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Reaching Your Breaking Point? Make a Career Move Before 2018. Here’s How

December 5th, 2017

The holiday season is supposed to be the merriest time of the year, but if you’re seriously unhappy at work, this is probably impeding your ability to enjoy it. You’re probably planning to start searching for a new job in January, but there’s no need to delay.

Many companies put hiring on hold during the holidays, but the best ones are working with Seattle accounting recruiters right now to get a strong team in place by the new year. Don’t forget — tax season is just around the corner, so use this to your advantage by acting now.

Three Ways to Make a Career Move Right Now With a Staffing Partner

You’re far too talented to waste another day in job you hate. Step back from your breaking point by teaming up with a recruiter to find a new position immediately. Several different options are available, because you should always have complete control of your career.

Temporary/Contract Work

If you’re not ready to commit to another full-time job just yet, there’s plenty of temporary/contract accounting and finance opportunities to choose from. This is a great way to boost your resume in a short period of time, so when you’re ready to settle down into a full-time job again, you’ll be an even more competitive candidate.

Contract-to-Hire Opportunities

You’re trying to leave a bad employment situation right now, so you’re understandably a bit leery about rushing into another job. A contract-to-hire position is a great option, because it allows you to try the job — and the company — on for size to see how it fits. If you don’t like it, there’s no obligation whatsoever to stay.

Direct-Hire Positions

Some people are only comfortable in a traditional, full-time job. If this is the case for you, feel confident in knowing your recruiter will get to work immediately to find a position that checks all your boxes. In fact, they might be working to fill your perfect job right now, so if you don’t make a career move immediately, you could miss out.

If you want to find a new job before 2018, Accountingpros Recruiter + Staffing is here to assist. Contact us today to learn about temporary/contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire opportunities with top Seattle area employers!

Back to the Fundamentals of Hiring All-Star Employees

June 27th, 2017

If you’re having trouble finding all-star employees, it’s time to head back to the basics. Anything but luck of the draw, choosing the best candidate for the job is a process. Taking shortcuts might allow you to fill the position faster, but probably won’t result in a great hire.

As experts in the field, the accounting recruiters at Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing know a thing or two about choosing the right person for the job. Follow these tips to adjust your strategy.

Five Fundamentals of Hiring All-Star Employees

 

Hire for Cultural Fit

It’s easy to get sidetracked by the candidate with the flashiest resume, but that alone doesn’t make someone a great fit for your company. If the person doesn’t have a personality that meshes well with your team, they won’t last long — and in the interim, they’ll throw your whole dynamic off-kilter.

Check References

Calling a candidate’s references is an extra step that adds time onto the hiring process, but you can’t afford to skip it. Speaking with people the candidate has worked closely with in the past — e.g., former managers, colleagues, clients — can provide a first-hand glimpse at what they’d be like as part of your team. Find out about the person’s strengths, weaknesses, and if the reference would hire them again — when speaking with former managers — to decide if they’re right for your organization.

Don’t Overlook Red Flags

You don’t want to nitpick a candidate’s every move, but some offenses are worth noting. For example, if a candidate shows up late to a job interview, this is likely an indicator they don’t value punctuality. Similarly, if a candidate’s resume has a spelling error, don’t expect them to submit flawless work, if hired.

Make the Hiring Process a Group Effort

Every hiring decision you make effects the entire team, so you shouldn’t be the only one doing the interviewing. It’s okay to screen resumes yourself, but when you bring candidates in for an interview, include a portion for immediate team members to join in. They might pick up on things you won’t and this will give you the chance to see how the person interacts with the group.

Partner With a Recruiter

Staffing professionals fill open positions for a living, so partner with a local firm to make your search a success. Recruiters know exactly what to look for in the right candidate and they’re often the only way to connect with passive talent only looking to make a career move for the right opportunity. Many will even guarantee their placements, so if things don’t work out, they’ll find another candidate free of charge.

Finding all-star accounting and finance talent is no easy task, so allow Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing to assist. Whether you need temporary, temp-to-hire, or direct-hire talent for your Seattle area company, we won’t stop searching until we find the right fit for your team. Contact us today to get started!

Is There a Gender Bias in the Accounting Industry? And If So How Can We Eliminate It?

February 14th, 2017

In 2017, it can be hard to believe a gender bias still exists in any employment industry, but unfortunately, this is still a very big problem — and the accounting industry is no exception. For the past 20 years, more than 50% of accounting graduates have been women, but only 19% of partners in U.S. accounting firms are female, according to the American Institute of CPAs.

As accounting recruiters, Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing is tired of this unfair treatment. From having the same opportunities as men to earning equal paychecks, it’s time for women in accounting to finally get what they deserve.

Ways to Eliminate the Gender Bias in Accounting

For far too long, gender discrimination has held female accounting professionals back. Find out how you can play a role in finally stopping it for good.

Make Some Noise

As an employer, you’re in a position of authority. Channel this power to draw attention to the gender bias in accounting. Use your company blog and social media channels to highlight key information on the issue, to educate other companies and the general public. A change will never happen if this problem is continuously swept under the rug, so do your part to stop it.

Update Your Company Culture

Many accounting professionals hold long hours that make it impossible to have a life outside of work. Consequently, this tends to force women with families out of the field or keep them in entry-to-mid-level positions. The value of a strong work-life balance has never been more evident, so shift your company culture to one where success isn’t defined as an 80-hour workweek.

Break the Cycle

You’re very aware that women hold a disproportionately low number of leadership roles in accounting, so defy the odds at your company. This doesn’t at all mean you should promote or hire women because of their gender — a practice equally insulting in its own right — but take a look at your hiring practices to make sure everyone is offered equal opportunities to get ahead.

If you need to expand your team, partner with Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing to do it right.

Our talented recruiting managers are here to help you find the very best accounting and finance, audit and taxation, cost accounting, analytics, and reporting, or accounting support candidates in the Seattle area. Contact us today to discuss your needs!

 

Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing (a specialty division of Provisional Services, Inc.) has been the Northwest’s leader in specialized accounting recruiting and staffing services since 1994! We use a consultative approach to provide customized accounting and finance staffing solutions, which includes contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire placements.  We guarantee the best-personalized service in the recruiting business!