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Managing Remote Employees

When onboarding remote workers, the first few weeks with your company are crucial. You need remote workers to embrace your culture, build relationships with colleagues, and learn your systems so they begin contributing. To ensure your workers feel integrated into the team, here are six ways you can welcome remote workers into your workforce. For help finding remote accounting and finance professionals, talk… Read more »

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Workplace Growth and Development

 Developing your team is an important part of your leadership position. Your members look to you for training and support to increase their skills and experience, maximize their performance, and move up in the organization. For this reason, you need to be aware of what training your teammates need and find ways to provide it. Follow these… Read more »

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Offering Flex Time to Employees

Flex-time is very important to accounting professionals. Having a strong work-life balance allows them to take care of personal responsibilities while fitting in work. Team members make fewer errors, experience less stress, and avoid burnout when working a flexible schedule. Whether having a compressed workweek, flexibility in start and end times, having two part-time accountants fill one full-time position,… Read more »

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Taking a Walk During Your Workday

Like most people, you probably experience a mid-afternoon slump during work. Feeling tired can increase frustration, induce stress, and make it hard to focus. To combat these issues, schedule a 20-minute walk during work each afternoon. In addition to improving your health, you will elevate your mood, feel more creative, and be able to focus on your work. When thinking about a… Read more »

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The best employees always are on the lookout for job opportunities. They like keeping their options open, sharpening their skills, and learning to interact with different personalities. Even if top talent is not looking to change employers, they appreciate seeing what is out there and how their jobs compare. When you are in the market… Read more »

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As a busy leader, you may be constantly finishing tasks and completing projects. You also may believe that you have no time for breaks. Although you might think that working through lunch will help you remain productive, the opposite is true. You are more efficient and effective when you take regular breaks, including a lunch break. For help… Read more »

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Like most people, work may be invading your personal life. You may be racking up hours in an attempt to get promoted. Or, you could have more work than one person can handle and be trying to get everything done on time. However, poor work-life balance mean you probably feel fatigued and unable to think clearly or work productively. Family and friends probably feel… Read more »

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As an introvert, you probably are more comfortable alone or in a small group than with a crowd of people. However, there will be times at work when you need to deliver a presentation to a potentially large audience. Because you already have the knowledge and skills needed to deliver, your focus should be on preparing your… Read more »

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Navigating a career change causes anxiety. Changing your commute to interact with a new manager and colleagues in an unfamiliar office space is stressful. Even though you took the job to expand your professional path, the desire to make a good impression and excel at your job duties most likely is high. Use these tricks… Read more »

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Although email is an extremely effective communication tool, it can hinder productivity. If you are like most people, you may spend more than a quarter of each work day reading and answering emails. As a business leader, answering hundreds or thousands of emails daily drains your time and energy. To maximize your time and minimize… Read more »