Human resource and talent management

Housing costs and the talent crunch

Many of the world’s biggest cities have become unaffordable for workers, creating deep labor shortages. Some companies are beginning to invest in employee housing to lure talent and bolster retention.

Depression and the CPA

A CPA who lives with mental illness explains how getting help can make a difference — and how the support of colleagues can help, too.

Steps toward closing the gender pay gap

Eliminating pay disparities can help firms recruit and retain employees. Learn about the causes of the pay gap and what your firm can do to assess and revamp its compensation practices.

Memo to managers: Practice what you preach

Misty Geer, CPA, CGMA, the controller for a chemical manufacturer, explains how managers can live their values, set clear expectations on schedules, engage in two-way communication, and more.

Build employee loyalty with better onboarding

Troy Ashby, CPA, founder of Dallas-Fort Worth-area recruiting firm Benchmark Search Group, outlines steps you can take to improve onboarding and increase new employees’ sense of belonging.

Challenges continue for African-American accountants

Recently launched affinity programs have improved mentoring opportunities, but African-Americans feel left out of informal social networks and challenged in navigating corporate politics, a new survey shows.

How to recruit the best job candidates

Understanding candidates’ motivations and carefully crafting job descriptions can give employers an advantage in recruiting, says Sarah Dobek, the founder and president of Inovautus Consulting.

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VIDEO

Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.