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Accounting Functions – What’s the Difference?

Posted on February 19th, by Karen Epp in Finance, HR Management, Karen Epp, Recruitment. No Comments

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 »

Recruiting for Non-Profits

Posted on February 12th, by Karen Epp in HR Management, Human Resources, Industry Resources, Karen Epp, Leadership, Recruitment. Comments Off on Recruiting for Non-Profits

Not-for-profit organizations are an essential part of society and offer a tremendous service to those whom they serve. These organizations accomplish lofty goals through the tireless efforts of their many contributors. Often, in the pursuit of moving these mountains, non-profits will have to attract top talent capable of advancing the organization’s agenda. Unfortunately, this means … Read More »

It Feels Good to Work: Standing Desks and the Rise of Ergonomic Technology

Posted on October 26th, by Karen Epp in HR Management, Karen Epp, Workplace Wellness. Comments Off on It Feels Good to Work: Standing Desks and the Rise of Ergonomic Technology

By now you’ve likely heard the statement that sitting is the new smoking. As far as alarming yet memorable catch phrases go, it’s not a bad one. While residing in a near-permanent state of butt to chair connection may not be as dangerous as some of the occupational hazards of our past (hunting wild animals … Read More »

5 Ways to stop Ageism getting in the way of your business

Posted on July 16th, by Karen Epp in Career Development, Engineering, Finance, HR Management, Human Resources, Industry Resources, Karen Epp, Leadership, Recruitment, Sales & Marketing, Technology. Comments Off on 5 Ways to stop Ageism getting in the way of your business

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 »

Nonverbal Communication Speaks Volumes in the Accounting Business

Posted on November 17th, by Karen Epp in Finance, Interviewing Advice, Karen Epp. Comments Off on Nonverbal Communication Speaks Volumes in the Accounting Business

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 »