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Mastering Talent: Top Strategies for Recruitment and Retention in Accounting
Mastering Talent: Top Strategies for Recruitment and Retention in Accounting

By Donna Roughan on Jun 12, 2024

The balance of power in hiring has shifted towards candidates who are likely to receive multiple offers. To attract top talent, firms must not only implement these strategies but also communicate them effectively. Engaging existing employees to understand their needs can help both in recruiting new talent and retaining current staff.

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Navigating the Talent Drought: 6 Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Accounting Talent
Navigating the Talent Drought: 6 Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Accounting Talent

By Donna Roughan on Mar 06, 2024

In the race to attract top accounting talent, recruiters top the list as the preferred choice, closely followed by networking and social media. Discover key strategies to streamline your hiring process, from highlighting your firm's unique perks to maintaining a positive online presence.

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Keep Your Talent: The Power of Stay Interviews in Employee Retention
Keep Your Talent: The Power of Stay Interviews in Employee Retention

By Giles Pearson on Aug 21, 2023

"Stay interviews," a proactive approach to employee retention, can prevent small grievances from snowballing into reasons for departure. By understanding what motivates your employees and addressing potential issues early, you not only retain key staff but also foster a more contented and productive work environment.

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Conducting Interviews for Accountants and Bookkeepers
Conducting Interviews for Accountants and Bookkeepers

By Giles Pearson on Aug 08, 2023

Conducting effective interviews for accountants and bookkeepers is crucial, and following a structured format with competency-based questioning, thorough note-taking, and panel reviews can ensure an efficient and fair hiring process

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Top Tips for Hiring Raw Talent In Accounting Firms
Top Tips for Hiring Raw Talent In Accounting Firms

By Giles Pearson on Aug 06, 2023

When you’ve advertised a role for a lower level position a few times, and no one of any interest has applied, you get the message that the talent pool is dry. Hiring raw talent is hard. Training them once you’ve hired them is harder still, and much costlier. Making sure you start with the right people will mean it’s more likely this investment pays dividends for your firm. Know your candidates

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Interview Best Practice – Preparing for the Interview
Interview Best Practice – Preparing for the Interview

By Giles Pearson on Jul 25, 2023

Discover the importance of implementing a structured and competency-based approach to interviews for accounting and bookkeeper candidates. Learn how competency-based interviews reduce subjectivity, provide legal protection, and ensure consistent hiring decisions, while exploring key competency questions that assess candidate skills and behaviors.

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CPA Firms Background Screening: Mitigating Risk and Ensuring Trust
CPA Firms Background Screening: Mitigating Risk and Ensuring Trust

By Giles Pearson on May 29, 2023

Explore the importance of background screening for CPA firms in this insightful article by Chris Cooley from MyHRScreens. Learn how thorough checks can mitigate risks, verify credentials, maintain trust and credibility, create a safe working environment, and prevent corporate fraud, ultimately securing a firm's reputation and client trust.

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Easy Ways To Avoid A Bad Hire In Public Accounting
Easy Ways To Avoid A Bad Hire In Public Accounting

By Giles Pearson on May 16, 2023

This informative blog provides a practical model for demonstrating the cost of a bad hire in public accounting and offers tips to avoid making one. Drawing on 25 years of experience, the author emphasizes the importance of hiring with a purpose, mastering the art of interviewing, verifying beyond the resume, emphasizing team compatibility, and swift decision-making.

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Elevating Your Advisory Services
Elevating Your Advisory Services

By Giles Pearson on Apr 26, 2023

As businesses face a growing demand for experienced and reliable financial guidance, accounting firms are striving to offer more advanced, personalized services such as Virtual CFO and Virtual Controller. Find out how to make sure new and existing hires have the knowledge and experience to offer these services to your clients.

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Promoting Your Public Accounting Firm to Current & Prospective Staff
Promoting Your Public Accounting Firm to Current & Prospective Staff

By Giles Pearson on Feb 08, 2023

A successful public accounting firm needs staff that are engaged, enthusiastic, and passionate about the work they do. To make sure you have the best possible employees, it's important to create an online presence that inspires potential employees and encourages current employees to stay with your firm. Here are a few tips on how to promote your public accounting firm to both staff and prospective employees.

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Why Do Some Job Adverts Put Women Off Applying?
Why Do Some Job Adverts Put Women Off Applying?

By Emily Le Grys on Feb 21, 2022

This isn’t a twittersphere pointless rant on gender, but rather the findings of extensive research that could be putting fifty percent of the job seeking population off applying for your vacancy based on the words and phrases you use in your job advertisements and position descriptions. Accountants and bookkeepers are hard enough to find already, without unconsciously removing half of the applicant pool, so keep this article handy whenever you’re writing job advertisements.

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Placing a Job Ad - How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck!
Placing a Job Ad - How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck!

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 10, 2021

Last month, we covered off how to write a compelling job ad, now it's time to start thinking about where to place it. Where you specifically place the ad will depend on who your ideal candidate is, so keep it in mind that you may need to use a variety of sources. We suggest you focus your effort on the advertising mediums that will give you most bang for your buck.

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