3 Reasons to Use a Specialized Staffing Firm to Meet Your Accounting Needs

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When you need specific forms of temporary accounting support, do you rely on your existing teams? Do you trust them to handle specialized tasks even when they may lack the necessary training and experience? Do you let them shoulder the temporary burden of extra hours and extra responsibilities, hoping they won’t become burned out or…

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Fall is a Great Season for Temporary Staffing

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If your business cycle ebbs and flows predictably with the seasons, then you probably handle most of your temp hiring responsibilities during the summer and the winter holidays. But you’re also in the minority. Most companies can’t perfectly predict when they might go through a growth spurt or a contraction, and managers don’t always know…

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The Value of IT Certifications

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This week, the staffing team at Tech Needs turned to some of the hiring managers in our professional network to ask them an important question: “During the candidate selection process, how much value do you assign to IT certifications? Do candidates require formal certifications to make it past your gatekeepers? Do you consider these certifications…

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Can an Engineering Society Support your Career?

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If you’ve completed your education with a bachelors or Master’s degree in engineering, and you’ve held a role as a junior or senior engineer for at least five years, you may be eligible to pursue your PE and become a licensed Professional Engineer. Adding a PE to your credentials will broaden your leadership role in…

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Financial Service Industry Jobs are on the Rise

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The financial service industry has undergone a rapid expansion during the past two years, and at this point—midway through 2014—hiring rates show no signs of slowing down. According to Careerbuilder.com, moneyjobs.com, U.S. News and several other media outlets that monitor trends in the financial sector, about 35 percent of employers in this industry will be…

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The Fall 2014 Outlook for IT Hiring

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The fall is just around the corner, and if you hold responsibility for your company’s HR decisions and long term hiring strategy, you may be looking for efficient and cost effective ways to close down the last quarter and prepare for the year ahead. What will each of your departments need in the months to…

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Ace Your Next IT Interview

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Interviews are nerve wracking for everyone, but if you can master your anxiety and find ways to stay comfortable in your own skin, you’ll gain a powerful advantage over your competition. Here are few tips that can help you stay as cool as a cucumber no matter what comes your way and to ace your…

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Should You Micromanage Your Engineering Teams?

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Most supervisors and HR managers recognize that employees in creative professions don’t thrive under a micromanaging leadership style. When employees are tasked with jobs that involve pure innovation, idea generation, and insight, their productivity suffers if they’re excessively criticized or their work is picked apart at every turn. But does the same general rule hold…

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5 Skills Managers Look for in Accounting Resumes

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Every industry and every profession comes with a unique set of skills and personality traits that can be difficult for managers to find when they launch the search for a talented candidate, and the fields of accounting and finance are no exception. Here are several things managers usually like to see when they review resumes…

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Training Your IT Staff to Work With Temporary Employees

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Introducing temporary IT employees to an established and functional full-time staff can be a dodgy process, and with so many moving parts, it’s easy for small things to go wrong—on a practical, technical, financial and even emotional level. And when things do go wrong, the end result is usually the same: Full time employees resent…

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