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Jan 14, 2016, 08:11 ET
In an Accountemps survey, 86 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said having a mentor is somewhat or very important for career development, yet only 26 percent of workers have one. Only 18 percent of female professionals interviewed said they have a mentor compared to 33 percent of male respondents. Among the greatest benefits of this relationship, according to CFOs, is learning firsthand from someone in a role to which you aspire.

The Valuable Career Guide Many Professionals Lack

If your New Year's resolutions have already fallen by the wayside, here's an idea to help you get...

Nov 19, 2015, 08:11 ET

Holiday Bonus: Impending Time Off Pushes The Pedal On Productivity

 Santa's not the only one making a list and checking it twice: Many employees shift into high gear as the holidays approach, a new survey from...

Nov 03, 2015, 08:11 ET
If you were given the opportunity to go back in time and change your career, would you? According to a recent Accountemps survey, nearly seven in 10 accounting and finance workers would choose to stay put.

Job Duties The Top Draw To Accounting Profession

If you were given the opportunity to go back in time and change your career, would you? According to a recent Accountemps survey, nearly seven in...

Oct 15, 2015, 08:11 ET

Your Dream Candidate May Be The Temp Right In Front Of You

 A "working interview" may be the key to your next successful hire. More than one-third (34 percent) of chief financial officers...

Sep 24, 2015, 08:10 ET

QUESTIONABLE QUESTIONS? Work Expectations, Salary Top of Mind for Candidates During Job Interviews

 Employers aren't the only ones doing the asking during job interviews. A large majority (84 percent) of professionals polled by Accountemps...

Aug 18, 2015, 08:10 ET

The Lonesome Lunch Break: Employees Prefer Lunch with a Colleague but More Commonly Dine Solo

The "lunch bunch" isn't a reality for most workers, a new survey from Accountemps suggests. When asked how they spend their lunch hour, nearly half...

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

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 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 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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...