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A Look at the Top HR Articles From 2017

December 21st, 2017

It seems like it went by in a flash, but 2017 is swiftly coming to a close. Right now, you’re probably busy with the office holiday party and your own plans for the season, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about your company’s goals for the year ahead.

Staffing agencies in Seattle can help fill your open positions, so your team is equipped to start 2018 off stronger than ever. While you’re figuring out what’s in store for the company in the next 12 months, take a look at the top three HR articles of 2017 from Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing.

Forget Annual Reviews! Set Up Quarterly Check-Ins With Your Team in 2017

Once upon a time, employees sat down with their managers once a year for an obligatory annual review, but this outdated process has largely gone by the wayside. Instead, savvy employers are now conducting reviews on a quarterly basis, because it’s much more effective. Increasing the frequency of interactions between employees and managers creates a stronger bond and allows discussions regarding performance to take place in a relevant time frame. Find out five benefits offered by quarterly performance reviews.

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

It’s hard to believe there’s still a gender bias in accounting, but the sad truth is, it still exists. The time has come to eliminate this ridiculous stereotype, because women should have the same opportunities as men and earn equal paychecks. This article highlights the unfair treatment of women in accounting, and encourages employers to make a change. Find out three ways your company can help lead the charge to make this issue a thing of the past.

Three Reasons Why Your Team is Overwhelmed and Underperforming

You have a talented, hardworking team of employees on your hands, but lately they’ve been stressed, agitated, and falling short of your expectations. If you think they’ve just become irritable and lazy, you are very mistaken. Sometimes the truth hurts, but the problem is likely an issue that falls on you. Learn three reasons that could explain your employees’ behavior.

Get 2018 off to a strong start by filling your open positions with bright, hardworking professionals. Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing wants to connect you with temporary/contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire talent. Contact us today to discuss a partnership!

The Most Important Tip You Can Provide to a Recent College Graduate

May 9th, 2017

Most college students spend four years preparing for life in the ‘real word,’ so upon graduation, they expect to find their dream job. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way — at least at first. Many new grads quickly become discouraged, because entry-level jobs aren’t always as glamorous as they seem and other positions require experience they don’t have.

The most important tip you can give these young professionals is not to give up. Everyone has to start somewhere, so help them remember this is only the very beginning of their career. From working with accounting agencies to putting in time at the bottom of the ladder, use this advice to help recent college graduates head down the right path.

Get Another Internship

Some internships are specifically for college students, but many are open to anyone interested in the learning experience. If the recent graduate is having trouble finding a job in their field, taking on another internship could be the best career move they’ll ever make. This will give them the chance to boost their resume, make new contacts, and if they make a great impression, they might even land a full-time gig with the company at the end of their program.

Seek the Assistance of a Recruiter

Many people incorrectly assume recruiters only place experienced candidates, but that’s not true. Companies count on recruiters to fill positions at all levels, so there’s plenty of openings fit for those new to the workforce. Beyond gaining access to opportunities not advertised to the public, recruiters can also help new graduates polish their resume and sharpen their interview skills.

Do the Grunt Work

Everyone has to start somewhere. Entry-level jobs aren’t always as exciting as recent college graduates image. Often, they involve tasks like making copies, answering phones, and doing basic data entry. This realization can be very discouraging, but it’s important that they stick with it. When new graduates prove they can handle basic tasks, their bosses begin to trust them with more responsibility, allowing them to gradually move up the ladder. Being patient will lead to bigger, better things.

Take Advantage of Every Learning Opportunity

New graduates have a lot to learn about business, so seizing every chance to learn is essential. They should ask to sit in on meetings — even if it means taking notes for the boss —pitch in when a colleague needs a helping hand, and volunteer to assist with anything and everything. This will make them invaluable to their team and help flesh out their resume.

If you’re searching for a top Seattle accounting or finance professional to join your team, partner with Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing. We’re here to help you find the right person for the job — and fast.Contact us today to discuss your needs!