Employment Trends and Insights

The Secret to Fostering Open Communication at Work

Sink or swim. The adage is a common one in the corporate world — a way to distinguish successful employees from the rest. In this tight labor market, however, that type of onboarding experience will most likely backfire. Today's talent require a gentler touch. As discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series,...
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4 Steps to Structuring a Successful New Hire Orientation Program

Hiring is expensive — why not aim to protect that investment early on? A successful onboarding process provides your new hire with the tools needed to make an impact, as well as saves the organization time and resources by extending their tenure with the company. Century Group's Instructional Design and Training...
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Why Productive Relationships in the Workplace are Essential

It's no secret the role company culture plays in both courting and retaining today's top talent. In fact, financial professionals surveyed in our 2018 Compensation Report ranked the topic as a leading reason for choosing a new position or staying with a company. And the key to culture: the people. Establishing...
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High-Demand Roles in Accounting & Finance

Calling all accountants! Accounting jobs are one of the fastest growing occupations in the country. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need for accountants and auditors to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026 — speeding past the average rate for all occupations by 3 percent. "In general, employment...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 stand out from that crowded candidate pool — to think like a business does. Companies' hiring needs aren't guided by seasonal calendars....
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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...
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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...
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