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2 Tips for Taking Charge of Your Time at Work

Did you know that, if you are an average employee, you check your work email about 50 times a day? On a daily basis, you also use instant messaging 77 times. These actions aren’t just monotonous, but they also eat up your work time. “In a study released in 2007, a group of Microsoft workers took, on average, 15 minutes …

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The #1 Thing to Do When Work Feels Chaotic

In today’s workplace, stress is rampant. About 27 percent of Canadians report “high to extreme levels of stress on a daily basis,” stated Statistics Canada. 46 percent claim they feel “a bit stressed” every single day. Not only can long-term stress diminish one’s ability to focus and perform his or her job well, but it can also have serious health …

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Why and How to Help Employees Detox from “App Overload”

Most modern employees are inundated with technology every moment of the day. They constantly have multiple work-related apps vying for their attention. Not only is navigating between apps tiring, but it can also promote Internet addiction. Statistics on Internet Addiction in Canada: Workplace Vs. Personal said, “Studies show that 25 to 50 percent of Internet addiction is occurring in the …

Help Your Employees Thrive in an Analytics Economy

We are living in an analytics economy, and it is affecting your employees more than you know. Workplace culture is becoming increasingly data-driven. Making the transition from a people-centric workplace to one that is more data-centric won’t be seamless, but there are ways you can equip your employees/finance professionals to thrive in this analytics economy. “This mixture of data, analytics, …

5 Ways to Manage the Stress of a Job Search

Stress can be an ugly side effect of a job search. A contributor to U.S. News stated, “Stress hinders interviewing performance, negotiation ability and, when it gets to a certain point, can result in people wanting to postpone and ignore the process altogether.” Such stress is no respecter of one’s industry, experience, or compensation level. Thankfully there is plenty job seekers …

4 Ways to Help Your CPA Firm Grow

In 2016, the accounting industry generated $18.8 billion in operating revenue Canada. Also, according to the Corporate Finance Institute, “The outlook for accounting firms in Canada is very positive, as the country’s accounting industry is expected to register strong growth in the coming years.” With the accounting industry thriving, investing in an accounting firm in any capacity may be a …

Prepare for a Video Interview in 3 Steps

Have you noticed that an increasing number of employers are opting to take the video interview route over screening potential new hires via phone? A video interview can be more intimidating than a phone interview, but it can also be very beneficial for a job candidate who is prepared for it. How a Video Interview Benefits Job Seekers A video interview can …

How to Increase Employee Performance with Real-Time Feedback

According to Recruiter, 61 percent of employees want immediate feedback on their performance, yet only 24 percent get it. This causes employees to be dissatisfied, frustrated, and confused about where they stand with their employers. Also, if they are lacking important skills needed to do their jobs well, poor productivity can result. Why Don’t Employers Provide Regular Feedback to Employees? Some employers …

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5 Ways a Finance Professional Can Prepare for a Phone Interview

The average job opening attracts at least 50 applicants. Potential employers quickly weed out unsuitable candidates by: Reviewing resumes Conducting phone interviews A phone interview is a valuable tool for an employer. Through a phone interview, employers can discern which applicants are best suited for a position. The only issue with this is it places an enormous amount of pressure on …