Why Do Diverse Development Teams Devise Better Solutions?

While most business leaders are aware that diversity can enhance a team’s problem-solving capabilities and lead to greater levels of innovation, not all managers understand why. In some cases, leaders attribute the success solely to the individuals, touting their ability and experience as the source of better outcomes. However, a diverse development team can perform at a level that is higher ...

How to Keep Your Accounting Career Ahead of Tech Developments

Accounting as an industry is in transition when it comes to technical developments. As new technologies enter their workplaces, they will see opportunities to eliminate manual and highly repetitive tasks from their plates thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation solutions. However, this also means accounting professionals need to update their skills. Otherwise, some peo...

Here’s How to Get Your LinkedIn Profile Optimized for Job Searching

Your LinkedIn profile can be a powerful part of your job search. On the platform, you can share more information than you can on a resume, allowing hiring managers to learn more about your skills and experience. Additionally, recruiters and companies often search LinkedIn to find potential candidates for their positions. You may learn about opportunities that aren’t widely advertised if your ...

Five Top Tech Trends to Watch For in 2019

Each year signals the beginning of new trends. In 2019, the technology world is poised to make major strides, both in the implementation of innovative solutions and the introduction of new developments that will drive technology in the years to come. By staying aware of the strongest tech trends, you can poise your business to take advantage of the emerging systems. Here are the top five tech t...

VincentBenjamin Named Among Best Places to Work by Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix, AZ – December 21, 2018 – VincentBenjamin was recently ranked #5 on Phoenix's Best Places to Work in the Small business category by the Phoenix Business Journal, based on a survey of current employees conducted by Quantum Workplace. “We’re proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in Phoenix,” said Ben Howard, CEO and Founding Member. “Participating companies a...

2018 Recap: Top Posts for Candidates and Job Seekers

As 2018 draws to a close, many people take a moment to reflect on the previous year and plan for the future. If your goal for 2019 is to land a new job, here are the top five must-read posts to help you get started. 1. Get Social: How to Prepare Your Social Media Presence for the Job Hunt Social media continues to play a larger role than ever in the recruitment and hiring process. Neglecting to ...

2018 Recap: Top Posts for Managers and Hiring Professionals

As 2018 draws to a close, companies often look to the future, making plans to ensure the success of their business in the year to come. To help you make 2019 the best year possible, here are the top five posts that can assist you with your goals. 1. Four Professional Development Opportunities to Offer Your Employees When you offer your employees the chance to learn and grow, everyone benefits. N...

Three Steps to a More Diverse Hiring Process

Having a diverse workforce provides a number of benefits, leading many companies to make diversity in hiring one of their top priorities. However, figuring out how to attract a more diverse group of candidates can be challenging, and ensuring your hiring process doesn’t harm your goals adds another layer of complexity. Luckily, there are things you can do to increase your diversity in hiring,...

Personal Branding 101: Preparing for Job Search Success in the New Year

Your personal brand is a reflection of who you are, both as a person and a professional. By cultivating a strong reputation through personal branding, you shape the first impression others receive from you, which affects the opportunities you attract and your career success. For many, figuring out how to build a personal brand is a challenge. However, it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. If...

Making the Leap from Agile to DevOps

In 2001, Agile began to shift the software development landscape. As a methodology, it promoted efficiency by breaking down large projects into manageable chunks, accelerating feedback loops and providing an innate level of flexibility and adaptability. Over time, companies began to embrace Agile to speed up their development cycles. However, there was still room for improvement. This led to th...

How to Grow Your Referral Network in Accounting

Referrals can be an excellent way to secure more business. Often, a friendly word about the quality of your accounting services can go a long way when you need to land more clients, so having a robust referral network may be the key to your success. Luckily, expanding your referral network doesn’t have to be a challenging task. If you aren’t sure where to begin, here are some tips on how to...

Five Tips for Explaining Financial Concepts to Non-Financial Managers

Every industry and profession has its own unique terms and acronyms. Plus, when it comes to accounting and finance, numbers often speak volumes to them even if they leave non-financial managers glassy-eyed. Learning to explain financial concepts to managers who work in other fields is essential if you want to excel. If you aren’t sure how to begin, here are five tips you can start using today...

How to Avoid Impacting Your Developers’ Productivity

When it comes to productivity, most advice focuses solely on how you can increase it. However, if you don’t look at the activities that are harming your developers’ abilities to complete their work quickly and efficiently, you are missing a critical part of the productivity puzzle. While examining the impact of your actions can be difficult, it’s vital if you want to create an ideal envir...

How Does the Cost of a Bad Hire Impact Your Business?

Most companies recognize that a single bad hire comes with a cost, but some underestimate exactly how damaging a lackluster employee can be to the organization financially. While the precise price tag varies, an estimate by the Department of Labor suggests that the expense equals at least 30 percent of the worker’s first-year earnings. For a small company with limited capital, that can be a sign...

Cryptocurrencies and Accounting: What You Need to Know as the Industry Evolves

After the value of Bitcoin skyrocketed at the end of 2017, cryptocurrencies became the center of a lot of attention. However, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding the industry, including when it comes to regulation and how best to manage them as potential assets. Additionally, there is still a lot of doubt regarding their actual value, both as a form of currency and as a potential inve...

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...

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