A Look Back at the Top Three Resources for Managers From 2018

December 21st, 2018

Being the boss is hard work. As one of the top accounting staffing agencies in Seattle, Provisional Accounting understands this more than anyone.

We know your job can be stressful, so we share advice for leaders like you multiple times per month. As a busy professional, you might not have much time to sit down and read, so we compiled our three most popular management-focused blog posts of the year for you.

Top Three Management Resources of 2018

The Most Cost-Efficient Ways to Increase Team Morale This Spring

If your employees seem a bit down, this isn’t something you can afford to ignore. When people become disengaged, productivity plummets and they often start searching for other jobs. In this post, we shared five cost-effective ways to boost morale, to let your team know you have their back. Our suggestions included holding a contest, requesting feedback and actually implementing it, hosting a potluck lunch, encouraging side projects, and volunteering together. Read more.

How to Shift Your Hiring Practices to Find More Qualified Job Seekers

It’s a job seeker’s market, so finding top talent has become harder than ever. If you haven’t been particularly impressed with the caliber of applicants applying to open positions at your company, it might be time to switch up your hiring practices. We suggested four ways to go about this, including writing better job descriptions, adding an extra step to the job application, seeking referrals, and taking on a staffing partner. Read more.

Why You Should Hire an “Outside-of-the-Box” Thinker Instead of a Process-Driven Individual

In business, there are two types of employees — those who think outside the box and those who are focused on processes. The latter is nice, but it’s the creative types who will take your company to the next level. If you still need a bit of convincing, we shared four reasons to hire professionals with a think-outside-the-box mentality. This included their constant push toward innovation, easily adaptable personality, and seamless problem-solving abilities. Read more.

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Three Reasons Why Your Team is Overwhelmed and Underperforming

May 2nd, 2017

You hired a great team of workers but, lately, they’ve been failing to meet your expectations. Previously calm, easygoing staffers now seem constantly stressed and agitated. If you think there’s no correlation between the two, you’re mistaken.

Get to the root of the problem with these insights from Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing — one of the top accounting recruiting agencies in the Seattle area.

They Don’t Have Time to Focus

It’s hard to do great work when you don’t have time to get the job done right. If you’re constantly pulling your employees into meetings and otherwise taking them away from the work in front of them, it’s time to pull back and allow them to work uninterrupted.

Of course, that might not be the entire issue. Piling on projects that don’t really help your team move forward can also add to the stress. Take inventory of the assignments currently in your employees’ queue and put those not tied to company goals on hold — or eliminate them. There’s no need to bog your already stressed employees down with unnecessary busy work.

You’re Understaffed

If after auditing your team’s workload, they’re still weighed down with too much on their plates, you may need to hire more people. Your employees are only human. There’s limits to the amount of work they can accomplish in a day, a week, or a month. If you keep pushing them to the brink, they’ll hit burnout and you’ll likely lose them to other companies that treat them like people instead of robots.

They’re Lacking Necessary Resources

The amount of work your employees can accomplish largely depends on the equipment at their fingertips. If they’re forced to use outdated software, slow Internet, old computers, and other less-than-ideal resources, you can’t expect stellar results. Regularly upgrading dated equipment can easily become a major investment, but it’s one you can’t afford not to make. If you want your team to push boundaries with outstanding results, you have to give them the proper support.

Whether you’re looking for temporary accounting or finance talent to fill an interim gap or a direct-hire professional who perfectly meshes with your team, Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing has you covered. Contact us today to start your search!