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Elevate your accounting practice

The last few years have put accountants to the test. They had to quickly pivot to help small business owners navigate several challenges, such as new laws and regulations, hiring shortages, inflation and supply chain issues, to name a few.

But one thing is clear; accountants are in a unique position. They have access to the balance sheet of a small business- and the insight that comes with it. This insight gives accountants the opportunity to be integral to small business owners — as trusted ad

True equity requires a smart pay transparency strategy. Here’s how to build one

By the end of 2023, millions of Americans will live in a jurisdiction that requires employers to include a salary range in job advertisements. Already, a number of jurisdictions—including California, New York City, Colorado, and Washington—require this, and new laws will come into effect in New York state and other cities over the course of the year.

As employers adapt to these new laws, the goal is no longer just achieving baseline compliance. Rather, employers are increasingly focused on deve

How employee resource groups can impact the bottom line

To achieve results and remain relevant, any organizational initiative must connect to and support business strategy. And to support and impact those goals in innovative ways, HR leaders must understand the objectives of the organization. Without this connection, the initiative won’t succeed. But if you link it to the overall business strategy, it becomes more sustainable. While this business-focused approach is oftentimes pragmatic, many diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, such as emplo

Flexibility Is A Key To Staffing Successfully

With the worst of COVID-19 seemingly past, many employers are reconsidering remote and hybrid work arrangements in favor of returning to the office (RTO). Some feel the face-to-face time helps build a stronger culture, idea generation and general camaraderie. Even though some high-profile companies are backtracking on remote work, many office-based organizations are still on the fence. However, much of the office workforce is not on the fence about flexible work arrangements. They’re all for it.

How Mentoring Supports Gen Z

Graduation season is coming soon and with it a whole class of new workers. Gen Z is the popular moniker for these new hires. Born between 1997 and 2012, they are digitally-savvy having grown up with smartphones and social media. But this digital experience has come at a price. Due to the pandemic, this younger generation has spent most of their college years working remotely or in a hybrid arrangement. It’s taken a toll on their mental health and their social skills, according to experts. Soft s

Preparing for Your Next Creative Role

With the flux in the economy and labor market, many creative professionals are looking for new opportunities. If you are in between jobs or just interested in moving your career in a new direction, there are several actions you can take to get ready for that next position.

If you’re like many people, you’ve probably put off refreshing your resume or updating your portfolio. It can feel daunting, but take it a little bit at a time. If you’ve been in a job for a while, it’s easy to get a little s

7 Reasons to Seek Onsite Contract Work

Contract work is finally coming into its own. Once considered second choice to a permanent full-time job, many workers are choosing to work on a contract basis for a variety of reasons. The number of independent workers has increased tremendously – 69% since the beginning of the pandemic, according to MBO Partners. An uncertain economy has also increased the number of employers looking for contract employees. In a January 2023 survey of 1,000 employers, reported that one third

Stressed workers? Look to a financial wellness ecosystem

Two-plus years of the pandemic and its continued impact on the economy are making workers more financially stressed than ever. According to a study by ADP, 60% of workers across all income brackets are at least somewhat stressed by their finances. This trend remains consistent across all income levels, with 44% of earners making at least $75,000 saying they are at least somewhat impacted by financial stress.

Another study by ADP reported that 75% of employees want to work for a company that car

How Data Can Drive Skills Development and Performance

One of the best parts of my job is imagining new ways for data to transform the way businesses and people work, and the growth they achieve. The ability of data to power performance is true no matter what your field. Take, for instance, Patrick Cantlay, who at age 30, is an eight-time PGA TOUR winner. On the golf course, he’s described as focused and down to business -- “linear, direct, cerebral” are some of the words used. Data is key to his game. Cantlay relies heavily on his caddy, for instan

Recruiting and Retaining Millennials and Gen Z

Finding the best talent and holding onto to them has become the Holy Grail. The turmoil in the job market – even with fears of a recession – continues. The cost of recruitment is high and the cost of turnover even higher, especially when you consider how long it takes an employee to be trained and productive. The New York Times reports that the impact turnover is having on productivity is a major factor in a lagging economy.

Let’s look at our present workforce. Millennials, age 26-41, represent

People Leaders Need Data-Driven Technology Too

Data can help companies better understand and improve the employee experience, leading to a more productive workforce.

Our behavior at work is changing. While this has been a constant for as long as people have been working, the pace of change has accelerated tremendously over the past few years.

The pandemic permanently shifted traditional expectations of the workplace and prompted workers to begin rethinking the notion of job security and how work meaningfully fits into their lives. The resu

Attracting and Retaining the Contingent Workforce

Attracting and retaining independent workers in the gig economy is difficult. Bridget Quinn Kirchner, sr. director, client experience, WorkMarket – ADP, looks at the challenges for employers to consider (including the tight labor market, onboarding, paying workers on time, etc.).

Over the past two years, remote and hybrid work has solidified itself as part of the future of work, leading to remote workers having a lot more flexibility than ever before.

Because of this, independent workers- or c

Data’s Power to Inform Decisions in Business and Work

When faced with decisions to make -- no matter the topic or implication -- it’s human nature to seek data. We all want information to help us make the right choice, to prove our assumptions, to validate the courses of action we’re about to take. In business, data is driving important decisions in marketing, operations, logistics and other essential business functions. We’ve seen that the insights drawn from data can provide a reliable path to better outcomes.

But data about people has perhaps n
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