Five Tips for Agile Scenario Planning

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If the events of 2020 have taught us one thing, it’s that the future is unpredictable. CFOs have been especially challenged during this unprecedented year, and reforecasting has become a more frequent requirement. Increasingly, finance leaders are turning to more agile models with multiple scenarios planned. This agility is key to navigating through the turbulence… Read more »

Stand Out in Every Interview

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by David Wells Managing Director, Alliance Resource Group   Mastering an interview takes practice. Interview experience leads to increased confidence and a greater chance of landing your dream job. Many resources, including Inc. and Forbes, give practical interview tips for novice and seasoned job seekers. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite tips for upping… Read more »

Seven Reasons to Use Temps During COVID-19 and Beyond

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The media and economists all have their predictions, but no one really knows how long this economic downturn will last or what prolonged effects companies will endure. Something we do know: Accounting and finance jobs are critical during times of economic uncertainty. Sales may yield revenue, but accounting and finance specialists track immediate results and… Read more »

Eight Ways to Get Your LinkedIn Profile Noticed

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Whether you have decades of experience or you’re in the first phase of your career, LinkedIn is a powerful tool that can help tell your professional story to recruiters and potential employers. It allows you to convey much more than a resume and is often the go-to resource for anyone preparing to interview a candidate…. Read more »

Smarter Hiring: Working with a Recruiter During COVID-19

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With our country’s historic unemployment numbers due to COVID-19, business leaders might understandably assume it’s easy to find talent for open finance and accounting positions. In fact, the opposite is true. While the hiring pool is exponentially larger than a year ago, that doesn’t necessarily translate to “top talent” actively looking for new roles. The… Read more »

Ten Ways to Upscale Your Skills During COVID-19

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The global pandemic has turned life as we knew it upside down. This week’s announcement from Governor Newsom, citing rising spikes in COVID-19 cases, called for most non-essential businesses to once again close their offices. For many of us, the step backwards hit particularly hard. Learning to navigate our “new normal” takes grace and grit…. Read more »

COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey Results

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CFO financial planning

As California continues to slowly reopen, we’re all grappling with the same issues. What is the real financial impact on our business and how do we capitalize on the recovery? We’re recasting financials weekly if not daily and are starting to get a grasp on what reopening looks like. Two weeks ago, we surveyed our… Read more »

Preparing Your Offices for the Return to Work

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Make Your Office Safer for the Return to Work

We are all anxious to return to work, but what changes do we need to consider in light of COVID-19 and the new norm of social distancing?   Last week, Alliance Resource Group CEO Jennifer Hannigan invited fellow Orange County CEO Cheryl Osborn of Casco Contractors to a webinar focused on ways to make your… Read more »

Six Ways to Make Your Workplace Safer for the Return

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Safer Workspaces

As Southern California slowly begins to reopen, the far-reaching impact of COVID-19 has made employee health and safety a top priority for businesses. CEOs are bringing their HR, facilities and finance leaders together to develop plans for the return to work. What does going back to work look like? How will you change your virtual… Read more »