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So…you are interviewing and have met the “right” one for the job….

It’s one thing finding the best candidates for your latest position but how do you keep them interested after the interview especially as they are the first one you have met but you have decided from the outset that you “need” to meet 5 applicants to have a good comparison. This is a modern day dilemma that seems to be …

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Now is a good time to consider partnership prospects

When the recession kicked in the uncertainty that was created meant a lot of accountancy firms either put their succession plans on hold or the owners worried they wouldn’t get a chance to have one if the business went under. A number of years further on and  there are still a number of established accountancy firms across the region who do not have …

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What is the purpose of LinkedIn? Networking or headhunt tool?

Time to be a bit contentious but I am interested to see how others view the use of LinkedIn. We all get the updates through telling us that our profile has been viewed and how powerful our respective profiles can make us. We get an email through exclaiming….. “See how well your profile stands out from the crowd. A profile …

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The hidden pitfalls of using a job board

Despite what certain online and TV adverts suggest; finding the perfect job is not as simple as hitting the job boards. Now that’s clearly a controversial statement and I’m sure to be hit with the “yes you would say that wouldn’t you” from sceptical readers but bear with me.  It’s something that we have  witnessed for some time now and feel …

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Is Social Media Affecting Your Employment Chances??

Give your social media profile some thought – Prospective Employers Are!! Okay, nobody enjoys looking at a boring social media profile, so how can you maintain the status quo whilst still staying in the market for some attractive job roles? Simple, all you need to do is take a closer look at those privacy settings and start putting them into action. …

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How to ensure your top candidates stay interested

It’s one thing finding the best candidates for your latest position but how do you keep them interested after the interview. This is a modern day dilemma that seems to be on the rise, you like what you see and decide to offer them the job. But there’s a problem; they either fail to reply or simply tell you that …

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How to survive your first 3 months in your new job

So you’ve landed that awesome public practice job that you have always wanted, so what happens next? Well, firstly you should give yourself a nice pat on the back and secondly, you have around 3 months to slot into your new role. Here we’ll talk about some proven tips that can really help you to gain a foothold in your …

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Succession Planning in Accountancy

Accounting firms have never been as reliant on succession planning as they are right now. Just cast your mind back to the financial crisis and you’ll remember how up in the air each and every industry was. But with effective succession planning in place, that need not be the case in the future. More than risk mitigation The whole point …