No business can successfully function without a thorough understanding of their financial situation. While a one-person start-up may be able to function for a while with little more experience than balancing a cheque-book, successful growth will soon make it abundantly clear that more qualified help is required. It doesn’t take long to discover that ‘accounting” … Read More »
It is an unfortunate truth of our society that employees are often stereotyped based on their age. Some researchers suggest our society devalues the competence and adaptability of older employees. This does a great disservice to those employees, and also hurts the businesses who act upon these stereotypes.
Modern businesses aren’t usually looking to advertise unfair … Read More »
HR managers are often tasked with identifying “high potential” employees or “HiPos,” either for management positions or to take on important tasks.
But what is a high potential employee and what are the best ways to identify them?
Before answering that question, companies should identify their own needs and goals, and how their in-house talent can … Read More »
Henry Goldbeck talks to the importance of the first rule in recruiting
“Determine and clarify the essential, important, positive and negative skills, experience, characteristics etc. required of the successful candidate for the position.
Determine the time frame for hiring and what internal resources you can dedicate to the sourcing of candidates. If internal resources are insufficient based on the difficulty … Read More »
With a seemingly ever-tightening economy, accountants – especially those who are just starting out – need more than just their professional knowledge to find and keep clients. Communication and interpersonal skills are instrumental to beating the competition.
What is said verbally is only part of what is communicated to a prospective client. Attire, body language, and … Read More »