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Staffing Solutions: How Employment Agencies Help You Hire In-Demand Talent

Posted by Mary McLain on Dec 22, 2014 7:43:39 AM

RHFA_Blog_working_with_employment_agencies_to_fill_hard_to_fill_positions_12.24As the economy continues to recover, many organizations are looking to expand, including adding new positions to the finance function. But employers now face a new dilemma: The demand for the most sought-after finance and accounting professionals far exceeds the supply.

One solution employers are finding is working with employment agencies. We spoke to Steven Fields, Robert Half Senior Vice President, to see what employers need to know about working with skilled staffing specialists, and how to maximize the value of recruiting solutions.

Topics: Staffing Company, Staffing Services, Monday Management Minute, Soft Skills, Steven Fields, Specialized Recruiting Firm, Specialized Staffing, Employment Agencies

Don’t Let Illness Hijack the Holiday Season: 5 Tips for Healthy Office Life

Posted by James Ranson on Dec 18, 2014 2:55:00 PM

RHFA_holiday_season_healthy_office_life_sick_flu_97_300px_wideRecognize this December scenario? Someone comes into your office, not feeling well. “It’s only a little cold,” they say. Or “My throat’s a bit scratchy.” Next thing you know, your staff’s joyful holiday spirit is lost amid widespread sneezing, coughing and aching.

This year, apply these five tips to help everyone stay healthy through December and beyond:

Topics: On Vacation, Productivity, Work-Life Balance, Healthy Work Snacks, Stress Relief, Holiday Season, Exercise, Health

The Win-Win of Philanthropy: How Giving Back Reaps Rewards for Your Business, Too

Posted by James Ranson on Dec 17, 2014 9:04:52 PM

RHFA_Blog_How_to_make_A_difference_around_the_holidays_12.23The holidays are a time for giving. And successful companies know that includes giving back to their communities. You can think of philanthropy as a way to change lives for the better — or as a responsibility that goes hand in hand with financial success.

But giving to your community can bring rewards for your business, too. Here’s how:

Topics: Retention, Volunteering, Professional Brand, Employee Retention, Morale, Holidays, Holiday Season, Financial Success, Community, Giving Back, Philanthropy

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Why You Shouldn’t Freeze Your Job Search During the Holidays

Posted by Mary McLain on Dec 16, 2014 11:52:00 AM

RHFA_Blog_Tips_for_keeping_your_holiday_job_search_moving_forward_12.16The mulled cider is flowing and there’s a party around every corner. Though it’s tempting to take a break from your job search and plunge into the winter whirlwind of festivities, you risk missing out on the perfect position.

Contrary to popular perception, companies are hiring during the holidays. Here's what you can do to thaw out your job search.

Topics: Paul McDonald, Recruiter, Networking, Wall Street Journal, Specialized Recruiting Firm, Recruiters, Job Search Tips, Holidays, Holiday Season, Job Seekers, Specialized Staffing, End-of-Year Hiring

7 Low-Cost Ways to Thank Valuable Employees

Posted by Kim Christman on Dec 15, 2014 11:38:00 AM

RHFA_Blog_low_cost_employee_recognition_and_perks_12.8As the end of the year approaches, managers look for ways to reward their employees for a job well done -- without breaking the bank. Cash bonuses are often the ultimate employee incentive, but they’re not the only way to make employees feel appreciated.

Help keep your team motivated and committed to the company by offering alternative forms of employee recognition. Consider these seven low-cost options to say “thank-you” for a job well done:

Topics: Monday Management Minute, On Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Work-Life Balance, Perks, Employee Recognition, Thank-You

Looking to Hire? Know What You’re Up Against With Our Hiring Trends Webinar

Posted by Mary McLain on Dec 10, 2014 3:48:00 PM

what_employers_seeks_RHFA_webinarAny company looking to hire next year wants to know what the market will be like. How difficult will it be to recruit accounting and finance talent? What skills will be hard to find? What hurdles can you expect?

Yesterday, December 9, Robert Half hosted a webinar that answered these questions and more. “What You Need to Know to Hire and Be Hired in the New Year: 2015 Financial Employment and Compensation Outlook” provided insight into the hiring trends that financial and accounting managers and job seekers will face in 2015.

Topics: Salary Guide, Compliance, CPA, Retention, Paul McDonald, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, MBA, Public Speaking, Mike Dinsdale, DocuSign, Shirley Wiliani

Salary Negotiation: The Best Way to Answer ‘What Was Your Most Recent Salary?’

Posted by Stacy Dyer on Dec 9, 2014 8:08:00 AM

FA_Blog_how_to_answer_the_question,_what_was_your_last_salaryWhen is it acceptable for potential employers to ask about your own pay history as a precursor to salary negotiation? How do you respond when they do? Here are a few interview tips:

Topics: Interview Tips, Salary Negotiation

The Power of Thank You: 4 Methods of Workplace Recognition

Posted by Mary McLain on Dec 8, 2014 8:11:00 AM

RHFA_Blog__ways_to_say_thank_you_to_your_team_for_their_hard_work_12.1-1Your finance and accounting team works hard to meet benchmarks and contribute to the company’s success. Do they know you’re grateful for their efforts?

According to a recent Robert Half survey, lack of recognition is one of the top five reasons good employees resign voluntarily. So to keep your team motivated and happy in their roles, it’s wise to put some of your own efforts into workplace recognition. Here are four ways you can do that:

Topics: Monday Management Minute, Retention, Workplace Recognition, Performance Review, Thank-You

What’s the Costliest Part of a Bad Hire? (Hint: It Isn’t Money)

Posted by Lisa Sibley on Dec 4, 2014 11:49:00 AM

ouch-infographic_2014_edit2Making up for hiring the wrong person isn't cheap. Research suggests it can cost approximately 150 percent of a person's salary.

However, according to the results of a Robert Half survey released today, CFOs said the single greatest impact of a poor hiring decision is lower staff morale (39 percent), followed closely by lost productivity (34 percent). Monetary costs came in third, garnering 25 percent of the response.

Topics: Salary Guide, Hiring Employees, Hiring Advice, Cost of a Bad Hire

Get a Head Start on Your 2015 Staffing Search With Our Hiring Trends Webinar

Posted by James Ranson on Dec 3, 2014 2:40:18 PM

Robert-Half-Finance_blog-2015-financial-hiring-compensation-trends-webinarThe economy is picking up steam. As businesses expand, accounting and finance professionals are becoming more prized. Finding the right ones with the right skills isn’t easy, and ensuring they make it onto your team is no simple task either.

To get a step ahead of the other managers out there, register for Robert Half’s upcoming free webinar on December 9: "What You Need to Know to Hire and Be Hired in the New Year: 2015 Financial Employment and Compensation Outlook."

Topics: Hiring Trends, Retention, Paul McDonald, Employee Retention, Webinar, Mike Dinsdale, DocuSign, Compensation, Hardin Holdings, Shirley Wiliani

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