Tag: recruiting

Why Firms Should Begin Onboarding at the Recruitment Stage

Why Firms Should Begin Onboarding at the Recruitment Stage

Here’s a chicken-or-egg question for you: Is onboarding a part of recruiting or is it a totally separate process? The war for talent adds importance to the issue of whether onboarding is part of recruiting or is a separate endeavor. You know what differentiates your firm from other firms. It’s part of your firm’s tagline, […]

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What Does Your Firm’s ‘Body Language’ Say About Your Firm?

What Does Your Firm’s ‘Body Language’ Say About Your Firm?

Recently I wrote about the importance of being aware of body language during an interview. Body language creates a picture of who you are—Confident or nervous? Extroverted or introverted? Happy and open? These are cues interviewers look for. But it works both ways. Interviewees are equally interested in your firm’s “body language.” That, too, paints […]

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How One Firm’s Commitment to Value Pricing Attracts Talent

How One Firm’s Commitment to Value Pricing Attracts Talent

We all know things are changing in accounting. There have been many stories about how audits are a commodity and how tax software has made it easy and convenient for individuals to prepare their own tax returns. Successful firms don’t compete on price alone because they understand that is not a winning proposition. They look […]

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2016 Ultimate Recruiting Guide For Public Accounting Employers

2016 Ultimate Recruiting Guide For Public Accounting Employers

Earlier this year we teamed up with Gusto to produce the 2016 Ultimate Recruiting Guide For Public Accounting Employers. In this webinar we present some key findings and important strategies from the guide that are needed to improve the culture within your team to attract and retain talent. Learn the latest tactics and technologies to source […]

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How PYA Made 4 Hires in 6 Weeks

Pershing Yoakley & Associates (PYA) is a national leader in providing professional services to the healthcare industry. They are a multi-office firm based in the Southeast and like most firms, are working hard to attract scarce lateral talent. They rely on job boards, headhunters, and Accountingfly to deliver leads to hire. In the Summer of […]

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Strong firm culture

The Power of a Strong Firm Culture

You’ve probably heard the old adage about the importance of giving children roots and wings. You’ve probably also heard that the roots are the easy part—they are your values—and that the wings are not so easy. Sometimes you have to let them go and wait for them to come back, like a boomerang. Strangely, it’s […]

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The Recruiting Strategies You Need in a Tight Labor Market

The Recruiting Strategies You Need in a Tight Labor Market

It’s important that you understand what’s going on in the labor market for CPAs. Lots of accounting firm partners have unrealistic expectations about hiring high performers. It takes much longer and will cost more than you think it will, and it’s not as simple as posting a job and praying that a high performer applies. […]

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What the Accounting Profession Says About Its Talent Shortage

What the Accounting Profession Says About Its Talent Shortage

“R u hiring? If so, give me a call.” Okay, that was a text message received by an HR manager in retail, not accounting, but it made us think about the well-documented shortage of accountants seeking a career in public accounting. Is there really a talent shortage, or is there just a disconnect between what […]

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How to Recruit and Keep Great Talent in Public Accounting

How to Recruit and Keep Great Talent in Public Accounting

Recently, Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People opined on the most pressing issues facing our profession. Many of them talked about issues around talent. In fact, talent came up a lot. Here are some that got our attention:    –Joe Adams, Managing Partner & CEO, McGladrey: In addition to firms taking individual action to […]

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Leading a Revolution in the Way Accounting Firms Recruit

Leading a Revolution in the Way Accounting Firms Recruit

Accountingfly, the career center to the Accounting profession, was honored last week when its Co-Founder and CEO, Jeff Phillips, was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Accounting Today. Team Accountingfly is honored by this recognition, appearing alongside many of our friends, partners and role models in the profession. The article recognizes Phillips […]

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To Interview or Not to Interview?

Why do people change jobs? What are they really looking for? What will make your firm attractive to them? Recruiters ask themselves these questions on a daily basis, and so should you. Some of the answers to these questions are practical: a better work environment higher salary more opportunity for advancement We’ve all heard this list so […]

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