So you think you’re ready to join the craze and hire your first remote accounting employee. But are you really ready? Really, really legally, every contract signed, every hypothetical planned for, every policy in place ready? Even if you’ve been spending months preparing for your first remote hire, you still may have missed a critical […]
Last year, IBM decided to “co-locate” its 2,600 member US marketing department. Translation? IBM is eliminating remote work. The news is especially shocking as IBM is one of the pioneers of remote work, installing work-from-home terminals for some employees as far back as the 1980s. As more businesses move toward embracing remote work, others are resisting the […]
Hear that? It’s the sound of a new business starting. And if you can pinpoint exactly what that sound is (a car engine revving, maybe?), you’ll hear it about 450,000 more times this year. (Now, admittedly, that number is a 40-year low for the US, and overall entrepreneurship is down, at least based on the 2014 […]
Picture the remote worker. Is he in his PJs, waking up at noon, getting in an hour of work between his favorite soap operas? Is she isolated on some distant planet, beaming projects to your office across intergalactic satellites, a faceless drone whose physical appearance is a mystery to coworkers and bosses alike? Remote working […]
Articles about how millennials are changing (or per your perspective, ruining,) the business world are everywhere. I even wrote one myself. And I stand by everything I wrote in that blog. You do have to change some things about your business to recruit millennials. But one of those things isn’t viewing millennials as alien beings who […]
In the information economy, data has become the lifeblood of business. (Yes, we realize the previous sentence is today’s ultimate biz blog cliche, but hey, some things are cliche because they’re true.) Accounting firms feel the impact of this transition with a degree of severity far greater than other industries. Risking the sensitive financial and […]
Ever feel like you’re stuck in a cycle of upsizing and downsizing your employee roster? Busy season hits, more clients sign up, workloads increase, and you enthusiastically bring on new accountants to pick up the slack. But then the inevitable happens: clients leave, projects disappear, and workers have to be let go.
Writing great accounting job postings is a lot like writing an ad. You don’t have to be as silly as a beer commercial, but you do have to be memorable.
To land the best prospects, you need to offer real benefits that employees want. Everything else is just window dressing. Read on to discover the top employee perks that will truly accelerate your recruiting.
Ask moms and dads across the accounting industry why firms should offer competitive maternity leave, and you’ll likely get the same answer. “Because it’s the right thing to do.”