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Get the Best Out of Your Accounting Staff
Get the Best Out of Your Accounting Staff

By Steve Evans on Nov 24, 2021

Guest author Ed Chan from Wize Mentoring walks us through the 3 top principles to get the best out of your accounting staff. This is the key to working ON your business and not IN it.

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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 Nov 18, 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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Horror Hire: A Cautionary Tale
Horror Hire: A Cautionary Tale

By Emily Le Grys on Oct 31, 2021

In a candidate short market, the increasing time pressures and lack of talent are forcing some quick hiring decisions. But lowering the standards of your selection process is not the solution. Selecting the wrong candidate costs more than time and money. As one firm owner recently found out, bypassing valuable steps in the hiring process cost him not just money, but time, reputation, and even his own wellbeing.

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Keeping Selection Standards High in a Candidate-Scarce Labour Market
Keeping Selection Standards High in a Candidate-Scarce Labour Market

By Steve Evans on Oct 20, 2021

Maintaining a robust selection process with choosy candidates in a labour shortage is just another day in the challenges of management. Here’s a guide for landing great selection decisions in a tough job market.

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Securing Top Talent in A Cautious Market
Securing Top Talent in A Cautious Market

By Emily Le Grys on Sep 22, 2021

With the working lives of so many impacted by COVID-19, it’s understandable that candidates’ priorities are changing too. Adjusting your approach can help you to attract talent despite industry challenges. Here’s a look at what to consider, and how to ensure your people strategy stays strong.

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Ethical Interviews: How to Avoid Candidate Abuse
Ethical Interviews: How to Avoid Candidate Abuse

By Emily Le Grys on Sep 15, 2021

How many interviews are too many? Who else needs to be involved in the decision?  How long do I keep a candidate waiting? In a world where your candidate is also a fully engaged social media commentator & quite often a customer too, here’s some practical yet essential steps to follow to avoid abusing candidates and getting the negative reviews that some employers thoroughly deserve.

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The Secret to Countering the Counteroffer
The Secret to Countering the Counteroffer

By Emily Le Grys on Sep 08, 2021

We are all increasingly aware that counteroffers are rife. And with a major talent shortage, they will happen even more often. Most recruiters have a few ideas on how to handle this, but they do too little, far too late. Welcome to the sophisticated recruiting 2021 and beyond.

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Hire Slow, Act Fast
Hire Slow, Act Fast

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 31, 2021

Every interaction with a candidate reveals their commitment and most importantly their attitude. Once you have your preferred candidate, you will know in the first 3 months if they are the right candidate because what they do in the first 3 months is what they will do for the next 30 years.

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Step By Step Guide To Shortlisting For Accounting Jobs
Step By Step Guide To Shortlisting For Accounting Jobs

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 18, 2021

The purpose of shortlisting is to assess candidate’s suitability and identify those who best meet the selection criteria and who are most likely to be capable of carrying out the duties of the job.

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Placing a Job Ad - How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck!
Placing a Job Ad - How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck!

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 11, 2021

Last month, we covered off how to write a compelling job ad, now it's time to start thinking about where to place it. Where you specifically place the ad will depend on who your ideal candidate is, so keep it in mind that you may need to use a variety of sources. We suggest you focus your effort on the advertising mediums that will give you most bang for your buck.

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Best Practice Tips For Conducting Reference Checks
Best Practice Tips For Conducting Reference Checks

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 04, 2021

Checking references can be time-consuming but it is a vital part of the hiring process. It verifies the information provided by the candidate on their CV, during the interview, and as part of the testing and assessment process. It also allows for any red flags & concerns to be debunked or confirmed.

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