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Consequences of a Counter Offer

Consequences of a Counter Offer

In the current competitive economy, it is common practice for employers to do everything in their power to keep an employee from resigning. Counter offers often include newly created incentives that were previously not offered to the employee such as bonuses, promotions, and flexible schedules. Typically these are offered to entice the candidate with short term benefits that mask the underlying issues that the company has failed to address previously. Statistics show, and my personal experience has shown, that while there are reasons a counter offer makes sense for the employer, there are consequences that employees should strongly consider before accepting a counter offer. Here are three of them:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (16222)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 4.0
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High Demand Skills in Accounting & Finance

High Demand Skills in Accounting & Finance

One of the most rewarding parts of our job is finding that “right fit” for our candidates. In most cases, folks have a pretty clear idea about what they have not enjoyed in their current or previous positions, and what they want in their next one. While it is important to know what you are looking for in a new job, I often encourage candidates to also consider their skills from the employer’s perspective. Candidates should really think about how their skills align with an employer’s desired skill set and do some selective “shopping” for the right match.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (14161)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Accounting Candidates and the Importance of Active Listening

Accounting Candidates and the Importance of Active Listening

When seeking to fill an accounting position, our clients have a fairly set and predictable series of criteria for candidates - and with good reason. Unlike other jobs in the professional services industries, accountants follow strictly defined procedures and processes. However, I have noticed an increase in the number of employers who are looking for their accounting candidates of all levels to not only be skilled with numbers, but also communications. The one communication skill that is really growing in popularity is active listening.

Thursday, September 26, 2013/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (19240)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Recruiting Advice Pro

Recruiting Advice Pro

After more than 15 years in accounting and financial staffing, I know firsthand that finding a candidate that meets the skills required by a client is only half of the battle. Candidates and employers have to interact during the interview process and determine if they can form a productive and successful relationship.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (14465)/Comments (3)/ Article rating: 5.0
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