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A Job Seeker’s Guide to Modern Business Customs: The Importance of a Handshake During Your Job Search.

Thirty years ago the rules of business were very straightforward. Professionals were expected to be at work by 8:00 AM wearing a suit. Personal problems were left at home and the workplace was solely designed for one thing: work. In today’s professional landscape of ‘startup casual,’ flexible work hours, hugs instead of handshakes, and bring your dog to work, the lines have blurred as professional “standards” transform in front of us to attract professional talent of younger generations entering the workforce. So how do modern business customs impact your job search?

By | June 26th, 2018|

3 Ways Dogs Improve Corporate Culture and Workplace Productivity

What are the benefits of bringing your dog to work? Here are three ways dogs improve employee engagement and productivity. You have an interview today. Not just any interview either. This is an interview for your dream job. Landing an opportunity such as this is key to demonstrating a consistent progression through the ranks of accounting leadership. Not only is [...]

By | June 21st, 2018|

5 Tips for Working Moms on Mother’s Day

What are working moms in need of most? Support. Here are 5 tips to being a working mom from working moms just like you.   Although some employers feel as though the boundary between a woman’s work and personal life is a clear one, we are firm believers that as a mom, maintaining that boundary is easier said than done. [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|

4 Ways to Streamline Your Hiring Process in a Candidate-Driven Market

Unlike reconciling the books or preparing financial statements, hiring is never a straightforward or simple process. Move too fast and risk making a bad hire. Move too slow and risk losing out on a great hire. Here are four ways you can mitigate risk and improve your chances of making the right hire as a hiring manager.

By | April 24th, 2018|

A Busy Season Story You Can Relate To #SurvivingBusySeason

If you have ever worked in public accounting, you know all too well January through April are in fact the longest months of the year. No, we are not referring to shorter amounts of daylight and gloomy winter weather. We are talking about what accountants call “busy season.” What is the funniest thing that has happened to you during “busy season”? Here’s our most memorable story from Manager, Ronda Burchard.

By | January 29th, 2018|

Here’s to you, HR!

Your company's internal recruiters are your friends, not your enemies. We realize it can be challenging though. Here are 5 tips to effectively work with your internal HR department as a hiring manager in accounting or finance.

By | January 8th, 2018|

Five Reasons Why Working With A Recruiter is A Better Return on Investment Than Using Hiring Software

You’ve crafted a detailed job description, received enough funding in the yearly budget to grow your team, and are ready to hit the ground running to start the hiring process. Now, it’s time to find the perfect candidate. But… where do you start? With hundreds of online job boards, the hiring process can seem overwhelming even for the most seasoned [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|

Not Just The Number Crunchers: The Uncovered Hobbies and Talents of Greater St. Louis Area Financial Professionals

As a financial and accounting recruitment firm, Burchard & Associates focuses on one thing: People. Every day, we meet with members of the St. Louis financial community. We learn why they want to make a move in their career, the qualities they are looking for in a company and peers, and why they decided to enter the financial industry in [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|
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