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

By Emily Le Grys on Feb 16, 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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Do You Measure How Ethical You Are?
Do You Measure How Ethical You Are?

By Emily Le Grys on Feb 08, 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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How to Painlessly Reject Candidates
How to Painlessly Reject Candidates

By Emily Le Grys on Dec 08, 2021

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

By Emily Le Grys on Dec 07, 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 Emily Le Grys 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 Emily Le Grys on Nov 17, 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 for Accounting Firms
Horror Hire: A Cautionary Tale for Accounting Firms

By Emily Le Grys on Oct 30, 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 Emily Le Grys 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 21, 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 14, 2021

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The Secret to Countering the Counteroffer
The Secret to Countering the Counteroffer

By Emily Le Grys on Sep 07, 2021

We are all increasingly aware that counteroffers are rife. And with a major talent shortage, they will happen even more often. Most recruiters have a few ideas on how to handle this, but they do too little, far too late. Welcome to the sophisticated recruiting 2021 and beyond.

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