Author: sybil

August 25, 2016

Is ‘offshoring’ in your firm’s future? (EXCERPTS FROM RECENT ARTICLE BY ROB NIXON OF¬†Panalitix) The accounting firm of the future has a local team who are customer-facing (nurturing, sales and advice) and everything else (back office and processing) is handled by offshoring. There are three compelling reasons why this makes sense: An abundance of labor…

August 19, 2016

Recruiting New Employees The following is an excerpt describing how CPA firms are recruiting for succession planning. ¬†Good read for forward thinking firms. Accounting firms are looking to bring in younger employees to fill their ranks as older Baby Boomer partners start to retire, but they have to offer the right enticements if their succession…

July 8, 2016

Applying for a job shouldn’t be so difficult. As owner of an Executive Search Firm, I read and hear complaints every day about the difficulty of the application process. I hear the same complaints about the hiring process but that will be another article. I encourage HR Departments to realize how many valuable human assets…

July 8, 2016

Companies Losing Out on Talent Lengthy hiring practices and misconceptions about what motivates top candidates to make a job move are causing companies to lose out on high performers in an already tight talent market, according to the 2016 MRINetwork Recruiter & Employer Sentiment Study. Companies that want to attract and retain the best talent…

June 8, 2016

Independent workforce dips, but more growth expected Despite a 5% decline in headcount this year, independent workers remain a powerful economic force, according to a report from MBO Partners. And independents generate more than $1.1 trillion in annual income, equal to more than 6% of US GDP. Over the next five years, according to the…