Employment Trends and Insights

4 Things to Consider When Hiring an Accounting Manager

The best companies understand that their most valuable asset is their people. That even as the job market fluctuates, a top-notch team can provide the stability needed for a business to succeed. And developing a hiring strategy that supports this goal is more important than ever in 2021. Accounting Managers — like...
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Everything You Need To Know About Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

As we prepare to usher in 2021, Colorado employers should add the state's "Equal Pay for Equal Work Act" to its list of things to consider. Effective Jan. 1, the new law protects against pay discrimination on the basis of sex (or sex in combination with another protected status). It also forbids an employer from seeking...
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2020 Q4 Accounting and Finance Employment Report

In a year like no other, this economic trend continuing into Q4 is a welcome one: steady growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an added 661,000 jobs in September, with unemployment dropping to 7.9%. "These improvements in the labor market reflect continued resumption of economic activity that had been...
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2020 Q3 Accounting and Finance Employment Report

Twenty-twenty has proven itself to be a historic year in many ways — and June's jobs report was no different. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers added a record 4.8 million jobs last month as the national unemployment rate continued its steady decline to 11.1% from April's 14.7%. This is the...
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How to Promote Remote Team Bonding

As much of the U.S. settles into the changes brought on by the pandemic, employers are working to adjust accordingly. One area that your business may be overlooking: maintaining a strong company culture. See, just because your employees are working from home, that doesn't mean creating a collaborative, inclusive work...
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2020 Q2 Accounting and Finance Employment Report

Within the last several weeks, stay-at-home measures have shut down normal life in California and much of the United States. Most reports indicate a dramatic increase in layoffs that is both historic in size and speed. The pandemic has impacted nearly every facet of life as we know it — from the way we grocery shop to...
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How to Job Search During the Pandemic

The hiring environment for job seekers has been favorable over the past couple of years — candidates know it, employers know it. But the past several weeks have brought life as we know it to a halt. Still, that doesn't mean your job search has to. From working remotely and hiring freezes to industries experiencing new...
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2020 Q1 Accounting and Finance Employment Report

The decade closed on a high note for the U.S. economy — capping off 11 years of consecutive job growth with the creation of more than 2.1 million jobs in 2019. In fact, employers added a solid 145,000 workers in December, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at a record-low of 3.5%. Economists expect the...
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Q4 Accounting and Finance Employment Report

Q4 comes on the heels of record unemployment for September: 3.5% — the lowest it's been since December 1969. Job growth continued to trend downwards, however, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that employers added 136,000 jobs last month. This remains in-line with 2019's average pick-up of 160,000...
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Why Your Company Should Invest in Professional Development

Competitive compensation is key to attracting and retaining top talent, right? Yes, but it's not always enough — especially with this new generation of workers. In a tight labor market, companies must appeal to the candidate on multiple levels. And when it comes to giving millennial employees what they want, a focus...
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