Employment Trends and Insights

Why Company Culture Matters

In a job interview, there are those requisite questions employers expect to hear from candidates. One of the most common: "How would you describe your company culture?" But instead of breezing through the topic, companies need to understand how important their response is to prospective employees. It can mean the...
dani villalobosWhy Company Culture Matters

Everything You Need To Know About the Salary and Criminal History Bans

It's a new year. And for California employers, that means one — well two — new things to consider: laws AB168 and AB1008. Effective Jan. 1, the salary history ban outlaws employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. While the criminal history ban (also known as "Ban the Box") prohibits companies...
dani villalobosEverything You Need To Know About the Salary and Criminal History Bans

Q1 Accounting & Finance Employment Report

By Ron Blair, COO & Managing Director Are We At Full Employment? The Wall Street Journal surveyed 68 economists to weigh in on this very question — they answered as follows: 42% — YES 48% — NO, but it's close 9%  — NO, and it's not close to full employment So what does this mean for financial...
dani villalobosQ1 Accounting & Finance Employment Report

4 Reasons Why the Holiday Season is Great for Your Job Search

The holiday season is upon us. Time to ease off your job search, and reroute that focus toward friends and family, right? Wrong. Now is an optimal opportunity for job seekers to standout from that crowded candidate pool — to think like a business does. Companies' hiring needs aren't guided by seasonal calendars....
Sabrina Maharaj4 Reasons Why the Holiday Season is Great for Your Job Search

Q3 Accounting & Finance Employment Report

By Ron Blair, COO & Managing Director  The overall pace of job growth continued with a slight hiccup in September as employers appeared to shed 33,000 jobs. We say "appeared" because expectations are that these job losses will be short lived and are likely the result of hurricane related issues and not a change in the...
Sabrina MaharajQ3 Accounting & Finance Employment Report

5 Tips to Improve Your Recruitment and Selection Process

By Ron Proul, CEO Right now, with unemployment at less than 5%, companies are reaching out to us to fill their openings and looking for results. The government says 5% unemployment is a healthy unemployment level, considering it "full" employment. With the current unemployment rate at 4.4%, recruiting's best practices...
Sabrina Maharaj5 Tips to Improve Your Recruitment and Selection Process

The Truth About a LinkedIn Profile

By Ron Proul, CEO As recruiters, we are constantly asked about how LinkedIn has affected the business of recruiting. Is the impact positive or negative? The inquiry seems to originate from the perception that LinkedIn is a way to find a job and therefore what role does a recruiter play? Maybe a valid question if you...
Sabrina MaharajThe Truth About a LinkedIn Profile

Q4 Employment Report

U.S. private employers continued to add jobs in September, with an additional 156,000 nonfarm jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and 151,000 private sector jobs according to the ADP National Employment Report. Professional and business services, which includes accounting and finance roles, was far and away...
Stacey MonyeiQ4 Employment Report

Hiring and Compensation Heating Up for Financial Professionals

The Fed has achieved one of its two goals – full employment. So says John Williams, president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve. He reported that the U.S. economy is back on track and we're basically at full employment, signaling an end to America's job crisis. And as the economy improves, signs are pointing to...
Stacey MonyeiHiring and Compensation Heating Up for Financial Professionals

All Signs Point To… An Improving Economy

If the recent months are any indication, the economy is on a major upswing. As of mid-July, unemployment applications hit the lowest number since 1973. New unemployment claims have come in under 300,000 since February – the longest run in 15 years – and the end of the second quarter revealed the lowest unemployment...
Stacey MonyeiAll Signs Point To… An Improving Economy