It just makes sense that workers who are content in their jobs are more productive and motivated than those who are not. But for managers to cultivate happy teams, the challenge is knowing what compels employees to arrive at the office each day enthusiastic and engaged rather than dreading...
If you feel your department is understaffed, you’re not alone. According to the Robert Half report Benchmarking the Accounting & Finance Function 2017, 39% of U.S. business leaders interviewed feel their departments don’t have a full complement of employees. The largest companies — those worth $5 billion or more...
Working overtime, barely making deadlines, a demanding boss: These pressures may be part of life for an accountant. According to a recent Accountemps survey of U.S. workers, 60 per cent of respondents said their level of job-related stress has risen over the last five years. The survey also finds a...
Specialist expertise has never been more valuable at executive level. The business landscape is becoming increasingly complex – frequent political and economic curveballs, our thirst for instant information and the continuing march of technology has created a challenging environment for companies large and small, with the pressure evident in...
Research from the Robert Walters Career Lifestyle Survey1 has revealed that 45% of finance professionals do not leave their desk for lunch. 24% left their desk but remain in the office while just 31% left the office during their break while. The survey also found that almost half (48%) of...
Accounting and finance leaders have plenty of concerns that keep them up at night. But surprisingly, their daily stressors aren’t always on the macroeconomic scale, such as gross domestic product, political instability abroad or global stock prices. According to a new survey, the causes for sleeplessness may be much...
Congratulations, you’re about to graduate with your bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting. Now comes the challenge: landing your first job in the financial industry. The good news is the hiring landscape for entry-level professionals is strong. In fact, CFOs responding to an Accountemps survey said the reason they...
Finance employers have retained a bullish economic outlook following the EU referendum, with nine out of ten organisations expecting business activity to either remain the same or increase in the coming year, according to the Hays UK Salary & Recruiting Trends 2017 guide. The research, compiled by recruiter Hays Accountancy...
Being an accountant has plenty of perks and benefits, but one of them is probably not happiness at work. That’s according to Robert Half’s recent report IT’S TIME WE ALL WORK HAPPY.® Of the eight fields we surveyed, employees in finance, financial services and accounting ranked themselves near the...
A recent study from CV-Library revealed that three quarters of accounting professionals go into work when they’re sick, despite 88.3% admitting that it makes them less productive. While it’s never ideal for a business to be operating on a lower headcount, presenteeism could actually be having a damaging effect...