When is Hiring 2 Accountants for the Price of 1 a Good Idea?


Who doesn't love a deal, especially when it's two for the price of one?  Ok, maybe we really didn't need two alpaca blankets in deep purple, but really – it's a deal and who can resist a bargain?

So this raises an interesting question – is there ever a time when it makes sense to hire two junior resources instead of a more expensive senior person?  After all, you get two sets of hands, two brains – makes sense doesn't it?  Sometimes.

This perspective is echoed by a VP Finance we spoke with, who gave us some time and perspective on the tricky art of building a high quality team.

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Hiring Accountants? Why Communication is Key


For many managers, hiring time is akin to placing flaming bamboo shoots under their fingernails. But there is hope in sight.

There are a few things you can do to streamline the process and increase your chances of success, particularly if you’re working with a tenured finance and accounting recruitment agency.

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Why Exclusive Searches Are the Best Way to Recruit Top Talent


When you have to fill a role it might seem logical to engage multiple firms. After all, if you increase the number of recruiting agencies, then you improve the chances of success. Right? Not exactly.

While it might be appealing to take an ‘all hands on deck’ approach, there are some advantages that come with using an exclusive search. Here are 3 of them.

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Need Help Hiring? How to Identify a Good Recruiter


It’s crunch time. Your team is down a person and you need to hire quickly.

You decide to add a recruiter into the mix, but aren’t sure how to identify a good one.

Since time and money are of the essence it pays to know if a recruiter will be able to deliver for you. Here are three signs that you’ve connected with an exceptional one.

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3 Myths About Working With Finance Recruiters


Whether you are a job seeker or hiring manager, there are a number of misconceptions that exist about working with finance recruiters.

These myths can lead to misunderstandings and lost opportunities.

To ensure you get the most out of your relationship with a finance recruiter DON’T believe the following.

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What to Look For in a Toronto Recruiter


There’s no doubt that it pays to do your due diligence before bringing a recruiting company on board.

You need to assess whether or not the company has invested their time, energy and capital in creating a different approach. After all, there’s no point in doing what’s been done before if it doesn’t work.

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What to Expect When You Hire a Toronto Recruiter


When you’re down to the wire and you realize you need assistance to land a great candidate, you may want to contact a Toronto recruiter who specializes in the finance and accounting industry.

But what should you expect when you bring someone on board to help you find and secure great talent? Here's what you need to know.

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Top 3 Finance and Accounting Hiring Lessons From 2014


When we started Clarity Recruitment we wanted to change the hiring landscape.

In order to do that we needed to learn and evolve. With the average bad hire costing 100% of the employee’s first year salary, the impetus for creating a successful process was substantial. Here are our top 3 finance and accounting hiring lessons from 2014. Read more


Hiring? How to Choose the Best Financial Recruiter in Toronto

Finding exceptional talent can be like trying to find the proverbial needle in the haystack.

The best financial recruiters in Toronto, however, can be your secret weapon for identifying and landing top performers. But how do you separate the average recruiter from the one who will drive results for you?

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Why the Best Finance Recruiters Care About Passive Candidates

Imagine that you are perfectly happy with your car. It runs well, performs to expectations and you really have no complaints. At the same time, the idea of driving a Porsche, any Porsche for that matter, appeals to you.

You’d be willing to trade up if the right situation appeared – price, features and well, winning the lottery. Passive candidates are described as those who are currently employed, and they can feel about their roles, the way you might feel about your car. While not actively looking, they might transition if the right opportunity came along. The best finance recruiters care about passive candidates. Here’s why.

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