How to Find Success Hiring Millennial Accounting Talent

Millennials are already the largest generation in the workforce, and they are expected to make up half in less than a decade. Companies are having to increasingly focus their recruitment efforts on this generation, and many of them are struggling to attract the Millennial accounting talent they need to thrive. Luckily, there are things you can do to increase your odds of success. Here’s how t...

What Skills Make for a Talented DevOps Engineer?

DevOps is becoming an increasingly popular method for delivering software and security updates, driven by the increased level of efficiency surrounding the approach. As more companies embrace the methodologies, demand for skilled DevOps engineers is rising. However, if you want to land one of these lucrative positions, you need to bring the right skills to the table. If you're going to have a s...

Five Steps to Success in Your Next Technical Interview

Technical interviews are increasingly becoming part of the hiring process. They allow employers to assess a person’s capabilities more accurately by providing them with tasks and challenges that must be completed, often on the spot during the interview. Having an upcoming technical interview can be stressful, particularly since you may only have a general idea of what will be covered. However...

Keep Your Company Ahead of Automation Advances in Accounting

Over recent years, automation has become an increasingly substantial force in the accounting field. Technology can assist with numerous tasks that were once challenging for people to manage, ranging from sorting large quantities of numerical data to spotting patterns that may indicate issues. When it comes to automation, it’s wise to keep an eye on emerging trends and upcoming technological a...

How Can You Know a Company is Right For You Before Accepting the Job?

When you are presented with a job offer, how do you know if it’s the right one for you? You may have met with your prospective manager during the hiring process, researched what you would do for the company and even caught glimpses of the environment. Usually, that experience only provides a small window into what working for the business is like, and that can make it hard to determine if you sh...

Redeployment Can Be an Asset to Your Team in the Talent War

When your contract employee reaches the end of an assignment, what happens next? The employee was brought on for a defined time to manage a specific objective. If you’ve found a top-notch worker for your organization, what do you do to make sure they keep contributing to your team? By examining a worker’s redeployment potential, you may be able to retain a skilled professional, allowing you...

Rapid Three-Year Growth Earns VincentBenjamin Accolades from Inc. 5000, SIA

Phoenix, AZ – August 29, 2018 – For the sixth consecutive year, VincentBenjamin has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing, privately held companies with a three-year growth of 168 percent. “It’s a great honor to make the Inc. 5000 list for the sixth straight year,” said Ben Howard, Managing Member. “VincentBenjamin’s growth is powered by our ongoing in...

How Technology Can Enhance Your Company’s Mentoring Program

Technology has fundamentally changed the human experience, allowing people from across the world to connect and share information. On a smaller scale, tech has revolutionized the workplace, promoting collaboration and communication by providing easy to use mechanisms for connecting. Technology provides more avenues for communication in the professional space. Embracing these solutions can enhan...

Five Jobs to Pursue to Break into the Artificial Intelligence Industry

As artificial intelligence (AI) advancements continue to change the way we do business, the idea of working in the AI sector can be incredibly enticing. The field is still considered emerging, and there is a significant amount of potential for revolution across many industries. For some, figuring out how to break into the AI industry can seem challenging. If you don’t have prior experience in...

How Much Does a Bad Hire Cost Your Business?

Maybe you were in a hurry to fill a vacant position and selected a less-than-ideal job seeker for a role. Perhaps you weren’t as diligent in your screening process, resulting in a poor selection, or simply discovered after the person began to work at your company that they weren’t the strong match you originally believed them to be. Regardless of the events leading to a bad hire, now you mu...

Do You Know if Remote Work is Right for You?

Many professionals find the idea of working remotely appealing. This means you can work from your home, your favorite coffee shop or any other location that works for you. The additional flexibility offered by remote work goes beyond an individual workday. You can work in remote opportunities that give you the chance to work with companies in different parts of the country – or even with busines...

The Eight Traits Every Great Accountant Brings to the Table

If you want to be an outstanding accountant, you need to have a well-rounded skill set along with the communication and leadership skills to succeed. Without these qualities, it may be hard to excel in such a critical role. However, if you possess these characteristics and the required level of know-how, rising to the top is certainly a possibility. 1. Organization and Time Management Accountant...

