 Truths Exit Interviews Don’t Tell Employers

Categories:
Employee Satisfaction | Featured
Mar312017

By Lisa Hildreth, VP and Tracy Libertino-Fegarsky, VP Turnover is a reality in every organization. People change careers all the time; employees leave for opportunities closer to home with a higher salary and better benefits. Or do they? Frequently, employers conduct exit interviews to gain a better understanding of why employees move on. These are […]



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The Employee Experience: 3 Keys to Retaining Top Talent

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Employee Satisfaction | Featured | Hiring | Human Resources
Mar142017

By Barry Pronier, Managing Director If you’re an employer, odds are that one of the biggest challenges you’re facing in 2017 is employee retention. With unemployment dipping as low as 4.6 percent in recent months and currently sitting at 4.9 percent, the market is ripe for employees to explore new opportunities.  They’re taking full advantage. […]



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3 Ways a Diverse Workplace Can Positively Impact an Organization

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Featured | Hiring | Staffing | Uncategorized
Feb202017

By Joe Hanel, Managing Director/Co-Founder Diversity in the workplace has been a hot topic for quite some time. But what does it really mean, and why should employers care? When it comes to workplace diversity, it’s easy to assume that gender and race are the most important considerations. That view, however, is shortsighted. Employers who […]



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