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Payroll isn’t just about making sure people get paid on time—it’s about building and maintaining systems for paying taxes, meeting compliance requirements, and supporting cash flow, among many others. Weak payroll systems lead to pay errors, which can cause a host of problems, starting with unhappy employees and, eventually, unhappy customers.   Naturally, companies looking… Read more »

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Social media is the elephant in the room in today’s new world of recruitment. While job hunts have always been a two-way street in the sense that employers also conduct background checks on potential employees, thanks to the rise of social media, it has never been easier to check you out online. In fact, according… Read more »

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Believe it or not, recruiters and hiring managers spend less than 30 seconds going through a resume to see whether an applicant is worth considering as a serious candidate. And according to some studies, this decision can be made in less than six seconds.   This means that EVERYTHING about your resume has to be… Read more »

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You’ve finally found an opening for the accounting job of your dreams. But before you update your resume with your credentials and work experience, have you stopped to ask yourself, “What makes me unique?”   As a job seeker, it’s a good idea to think of yourself as a brand and employers and employment agencies… Read more »

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When you’ve lost your motivation or wake up dreading your commute to the office, you’ve considered this as a reason to quit your job. But the truth is most people tend to wait until they are past their tipping point before finally starting to look for a new job. However, this doesn’t have to happen… Read more »

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The challenge of hunting for a job can be lonely. YOU spend hours on the internet looking for open positions and opportunities. YOU write your resume and cover letter. YOU are alone as you wait for your turn to be interviewed in the office lobby. Naturally, this isolation can exacerbate the tension and anxiety that… Read more »

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

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As managers, we intuitively know that giving and getting honest feedback is essential to grow and develop, and to build successful organizations. So why is it that many of us put off giving feedback to our employees? Maybe it’s because there are so many ways to mess it up. Here are some common feedback mistakes:… Read more »