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Accounting trends are continually evolving. You need to stay current on changes in the industry to continue learning and staying competitive. Here are four of the top accounting trends for 2018 you need to know. Evolution of Technology   The cloud stores an unlimited amount of financial data that can be shared with staff and… Read more »

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When you attend a networking event, you want to ensure it benefits your career. You may meet an individual who leads you to your next opportunity. Follow these tips to make quality connections at a networking event. Set a Realistic Goal Before attending the event, decide as to what you want to achieve and how… Read more »

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Training is a vital element in talent development. It can range from the indoctrination phase, also known as on-boarding, onto job specific training. Training also occurs in response to a new product, a corporate merger, or a new piece of equipment. Often training occurs to satisfy mandates to receive or renew a professional license or… Read more »

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As a manager, there will be times when you have to deal with difficult employees. Rather than ignoring the problem, face it head-on to maintain an effective work environment. Follow these tips to manage challenging employees. Evaluate Employee Behavior Observe the employee in various settings to determine which behaviors bring discord into situations. Watch how… Read more »

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Goal setting is an important component in a person’s growth and it provides opportunities for self-esteem and happiness. This is the time of year where people are inspired to create goals to seek something additional in their lives. Perhaps something elusive (a more challenging career), or something seemingly residing on their bucket list forever (regular… Read more »

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Because your employees spend the majority of each week at work, the office can become a major source of stress. Feeling stressed contributes to poor job performance, increased absences, higher healthcare costs and more. Therefore, you want to do what you can to help lower your employees’ stress levels. Here are five tips for reducing… Read more »

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I went to a TNS Kantar/Second City Works event several weeks ago. The workshop was titled “What’s So Funny About Employee Engagement?” I thought the program was well done and Brittany Aguilar led the program in a very professional and entertaining way. These days, anything that pops up on the computer with the words employee… Read more »

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Because a job interview is a two-way street, you need to ask the interviewer at least two questions during your discussion. Just as the interviewer wants to learn more about you, you need to learn more about the company. Here are 10 examples of important questions you should be asking at the end of an… Read more »

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The research seems clear, if not overwhelming. Ethical conduct is good for business on many levels, including profitability. I have written a White Paper “The Economics of Ethics” which will be on the website soon. (Contact me if you’d like an advance copy). Ethics Enhances the Bottom Line There are many facets which support the… Read more »

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When hiring employees to work in your warehouse, you want to put together the most effective team possible. Having the right team in place means that members work more efficiently and collaboratively, helping to lower your business costs. Here are five areas to focus on when hiring a successful warehouse team: Recruiting The first step… Read more »