Set Up Your Contract Hires for Success with Your Onboarding Program

When you bring a new contract worker into your organization, having a reliable and thorough onboarding program ensures they can effectively hit the ground running. It provides a platform for relaying critical information while increasing the new hire’s comfort level. If you want to put your contract hires in position for success, you need to carefully craft your onboarding process. Here’s ...

New at the Office? Here’s Four Ways to Build Respect and Influence With Your New Team

Landing a new job is exciting, but it also represents new challenges. Integrating into your new office quickly ensures you can hit the ground running and ramp up your productivity quickly. Building respect and influence with your new team requires diligence, especially if you wish to make quick progress. If you want to do just that, here are some techniques to help you along the way. 1. Be the...

Is Artificial Intelligence an Opportunity or a Threat to the Staffing Industry?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has made its way into a vast number of fields and industries, including recruiting. The technology has fundamentally changed how specific tasks are done, creating increased efficiency, but also adding the potential to put certain positions at risk. This leaves many to wonder whether AI will empower companies to make better decisions in areas like recruitment or if d...

Eight Types of Interviews to Prepare For

When most people think of interviews, they picture themselves sitting across from a hiring manager and answering questions about their work history. But, that isn’t the only option. Companies may use a variety of interview formats to gauge which candidate should receive a job offer, often tailoring their approach based on their unique needs or circumstances. As a job seeker, it’s wise to be...

Three Ways Cloud Technology is Changing Accounting Systems

Cloud technology is impacting nearly every business area in the world today. These systems provide companies with the opportunity to store data, complete complex tasks, and maintain compliance – often without the need for additional infrastructure. The rise of cloud-based accounting systems has led to significant advances, giving businesses the ability to increase capacity and efficiency with...

Dress to Impress for Your Next Technology Interview

While many tech pros are confident in their abilities to interview in any environment, figuring out what to wear can be a challenge for others. This is partially based on the fact that technology workplaces often have varying standards when it comes to attire, ranging from incredibly casual to full-blown professional. Since you may not be able to anticipate which environment you’re going to walk...

Optimize Your Workplace by Helping Contractors and Full-Timers Work Together

Managing a blended workforce is a challenge. Integrating your permanent staff with contingent workers requires a unique approach. Otherwise, the workplace won’t function as a cohesive unit. However, when properly managed, leveraging full-time employees and contractors can yield magnificent results, allowing you to have the right kind of expertise available at the proper times. Plus, it gives ...

Find Your Next Tech Superstar With a Hackathon

Let’s face facts; you can only learn so much about a candidate during a traditional interview. Sure, you can ask them questions about their experience or possibly review a sampling of their work, but that doesn’t give you a full guarantee of how they will perform if offered the role. One of the easiest ways to know if you’ve found a tech superstar is to see them in action. And one fun and...

Going Up? Prepare Yourself by Crafting the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Typically, you don’t have a lot of time to make a strong first impression. People will usually start sizing you up in a matter of seconds, so you need to make every one of those initial impressions work in your favor, and that’s where the elevator pitch comes in. An elevator pitch is a short speech that summarizes your passions and experience, often in 30 seconds or less. It serves as a hig...

Four Professional Development Opportunities to Offer Your Employees

One of the prominent ways to retain top employees is to provide them access to professional development opportunities to advance their career. The chance to gain new skills and advance in a company is often cited as one of the most desirable benefits a business can offer their workers, so failing to meet this need can cost you. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can provide such opportunit...

How to Turn Your Contract Opportunity into a Permanent Position

If you enjoy your current contract position, the idea of leaving can be hard to bear. Many professionals have the opportunity to work with some of the area’s leading employers during short-term contracts, making the idea of staying especially enticing. While the old adage “all good things must come to an end” may seem to apply to these situations, that doesn’t have to be the case. There...

Why Great Communication Skills Are the Key to Landing Your Next Opportunity

When you’re looking to land a particularly coveted accounting or tech position, you are likely going to face some stiff competition. Typically, the majority of those who apply to stellar opportunities have the requisite hard skills to do the job, so you need to go the extra mile to set yourself apart. One of the most effective approaches for standing out from the crowd is to highlight your co...

Five Questions to Assess a Candidate’s Fit for Your Company

While assessing a candidate’s hard skills is certainly a primary goal of the interview process, there is more to determining whether they will be a great fit than technical ability. Cultural fit is often just as important as it is typically a strong indicator of a job seeker’s potential for success within the organization. If you need to assess a candidate for cultural fit, here are five qu...

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