Employment Trends and Insights

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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Investment Bankers Spend Their Recession

So How Should an Investment Banker Spend Their Recession? There was a time when investment banking was a career path representing prestige and respect. After the effects of 2001 with the tech bubble bursting and the tragic impact of 9/11 we believed the worst had happened for the industry. In the years that followed we...
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How to Structure Your Staff for Success

  Interim & Temporary Staffing Employment Up 6.8% from a Year Ago Employment data released in April by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the staffing industry added 55,100 new jobs (up 2.2%) from February to March of this year. From March 2012 to March 2013, the number of staffing employees...
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5 Common Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

By Ron Proul, CEO Hiring the right person for a role is one of the most important decisions made by managers. And over the years, I've watched managers fall into one or more costly hiring traps. Avoid these five big mistakes and you'll build a great team. 1. NOT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE HIRING DECISION This is...
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Leadership Transition Underway At Securities and Exchange Commission

On November 26, Mary Schapiro, the current chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), announced that will she retire before the end of the year. The move was widely anticipated, and is only one of the many high-level personnel changes that are expected to be announced by the Obama Administration as it...
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Professional Recruiters Help Companies Fill Key Roles In Contingency Situations

Leadership transitions are a natural part of the business cycle. However, when high-level vacancies are unexpected, companies can be left scrambling to react. For instance, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Intel CEO Paul Otellini has announced his impending retirement. This move came as a surprise, as the...
ExecutionistProfessional Recruiters Help Companies Fill Key Roles In Contingency Situations

Financial Project Consulting Services Help Companies Put Costs In Perspective

On November 15, the Department of Justice announced that British Petroleum (BP) will plead guilty to a variety of criminal charges and pay a $4 billion penalty in connection with a 2010 oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. According to Attorney...
ExecutionistFinancial Project Consulting Services Help Companies Put Costs In Perspective