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Jul 28, 2015, 08:10 ET

Real-World Experience, Office Politics are Top Post-College Challenges for Accountants in First Job, Survey Says

 College students may be heading back to school soon, but they won't find everything they need to know for their jobs in their textbooks. In an...

Jun 30, 2015, 08:11 ET

Who do executives turn to first for job-change advice?

Survey Shows Spouse Remains Chief Career Advisor for Managers TORONTO, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Who says people don't listen to their better...

Jun 30, 2015, 08:11 ET
When considering a job change, most executives consult their better half. Forty-three percent of managers in an Accountemps survey said they turn first to a spouse or significant other for advice when evaluating a potential job change.

Who Do Executives Turn To First For Job-Change Advice?

 Who says people don't listen to their better half? According to a recent Accountemps survey, more than two in five (43 percent) executives...

May 28, 2015, 08:11 ET
Twenty-seven percent of CFOs said the most common workplace etiquette offense is being distracted during meetings, according to a survey by Accountemps.

Managers, Employees Disagree On Most Common Workplace Etiquette Breach

The rules you were taught in elementary school — pay attention, don't be late, and if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at...

May 28, 2015, 08:11 ET

Managers, Employees Agree on Most Common Workplace Etiquette Breach

Gossip Takes the Cake as Biggest Office Offence TORONTO, May 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The rules you were taught in elementary school — pay...

May 07, 2015, 08:11 ET
New research from Accountemps suggests it may be a good time to ask for that raise or promotion. To keep workers from jumping ship, 63 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed recently said they are promoting top performers, and 52 percent are raising salaries. In total, 79 percent of the CFOs polled are taking steps to improve employee retention as the economy recovers.

Top Tactics For Turning The Turnover Tide

New research from Accountemps suggests it may be a good time to ask for that raise or promotion. To keep workers from jumping ship, 63 percent of...

Apr 09, 2015, 08:11 ET

How to Launch an Accounting Career

CFOs Advise Accounting Graduates to Look for Jobs in Smaller Companies, General Accounting TORONTO, April 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Accounting graduates may...

Apr 09, 2015, 08:11 ET
More than half (56 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed for an Accountemps survey said they would steer entry-level professionals toward careers at small to midsize companies. When asked what specialization they would recommend for new graduates, almost three-quarters (74 percent) of CFOs said general accounting.

How To Launch An Accounting Career

 Accounting graduates may want to think small when launching their careers, a new Accountemps survey suggests. More than half (56 percent) of...

Mar 11, 2015, 08:11 ET
Managers and employees don't necessarily see eye to eye when it comes to what employees want at work, according to research from Accountemps.

Beyond Salary, What Do Employees Really Want In 2015?

 As the focus on employee recruitment and retention sharpens in a recovering economy, many executives may be undervaluing a perk their...

Mar 11, 2015, 08:11 ET

Beyond Salary, What Do Employees Really Want in 2015?

The Answer May Surprise Managers TORONTO, March 11, 2015 /CNW/ - As the focus on employee recruitment and retention sharpens, many executives may...

Feb 17, 2015, 08:11 ET
According to an Accountemps survey, 36 percent of CFOs said remote work opportunities have increased at their companies over the past three years.

Large Vs. Small Companies: Who's Winning Out When It Comes To Remote Work?

 A growing number of professionals are heading to the office without ever leaving the house, a new Accountemps survey shows. More than...

Feb 17, 2015, 08:11 ET

More companies offering employees opportunity to work remotely

Survey suggests increased morale and retention are greatest benefits TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - A growing number of professionals are heading...

Jan 15, 2015, 08:11 ET

Labour of Love

Survey: Nearly Half of Employees Would Keep Working if They Were to Hit the Jackpot TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The saying "money isn't...

Jan 15, 2015, 08:11 ET
While professionals may dream of striking it rich and retiring to a tropical island, in reality, most would prefer to keep working, according to an Accountemps survey.

Three In Four Employees Would Keep Working If They Received A Financial Windfall

 The saying "money isn't everything" just may hold true, suggests an Accountemps survey. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of employees...

Dec 18, 2014, 10:38 ET

Is Job Hopping Losing Its Stigma?

Accountemps Survey Shows That a Majority of Younger Workers See the Upside of Frequent Job Changes TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Job hopping...

Dec 18, 2014, 08:11 ET
Job Hopping May Be Losing Its Stigma, According to Accountemps Survey

Is Job Hopping Losing Its Stigma?

 Job hopping may be losing its bad reputation, at least among the youngest generation of U.S. workers, a new Accountemps survey suggests....

Nov 20, 2014, 08:11 ET

Demands for Promotions and Pay Bumps Are on the Rise

43 Per cent of CFOs Say Raise or Promotion Requests Have Increased from Two Years Ago, According to Accountemps Survey TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2014...

Nov 20, 2014, 08:11 ET
Forty-three percent of CFOs interviewed said requests for raises or promotions have increased from two years ago, according to a new Accountemps survey.

As Demand For Skilled Professionals Rises, So Do Calls For Pay Bumps And Promotions

If managers are not already fielding requests from employees for raises and promotions, they soon may be, a new Accountemps survey suggests. An...

Oct 28, 2014, 08:11 ET

5 big reasons to smile on International Accounting Day, November 10

Accountemps Highlights Surprising Facts About Accounting Profession  TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - It's a good time to be an...

Oct 28, 2014, 08:11 ET
Accountemps Reveals Five Surprising Facts About the Accounting Profession

5 Big Reasons To Smile On International Accounting Day, November 10

 It's a good time to be an accountant. International Accounting Day is November 10, and there are plenty of reasons for accountants to...