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As the year draws to a close, the pace of business often slows down, enveloping us in the holiday spirit and a sense of tranquility. Yet, for those entrenched in the year-end close process, this period can be a demanding phase. Read on to see how leveraging temporary staffing could be the ticket to success for your company.
As the holiday season draws near, the topic of gratitude floods our conversations. While expressions of thanks and appreciation are common this time of year, there is an area where the practice of gratitude is notably lacking—the job search process. From the initial interview to securing a job, cultivating gratitude should be an integral part of the journey.
While many organizations traditionally commence their hiring endeavors in the new year, concentrating on recruitment beginning in November can offer your company a competitive edge. By not postponing staffing decisions until Q1 2024, your company can proactively assess and address the staffing needs essential for a successful start to the new year and a seamless year-end close.
Think about how long you have been at your current company. Whether that answer is one year, ten years, or longer, it is tricky to remember every contribution you have made. When the time comes to take on a new position, having your resume up to date makes this shift easier, whether planned or unplanned. Read on to learn why annual resume updates are a good idea.
Employee retention is something companies desire; however, it can be easy to forget that employees are at the center of organizational success. How they feel about the companies they work for, leadership, teams, and their performance at work can help a company to soar or can cause it to drown. So, how can organizations prioritize employee retention to help other aspects of business flourish?
Although the Millennial and Gen Z generations are relatively close in age, they are starkly different when considering the workplace. What matters at work, values, jobs they are most likely to choose, and the role of technology at work are all areas that these generations share commonalities, but also crucial differences.
As companies begin to craft their goals for 2024, growth is top of mind for many. The role of a capable and dedicated team cannot be overstated, and developing a robust team is essential for any organization seeking growth. This concept applies across industries but is specifically present in accounting and finance.
The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is more relevant than ever in 2023. Its focus on regulatory compliance, financial expertise, career advancement, versatility, global recognition, and ethical standards make it a crucial credential in the world of finance and accounting.
In the dynamic realm of business, growth is the ultimate pursuit and the effective scaling of your team is a fundamental pillar of success. We at J2T have honed this art through our nearly 25 years of enriching lives, one relationship at a time.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) represent a critical strategic move for companies aiming to expand their market presence, diversify their portfolios, or gain a competitive edge. Learn how hiring temporary accounting and finance personnel to see the project through can be the most productive way to navigate M&A.
Missoula, Montana, often referred to as the "Garden City" due to its lush landscapes and vibrant community, is a charming city nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and has much to offer those in the finance and accounting industry. Read on to explore the reasons why Missoula is an excellent place for accounting and finance personnel to live.
When considering career opportunities, accounting and finance professionals often cast their eyes toward bustling financial hubs like New York or California. However, there's a hidden gem in the American West that deserves their attention: Idaho.
As recent graduates in accounting and finance embark on their professional journeys, they often face a challenging transition from the academic world to the workforce. Learn how a temp position after college could launch your career!
In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the role of accounting and finance professionals has become increasingly crucial for organizational success. However, hiring top-tier executives for these roles is a complex and demanding process that requires meticulous planning, strategic thinking, and a comprehensive understanding of industry dynamics.
In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the need for flexibility and adaptability has become paramount. Read on to discover why temporary hires can be a game changer for your business.
As the business landscape evolves, so do the expectations and priorities of high-level accounting and finance candidates. Read to review what this includes for 2023
In recent years, the accounting and finance industries have witnessed a seismic shift in the way they operate, thanks to the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read on to learn more!
In the fast-paced world of recruitment, maintaining effective communication with candidates is crucial. However, "ghosting" candidates after an interview has become common. Read on to discover the importance of communication throughout the interview process.
Discover the keys to success in your 2023 accounting or finance interview with this essential guide.
Chat GPT in the Accounting and Finance industries - the ending will shock you.
Maximize your job application success in 2023 by writing a standout resume.
Now halfway through 2023, J2T provides you with an update on what happened in the last year concerning Boomer’s retirement and even better predictions on what this means for the future
"Bare Minimum Mondays" is the new workplace trend where self-care trumps productivity. Can employers combat it with a creative twist on the workweek?
After the Gen Z Quiet Quitting epidemic of late 2022, where are they now? What was the aftermath? Read this article to find out.
In recent years, salaries have quickly climbed, particularly in the accounting and finance world. However, industry observers say that increasing pay alone may not be enough to remedy the shortage of accountants sweeping across the United States.
