• What You Need to Know About Your First Job Search

    by Paul McDonald, Robert Half | May 12, 2016
    U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding just 160,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This was below what most analysts had expected. The BLS also noted that job gains for February and Marchwere 19,000 less than previously reported. Taking the adjustments into account, employers have added 769,000 positions since the start of the year, for an average of 192,000 jobs per month in 2016. That compares to 205,000 jobs per month, on average, at this time last year.
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  • Hitting the Books for the New CPA Exam? Read This First

    by Monette Anderson | May 12, 2016
    You've probably heard by now that some major changes are coming to the CPA exam. Before you hit the books, here's what you need to know.
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    Taking an Innovative Approach to Communication in the Corporate World

    by Peter A. Margaritis | Mar 16, 2016
    What makes a company or corporation great? What is it that makes them truly stand out among their competitors? It is by using an innovative approach to the way they communicate with the clients and with each other during the day to day inner workings. And that innovative approach is found in the principles of improvisation to promote a simpler, more effective way to work as a team. Improv is more than standup comedy. At its foundation, improv is about leadership.
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    How to Say No Without Burning Bridges

    by Monette Anderson | Mar 15, 2016
    Conventional wisdom for new professionals advises that to get to the top you should always be available to take on extra projects, to work harder than the person on your left and smarter than the person on your right. Working hard is an admirable quality and honoring one’s commitments is important—we’re not suggesting otherwise.
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  • "More" vs. "More effective" Communication

    by Jen Mueller | Mar 02, 2016
    More is better. That’s what we’ve been trained to believe in business. Have a problem? Throw more at it until it’s fixed. More time. More money. More resources. It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that most business professionals assume “more” improves communication too. They use more words, spend more time talking and engage in more conversations all in an effort to become better communicators. Those tactics rarely work.
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