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Making Sense of Record-High Unemployment for Finding Your Next Superstar September 25, 2020 During this time of high unemployment due to COVID-19, you may be wondering why few candidates are responding to your job postings for a finance role. Some may be concerned about exposure to the coronavirus… Read More »
4 Ways to Strengthen Your Company Culture This Fall September 22, 2020 Company culture has a significant impact on your organization’s success. A positive culture encourages employees to enjoy their work, stay engaged, and perform their best. Because staff are recognized for their contributions and kept informed… Read More »
Tips for Mastering Your Next Virtual Job Interview July 28, 2020 To reduce the coronavirus spread, most employers have been replacing in-person job interviews with virtual ones. They may use Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or another platform to talk with candidates instead of having them come to the… Read More »
Can’t Find the Right Talent? Try Contract Workers July 21, 2020 If you have an open role that requires hard-to-find skills, chances are you’re having a difficult time filling the position. Workers with the desired abilities most likely are already employed and not looking to change… Read More »
Benefits of Accepting a Contract Position Following Unemployment July 14, 2020 Like many people, you may have become unemployed during COVID-19. If so, you might be having difficulty securing a full-time role. In this case, have you thought about taking on a contract position? Many companies are… Read More »
Making introverted employees comfortable during meetings 5 Must-Have Skills Your Next Accounting Manager Should Have July 7, 2020 When you’re ready to hire your next accounting manager, there are certain skills to look for. You want the person with the right mix of hard and soft skills to perform at the high level… Read More »
Now That You’ve Found Your Management Style… Here’s How to Deploy It to Your Team (Part 2) March 24, 2020 Management styles can be as different as people. Although there may be similarities among managers, odds are they'd handle different employees, teams, and situations differently. Letting your team know what your management style is and… Read More »
Don’t Leave Your Interview Questions to Luck… Ask These Instead March 10, 2020 When interviewing accounting or finance candidates, you need a set of questions that uncover their hard and soft skills. Knowing how their experiences and accomplishments make them best qualified for a role helps you narrow… Read More »
You Don’t Need Luck… When You Have These Interviewing Habits March 3, 2020 Your interviewing habits make a difference in whether you receive a job offer or need to continue your search. Knowing how to sell your skills, experience, and qualifications to show you're the best candidate for… Read More »
How Can KBW Support My Organization During Tax Season? February 25, 2020 When tax season arrives each year, your accounting department is more stressed than usual. Increased workloads, tight deadlines and other demands pile up quickly. Your team might struggle to get everything done on time. To… Read More »
How to Pick Up Extra Assignments During Tax Season February 18, 2020 If you’re an accountant looking for seasonal work, you may be interested in providing tax preparation or related services. January 1 through April 15 typically is the time during which you’d find these assignments. You… Read More »
Four Ways to Find Your Management Style (Part 1) February 11, 2020   There are a variety of characteristics to consider when deciding which management style works best for you. The type of business you manage, the volume of work that needs to be completed, your personality… Read More »
Apps to Make Your Job Easier…and More Enjoyable! February 4, 2020 As an accounting or finance professional, you’re always looking for ways to make work easier and more enjoyable. Some of those ways may be by better managing your time, improving your public speaking skills, or… Read More »
Making introverted employees comfortable during meetings How to Make Your Introverted Employees More Comfortable During Meetings January 28, 2020 Helping introverted employees to be more comfortable during meetings can be challenging. They typically need more time than extroverts to process information and form ideas before sharing them. Introverts also prefer to assess situations before… Read More »
Challenging Conversation with your manager Two Ways to Prepare for a Challenging Conversation with Your Manager January 21, 2020 Like most employees, the thought of addressing a challenging issue with your manger may make you apprehensive. Not knowing how they might react can keep you from addressing your concerns. However, not directly dealing with… Read More »
Give your accounting team feedback Do You Know How to Give Your Accounting Team Feedback? January 14, 2020 Part of managing your accounting team involves providing feedback. When done promptly and well, giving performance feedback increases productivity, strengthens relationships, and improves retention.   Follow these guidelines to reap the benefits of providing feedback to your accounting… Read More »
Six Ways to Develop Your Career Roadmap for 2020 January 7, 2020 Creating your career path involves understanding which knowledge, skills, and experience are needed for lateral career moves, then forming a plan to do what’s necessary to reach your goals. Implementing a thoroughly developed, written, employer-supported… Read More »
Key Steps to Take When Preparing Your Accounting Department for Maternity Leave December 24, 2019 Managing maternity leave for your accounting team is challenging. The reality of having a team member gone is an even greater concern for a small business. Since roles tend to carry additional responsibilities and specialized… Read More »
3 Ways to Scrap the Boring Water-Cooler Talk for Something More Meaningful 3 Ways to Scrap the Boring Water-Cooler Talk for Something More Meaningful December 17, 2019 Since you spend a significant amount of time at work, part of each day, most likely, is spent talking with coworkers around the water cooler. Having conversations promotes intellectual curiosity and encourages learning, feeling challenged… Read More »
How to Keep Your Accounting Department Running Effectively During the Holidays December 10, 2019 Managing an accounting department during the holidays is stressful. You have to balance employee requests for time off with the increased workload of year-end tasks. Although you want your team to have time off when… Read More »