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Work SMARTER, Not Necessarily LONGER Hours

Like other managers, one of your goals is to increase your team’s efficiency and productivity. There are good and bad ways to approach this subject. Encouraging team members to work harder is ineffective. Coming to the office early and working late into the night does not guarantee quality work or bigger achievements. This is why you need to show… Read more »

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Candidate for accounting job

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 »

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Motivating Yourself | Personal Motivation

The degree of success you experience throughout your accounting and finance career is directly linked to how far you believe you can go. As the saying goes, whether you think you can or cannot, you are right. For this reason, you may need a mentor or colleagues to inspire you to move to the next level. Implement… Read more »

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Candidate negotiating job offer in finance

2020 has reshaped just about everything when it comes to work. Each of us has been pushed to adapt, pivot and grow. Many jobseekers have wisely leveraged the time to learn new skills that will make them more attractive to potential employers. Regardless, every candidate should expect some new norms when it comes to negotiating… Read more »

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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 »

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This month, we marked the start of the third quarter of what will surely be remembered as the year of COVID-19, a year no one could have predicted. This is especially true for finance teams, many of whom have been recasting financials on a weekly basis. As our CFO COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey revealed last… Read more »

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Coaching Top Performing Employees | Alliance Resource Group

As a manager, communication with your team is critical for success. Well-executed communication strategies boost productivity, trust, and engagement. Consistent discussion helps employees connect with company culture, perform at their highest levels, and reach their full potential. For these reasons, you need to have individual, 5-minute coaching sessions with your entire team each month.     Contact Alliance Resource… Read more »