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Why Team Building Doesn't Work in Tough Economic Times
Why Team Building Doesn't Work in Tough Economic Times

By Steve Evans on Jan 26, 2021

Hilary Briggs shines a timely light into the perplexing subject of whether to invest in Team Building during tough economic times, and recommends an effective approach to match budgets and circumstances

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Managing Counter Offers
Managing Counter Offers

By Steve Evans on Jan 14, 2021

Managing candidate counter-offers can be tricky business. Check out these tips from Tara Waterman, Talent Manager at Principle People, to find out the best ways to successfully anticipate and manage counter-offers throughout the recruitment process.

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Retain Your Firm’s Accounting Superstars This Christmas
Retain Your Firm’s Accounting Superstars This Christmas

By Giles Pearson on Dec 09, 2020

   Trent McLaren says the best way to understand how to retain your staff or keep them engaged is to understand the reasons why employees leave. It’s unrealistic to expect someone to stay with the same job ...

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Assessing Candidate Commitment

By Steve Evans on Nov 24, 2020

We’ve recently been hearing more and more about the topic of “candidate commitment” from clients who are dealing with candidates pulling out of final-stage selection processes.  You know who I mean; the can...

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What Matters To Candidates Now? Securing Top Talent In A Cautious Market

By Steve Evans on Nov 10, 2020

With the working lives of so many impacted by COVID-19, it’s understandable that candidates’ priorities are changing too. Notably, job security has emerged as a strong focus for candidates. In fact, 2 in 3 ...

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Why Paying A Competitive Salary Is Important

By Steve Evans on Nov 03, 2020

Wages may be classed as an operating expense, but like any good investment, strong staff salaries can deliver healthy returns. Your business may have a great product or service but the true strength of the ...

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How To Reject A Candidate

By Steve Evans on Oct 27, 2020

All too often, when candidates apply for roles, they are never contacted if they are unsuccessful. This can leave them feeling annoyed, especially if they have devoted their time and energy to attend interv...

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Case To Hire For Accounting Skills Over Attitude

By Steve Evans on Oct 20, 2020

Pick-up nearly any business book and the recommendation is likely to be the same: when building a team, "hire for attitudes and train for skills". This seems to be the catchphrase in recent years for recrui...

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Case Study on Managing Salary Expectations

By Giles Pearson on Oct 15, 2020

There’s always different ways to use skills testing to find the right candidate at the right price.  Our UK based client recently gave us this story where she used testing to challenge the candidate and rec...

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One Chance to Make The Right Impression to a Candidate

By Steve Evans on Oct 07, 2020

Whether it’s a new client your pitching for, or trying to hire the right person, the challenges are the same – they have options and can be choosy! Candidate experience during the recruiting process is make...

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Remote employee on-boarding checklist

By Steve Evans on Sep 29, 2020

  Onboarding a new employee remotely? Use this checklist… There’s plenty to consider when you’re bringing a new employee onboard – from meeting the team to being set up with the right tools. But what ab...

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Interview Questions for Accountant Competencies
Interview Questions for Accountant Competencies

By Steve Evans on Sep 11, 2020

Competency Based Interviewing Checklist Before we run through the competency interview questions, let’s quickly review what competency based interviewing is and whether you need support in delivering this te...

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