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Qualifications vs. Experience: What's More Important?
Qualifications vs. Experience: What's More Important?

By Steve Evans on Feb 17, 2022

Choosing between qualifications versus work experience is often one of the most challenging decisions during the recruitment process, so it needs to be a decision made carefully. It’s best to consider both sides.

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Dealing With Stress as a Manager
Dealing With Stress as a Manager

By Steve Evans on Feb 15, 2022

From developing your team to making your own tough decisions, being a manager naturally comes with a lot of stress. The days when you can sit back and relax are rare. Instead, you may find yourself rushing from one project to the next, sometimes working with employees who are unpleasant, unmotivated, or disengaged. Here’s how you can deal with all the stress and keep your career and your life on track.

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Do You Measure How Ethical You Are?
Do You Measure How Ethical You Are?

By Giles Pearson on Feb 09, 2022

Trust as the backbone of ethics in business is explored in the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer Report and gives some fascinating insights into trust, specifically in the workplace. Transparency and ethical practice are front of mind for customers and colleagues alike.

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Calculating the Cost of a Bad Hire
Calculating the Cost of a Bad Hire

By Giles Pearson on Feb 02, 2022

Giles Pearson, Director here at Accountests, explains how important it is to get the hiring process right the first time, and introduces the new Bad Hire Calculator tool, available now on our website. Use the calculator to work out exactly how costly it can be to your business to fix the issue of hiring the wrong candidate.

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How to Painlessly Reject Candidates
How to Painlessly Reject Candidates

By Steve Evans on Dec 08, 2021

  All too often, when candidates apply for roles, they are never contacted if they are unsuccessful. This can leave them feeling annoyed, especiall...

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A Manager’s Role in Turning Around Underperforming Team Members
A Manager’s Role in Turning Around Underperforming Team Members

By Steve Evans on Dec 08, 2021

Starting a conversation about under performance is never easy. Acknowledging the role you play in this person’s success (or otherwise) is crucial to setting the stage for a constructive discussion

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Get the Best Out of Your Accounting Staff
Get the Best Out of Your Accounting Staff

By Steve Evans on Nov 23, 2021

Guest author Ed Chan from Wize Mentoring walks us through the 3 top principles to get the best out of your accounting staff. This is the key to working ON your business and not IN it.

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Why Team Building Doesn't Work in Tough Economic Times
Why Team Building Doesn't Work in Tough Economic Times

By Steve Evans on Nov 18, 2021

Hilary Briggs shines a timely light into the perplexing subject of whether to invest in Team Building during tough economic times, and recommends an effective approach to match budgets and circumstances

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Horror Hire: A Cautionary Tale
Horror Hire: A Cautionary Tale

By Emily Le Grys on Oct 31, 2021

In a candidate short market, the increasing time pressures and lack of talent are forcing some quick hiring decisions. But lowering the standards of your selection process is not the solution. Selecting the wrong candidate costs more than time and money. As one firm owner recently found out, bypassing valuable steps in the hiring process cost him not just money, but time, reputation, and even his own wellbeing.

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Keeping Selection Standards High in a Candidate-Scarce Labor Market
Keeping Selection Standards High in a Candidate-Scarce Labor Market

By Steve Evans on Oct 20, 2021

Maintaining a robust selection process with choosy candidates in a labour shortage is just another day in the challenges of management. Here’s a guide for landing great selection decisions in a tough job market.

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Securing Top Talent in A Cautious Market
Securing Top Talent in A Cautious Market

By Emily Le Grys on Sep 22, 2021

With the working lives of so many impacted by COVID-19, it’s understandable that candidates’ priorities are changing too. Adjusting your approach can help you to attract talent despite industry challenges. Here’s a look at what to consider, and how to ensure your people strategy stays strong.

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Ethical Interviews: How to Avoid Candidate Abuse
Ethical Interviews: How to Avoid Candidate Abuse

By Emily Le Grys on Sep 15, 2021

  Written by Steve Evans I first read the terms ‘Candidate Abuse’ and ‘Interview Abuse’, last year on BBC Capital and immediately had to know more....

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