The Unemployment rate reached nearly a 60-year low in January, and does not show much sign of rising. A new term has surfaced to describe this trend: Labor Hoarding. Economists describe this as the following; some businesses are experiencing layoffs, but many others are opting to cut worker hours rather than layoff employees.
Do you need help with employee retention in 2023? Read the following article to see why recognition is the key to retention.
Dave Steveson and Ann Waters recently shared their keys to career success with Montana State University's MSIM class of 2023; this article summarizes these important lessons.
Here are five goals to get you job search on track for 2023.
This is J2T's definitive guide to the most important accounting skills and how you can improve them.
LinkedIn is quickly becoming one of the most important aspects of a job search. Find out why and how you can hone your profile.
This article describes why integrating company values should be one of your top priorities.
The tumultuous global social/financial climate has caused millions of Millennials to rethink their career paths. Read more to find out why.
Have you ever wondered what changes will affect the work environment now that Baby Boomers are beginning to retire en masse? Read this article to find out.
It may sound crazy, but offering a free takeout lunch might be the ticket to getting your employees back into the office.
What is the glass ceiling, how does it affect women in the workplace, and how can they break through?
What is "quiet quitting" and how can it affect your company? This article will give you strategies for identifying and curing it.
If you've ever wondered about the benefits of hiring temp workers, look no further!
Accountants are becoming more and more crucial every day; read more to find out why.
This article shows you how to analyze your local job market to identify your professional advantage.
This guide includes starting salaries for Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance, Director of Finance, Director of Accounting, Controller, Assistant Controller, Tax Director, and more.
If you're a startup owner looking to hire a CFO, look no further. This article is J2T's guide to hiring an excellent CFO.
If you're a finance or accounting professional looking for a job, this article is a great resource to help you stand out from the competition with a great resume and cover letter.
This article is aimed at employers who are exploring their options through recruiting. This is the ultimate guide to working with a recruiter if you're looking to fill a position at your company.
Have you ever wondered about the top trends in finance and accounting? Look no further; this is the ultimate guide for any job seeker who's looking to work in finance or accounting in 2022.
If you're a financial analyst looking for work, you need strategies to set yourself apart from the masses. Unfortunately, this problem persists for analysts who have already landed a job. This article is a great place to begin your journey to shine out from your competition so that you can rise to success as a financial analyst.
If you're looking for an accounting job or already have one, this article is a great place to learn how you can stand out from other accountants. We cover many topics, including general knowledge, legality, software, and books you should read.
The finance sector is one of the most exciting growth industries in the world today. If you have a finance degree, this article will show you your options for employment so you can start your journey to success in the finance industry.
Have you ever wondered how to create an intelligent, targeted job search strategy? In this article, we give you sage job-search advice that will guide you on your path to professional success.
Have you ever wondered how you can achieve a balance between financial and emotional compensation? This article outlines strategies to implement emotional compensation in your workforce.
This article outlines the details of financial analysts, what they do, what makes them effective, and how to hire them.
As a small business owner, have you ever wondered if/when you need to hire a controller? If so, this article is a great place to start; we discuss the duties, benefits, and employment trends of controllers in 2022.
What is the Great Resignation, and how does it play into the Great Regret? What does this mean for the future of the modern workforce? What can you do to remedy this? This article answers all these questions and more.
Employee retention is not all about money. These are the top ten strategies to retain your best employees and how you can implement them.
This article outlines the crucial role women play in the finance and accounting industries. We discuss the difference between the two industries and how you can leverage your accounting or finance degree to forge success.
How does an accountant save your company money? Which type of accountant do I need, and how should I source them? This article answers these questions and many more.
This article details how hiring a CPA can save you time while launching your business to the next level. We discuss in-house vs. outsourced CPAs and how to find the right fit.
We detail the ins and outs of finding a good recruiter. There are many aspects you must consider, and we cover all of them in this article.
A look into how COVID-19 has impacted women in the workplace.
An analysis of the temporary staffing industry and what we are expecting in Q3.
You've got your resume ready to go, but where should you spend your time looking for new positions?
Don't let your nerves get the best of you when its time to refresh your resume; just keep these tips in mind.
How Millennial's Can Navigate Workplace Challenges Surrounding COVID19
Take back control of your daily productivity with an ergonomic upgrade for your home office.