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Everyone is watching you Part 1

Finance Manager Survival Guide – Everyone is Watching you! Part 1

We created this guide to help you weather the many trials and tribulations of being a first-time finance or accounting manager.

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Finance Manager Survival Guide – Everyone is Watching you! Part 2

Now that you've got the basics down, read Part 2 of our Finance Manager Guide and learn how to drive performance.

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Guide – Avoid Bad Finance Contractors

Hiring a contractor can be just as hard as hiring a full-time employee - if not harder. Our guide will help you avoid bad hires.

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Help! I’m Interviewing Accountants – The Definitive Guide

This "30 Minute Boot Camp" is meant for anyone who has to interview, assess and deliver accounting talent to their organization.

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The Search for a new CFO – A Hiring Case Study

Finding the successor for any outstanding finance employee is a challenge, not to mention when that employee is your CFO. Learn how Clarity helped our client succeed.

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Enhancing the Finance Function at a Growing Tech Company – A Hiring Case Study

There is a point when every growing business needs to develop a sophisticated, business-oriented finance function. Learn how Clarity helped our client succeed.

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Finding Top Finance Talent During an Expansion or Relocation – A Hiring Case Study

One of the most challenging positions to fill on a finance team is a Director of Finance role. Learn how Clarity helped our client succeed.

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Attract Top Talent – Sample Finance Job Description

Download our sample job ad to see a compelling accounting job description.

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Build an Effective LinkedIn Profile

Build an Effective LinkedIn Profile with these 8 tipsAre you putting your best foot forward online? If you're reading this, you likely already know the crucial role a LinkedIn profile plays in your accounting job search. Having a LinkedIn profile:

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Clarity Labs Research: Performance Traits and Hiring Decisions

In our first Clarity Labs research report, we uncover the most and least desirable performance traits used when hiring accountants.

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The Endowment Effect

Picture this…
You have a friend who buys and sells antique and collectible cars. A car that they purchased 20 years ago for $5,000 dollars is now worth $100,000. Over the past two decades, your friend has invested time and money into the car.

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Dynamic Decision-Making

Would you pull the handle on the slot machine for the 20th time if you were down a grand? Maybe. It depends on your past successes or failures. And this, believe it or not, applies to hiring. Find out how the wins or losses in your not-so-distant past can influence

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FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION BIAS

A deal gone wrong. Unsatisfied clients. Confused team members... and you, the Project Leader. Who is to blame? Turns out that it doesn't matter. Who gets blamed will be the same... every time. Watch this video to find out why...

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SOCIAL LOAFING

When building a high performance team, 1 + 1 doesn't always equal 2! Sometimes it equals much less. Find out how Social Loafing slows your team's performance and what you can do to fix the math...

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CHOOSING VS REJECTING

What if simply changing one phrase in your hiring process could dramatically improve the results? What is that phrase and how could it be so powerful? To learn how even the most objective procedures can be skewed by framing watch this video...

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THE PEAK-END RULE

Want to know what interviewers really remember from an interview? It's likely a lot less than you think. If you're still using the duration of the interview or the overall tone as a metric for how well it went, it's time to learn about The Peak-End Rule. Sharpen your knowledge

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THE AMBIGUITY EFFECT

Considering leaving something off your resume? Think again. Leaving something off your resume could be a red flag to those looking at it. Learn about the Ambiguity Effect to find out when gaps matter and when they don't...

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WARMTH AND COMPETENCE

Want to know what people judge when they first meet you? Which thin slices they use to form their initial impressions and judgments? Learning about the Warmth and Competence model can help us to understand how we are judged and what biases this can present in the hiring process...

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THIN SLICING

How do people judge you? How quickly can they make assessments about you? And how accurate are those unexplainable "gut feelings"? If you want to learn about when to trust your gut (and what others guts are saying about you) start by learning about Thin Slicing...

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Clarity Recruitment

Clarity Recruitment, Toronto’s source for Finance and Accounting talent, will bring clarity to your hires and your career. We are bringing success to businesses and disruption to an industry sorely in need of change.

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