Employment Trends and Insights

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? It may be a valid question if...
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

A Welcome Message from our new Managing Director

As a lifelong Angelino, I take pride in a career that has helped shape local professionals' finance and accounting careers and impacted local organizations. I have spent the past 20+ years working closely with the companies and people in Los Angeles and Orange County. That's why I am excited to be the new Managing...
Stacey MonyeiA Welcome Message from our new Managing Director

FAST FACTS: Latest Statistics on Employment and Economic Trends

A healthier job market helped spark the biggest gain in Americans' confidence in almost a year, raising prospects for the economy at the start of fourth quarter. For accounting and finance professionals, the current trends point to tightening professional labor markets with extremely low unemployment rates (less than 1%...
Stacey MonyeiFAST FACTS: Latest Statistics on Employment and Economic Trends

Finance Staffers Earn Larger Pay Increases

CFOs earned a 2.8 percent rise in base pay in 2013, but gave staff-level finance personnel an increase of more than 4 percent. Corporate finance professionals at all job levels received pay increases in 2013, but staff-level employees earned the greatest hikes in pay, according to a new report by the Association for...
Stacey MonyeiFinance Staffers Earn Larger Pay Increases

Financial Job Outlook

Financial Job Outlook Everyone I talk with, clients and candidates, are interested to find out the status of the job market. Why not, listening to the news there is no shortage of layoffs. The media and companies have given up the euphemisms such as "right sizing" or "downsizing" and settled on the plain language of "lay...
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