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How Do I Make a POSITIVE Lasting Impression?

By Lily Brooks “Almost everyone will make a good first impression, but only a few will make a good lasting impression” — Sonya Parker Let’s be frank. Interviews are (usually) not fun. This is tough, especially when we consider how truly important they are. Depending on how much we want the job, there’s an element…

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How to Reassure Your Employer as You Work from Home

By Rae Shungur Working from home. “Blah, blah, blah,” is probably what you’re thinking by now, “great, another article on how to win employee of the month, from my kitchen office”. Well, that’s what this article is all about—my deep thoughts on how to keep the old career engine revving as you fuse comfortable sweatpants…

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7+ Surprising Employee Benefits Trends [2021]

As employees and workplaces are constantly changing and evolving, especially in the age of COVID-19 restrictions, it makes sense that trends about Employee Benefits are also evolving. If you’re searching for ways to provide perks and benefits to your employees, you’ll want to pay attention to how the employee benefit trends are evolving and stay…

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Why Effective Workplace Communication is so Critical

By Joe Gagliardi Effective communication in the workplace has always been a tenet of a dynamic  leadership team. However, too often this commitment to effective communication gets lost  in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day business. Then you layer on a once in a 100-year pandemic where communication is even more critical, yet it gets…

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How Much, Exactly, Do Recruitment Agencies Charge?

By Snober Bains A simple question with a not so simple answer (cue groan from audience). My answer is, “It depends”! Unfortunately, not all firms are made equal, and, therefore, not all recruiting firms charge a similar cost for what might appear to be a similar service, which makes comparison between firms not an Apples-to-Apples…

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Is your team attending the Corporate Growth Summit? Only 18 days left to register.

Our very own Jason Dick, Chapter President for ACG Edmonton, cordially invites you to participate in the 9th Annual Corporate Growth Summit Series, held on March 10th to 12th, 2021. The theme is Rise To Shine: An Early Start To Business Growth. If you are looking for an amazing virtual team building event, more information, or to…

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Post-secondary students: the CPA Education Foundation Future Professionals Conference is coming up in just two weeks!

At #FPC2021, Joe Gagliardi, FCPA, FCMA, ICD.D will give his top tips for a successful business career and practical ideas to help you build your own. He’ll cover interview tools, job seeking in 2021, and negotiation skills. Joe is one of the founding partners, and is now a managing partner, of Recruitment Partners Inc. He is active in…

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The Big Picture

CPAs share their insight on how the designation provides the skills to help you see the big picture. Soft skills can prove to be invaluable when it comes to success in the professional world. They are the non-technical competencies related to how employees work, such as customer service, communication, problem-solving, and teamwork. Some of these…

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The Power of Perks

By Nicole Kittlitz, Candice Rookes and Rae Shungur. PERKS, we all love them…but really, what are they?   You know that scene in Good Will Hunting when Chuckie (played by Ben Affleck) attends the job interview impersonating his genius friend, Will (Matt Damon)?  On the way out the door when he asks for a retainer and…

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