Economic Growth Will Tighten the Labor Market

The United States recovery is well underway and economic growth in the Dallas Metropolitan area has been picking up. As economic growth continues, hiring managers will find themselves under increasing pressure to both find top-notch candidates and to retain their own staff. Texas’s Economy is Strengthening The Dallas metropolitan economy has reported moderate growth in the previous 6 weeks, while …

Finding the Best Accounting and Finance Talent

While the national unemployment rate remains high at 7.7 percent, the unemployment rate among accountants is only 4.2%. With such a tight labor market many human resource managers are finding it difficult to fill accounting and finance vacancies. Competing for local college graduates with accounting degrees can be tough, especially if you are not one of the Big 4 accounting …

Do you need CPE, but can’t attend Dallas Fort Worth Area IMA dinner meetings?

Starting with the March 21st meeting, the Dallas Fort Worth Area Chapter is pleased to offer live simulcasts of our meetings, subject to speaker approval. When members cannot attend the physical meeting, they will have the opportunity to watch the presentation in streaming video and earn CPE. Initially, during the startup phase, there will be no charge for members who …

Building an inspiring and Comfortable Office Space

People are effected by their physical surroundings. That is why many cutting edge companies like Google and Apple maintain expansive campuses with facilities that rival the best private clubs and gyms. Maintaining a comfortable and inviting work space is now essential for increasing productivity and retaining talent. While upgrading offices will require a financial investment the bottom line could improve …

Creating a Happy and Productive Work Environment

Retaining your employees is essential for ensuring stability and protecting the bottom line. For one, every time an employee leaves you lose valuable skills. Further, training new employees takes time and can cause disruptions in work flows. As such, it is essential to keep your staff happy and committed to your company. Despite what you might think money is not …

IBM Finance Forum Coming to 18 Cities

IMA members: register now. The forum is complimentary, but space is limited. In today’s business world, heightened uncertainly and risk are normal. Volatility in such areas as consumer demand, commodity prices, and exchange rates makes it difficult to pinpoint how to drive profitable growth. To stay competitive, finance organizations must adapt by weaving new analytics tools and disciplines into the …

Taking Care of Your Employees

Retaining talent is one of the most important things any manager can do. Finding the right workers who fit your company and its culture can be a difficult and time consuming task. Not to mention training new employees and setting up benefit plans, such as 401Ks, can eat up time and resources. For these reasons and more it is important …

Is Finding a New Job Your New Year’s Resolution?

2012 has come and gone and now 2013 has arrived. Many people have made New Year’s resolutions and it’s a safe bet that many of these resolutions involve finding a new job. Across the world millions of people are still unemployed or working part-time while looking for a full-time job. Others are simply unhappy with their career and are looking …

Did you know that you could be a Certified Management Accountant in just one year?

Did you know that you could be a Certified Management Accountant in just one year? Yes, with the GLEIM Professor-Led CMA Review Course (CMAPrepCourse), you can well on your way to earning an average salary that’s $22,000 higher in compensation over non-certified professionals before 2014!* Don’t let your desire to build Rare and Valuable Skills like a CMA certification sit …

Employee Recruitment and Engagement

The process of first attracting and then keeping your employee engaged is crucial to having a productive work force and to the bottom line of your business. A happy and properly attached employee will be a good representative for the company in terms of services to clients. A poorly thought out recruitment process will not only alienate your new hire …