Employment Trends and Insights

A Recruiter’s Guide to Finding Your Next Great Hire

CEOs agree: finding the right talent is one of the biggest challenges of 2019. See, a bad hire is costly. There's the loss of dollars put toward recruitment and training, as well as revenue from having an open position. Recent surveys by The Predictive Index, XpertHR and Gartner, Inc. each present this challenge in...
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3 Tactics to Win the War for Talent

There's a consensus among employers: talent is hard to find. And that’s a battle that can bring down the most established of companies. Alter your approach to meet the demands of the skilled professionals you're looking to court. Century Group's 2019 Salary Guide for Financial Professions found three trends that...
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Why You Should Apply for a Temporary Job This Month

It's officially a temp economy. With low unemployment and the rise of gig culture, temporary workers are excelling in today's market — and employers are starting to catch on. Temporary work has been on the grow since 2008, with professionals drawn to the flexibility and immediacy of contract positions in the midst of...
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Q1 Accounting and Finance Employment Report

It's 2019. And despite last month's spiraling stock market and talks predicting a recession on the horizon, the labor market remains steady — much like the competition for skilled talent. With the national unemployment rate at 3.9%, the demand for professionals continues to drive the current hiring environment....
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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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