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  • Why good employees leave and what your bank can do about it

    Today, the financial industry’s talent crisis is a hot topic as community financial institutions around the world struggle to retain and attain employees, pushing them to ask, “How long are our tenured employees sticking around?” While employee turnover is a normal part of any functioning business, a Deloitte study states…
  • 4 Strategies to keep up with tech changes

    As technology continues to evolve, it is difficult for every team member to keep up. Employers can help by implementing strategies to ensure that employees are proficient in and knowledgeable of new industry tech. The below strategies will guide a firm’s development of well-informed, proficient employees.  1. Where do your…
  • Three ways to keep your best employees from leaving your firm

    A few decades ago, it was fairly common for a person to secure a job immediately following graduation from school and remain with the company until retirement. Those days are gone, and now, hanging on to top talent is a significant concern for most employers. In October, PayScale, the online…
  • Don’t worry, be happy: Firm-wide benefits of an accounting mentorship program

    Do you recall your first few years post-grad? You may yearn for fewer responsibilities (and wrinkles) and more “free” time of ages 22 through your mid to late 20s, or you may remember it less fondly in a small apartment with many roommates and less in the bank. No matter…
  • Thought starter: Top challenges accountants face and actionable ideas to solve them

    Comedian and television writer/producer Larry David has said, “I'm not a person who embraces challenges. I run from challenges. I break world records running from challenges.” Humor aside, accountants don’t have the luxury of thinking that way. While accounting was identified as the most profitable industry of the last 12…
  • An accounting firm's checklist for attracting and keeping talented team members

    Finding and retaining qualified staff is a top concern among accounting firms, according to the AICPA. Establishing a plan to recruit and develop staff in your firm will help you attract and keep top-notch employees. This checklist provides 4 steps you can take to win and retain talented team members.…
  • Beyond benefits: Banks that invest in their employees' well-being

    Even in a corporate environment that is on a never-ending mission to cut expenses and increase profitability, some banks still refuse to let their employees suffer as a consequence. While a comfortable salary and competitive benefits package are always nice perks, a few key institutions have gone the extra mile…
  • Happy community banking month

    It’s no joke, April 1st kicks off the start of Community Banking Month! Over the next couple weeks, do something special to celebrate your accomplishments and remind your community of just how much your bank does for them all year. Even if you’re already planning a big event for your…
  • What questions should bank boards be answering?

    Bank and credit union board members make every decision with a delicate balance of trying to maximize the institution’s performance without putting themselves at risk, according to a recent article by Jack Milligan. In the article, Milligan highlights four uncomfortable questions every bank board should answer: • Does the CEO…
  • 2014 Community banking best practices: Investing in project management training

    In last week's that kicked off the 2014 community bank best practices series, we discussed the importance of developing a risk-based pricing mechanism to augment your income so that you’re sufficiently compensated for the risks your institution is taking. This post will explore the reasons why you should, if you…
  • 5 Ways for small businesses to give employees "affordable" holiday bonuses

    By Bailey McCann, Funding Gates When it comes to the holidays, there are a lot of ways you can reward your employees for their hard work. As much as you’d like to spend big money on gifts for everyone, that isn’t always feasible. So, what do you do to make the…