HRM in a Changing Environment + Benefits of Temporary Staffing

HRM in a Changing Environment + Benefits of Temporary Staffing

 

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hrm in a changing environment + benefits of temporary staffing

On the most basic level, HR is involved in recruiting, hiring, benefits, compensation, training, employee relations, terminations – just about anything that involves employees and their work lives. In this seminar, Stephanie Hand will cover Human Resource Management in an ever-changing environment. In the second half of our seminar, Chris Bouchard of Lutz Talent, will discuss the benefits of hiring temporary staff, as well as some downfalls that can lead to a less-than-ideal experience for both parties. Chris will cover the right way and a wrong way to go about temp workers including the screening process and “to-do’s” once the temporary employee is hired.

 

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Social Media Strategies for Recruiting

Social Media Strategies for Recruiting

 

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social media strategies for recruiting

Social media platforms can be used to advertise jobs, attract talent, and communicate with potential candidates. These platforms include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and even Instagram. When compared to more traditional methods, this form of recruiting can reach broader audiences at a smaller cost. Promoting open positions on social media can extend the search to passive candidates while creating a buzz about what it would be like to work for the organization. This seminar, led by Alex Cassidy and Janessa Wolf of Lutz Talent, will discuss effective strategies for successful recruiting through social media.

 

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How to Leave Your Job + The Professional Way

How to Leave Your Job + The Professional Way

 

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HOW TO leave YOUR JOB + the professional way

janessa wolf, TALENT ACQUISITION LEAD

 

Decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon for people to land their first job, move through the ranks, and retire from the same company 30-40 years later. However, times have changed. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics surveyed in January 2018, the median employee tenure at a company was 4.2 years.

Employees quit their jobs for different reasons:  to advance, change careers entirely, make more money, or enjoy more flexibility. They may, also, quit because they suspect, or know, they are about to be laid off, due to a company reorganization or a budget cut. Whether you are considering quitting your job, based on your own terms, or because you want to avoid being let go, the path forward will be simpler with the right course of action and overall mindset.

 

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.”– Tony Robbins

It is natural to feel apprehensive about quitting your job. You may feel a sense of guilt and worry that your departure will negatively affect your current company. The truth is, most employees, are expendable. You may be a valuable employee to the organization, but your employer, and the company, will survive without you.

You may worry that if you quit, your manager or colleagues will feel abandoned or betrayed. The truth is, they might, but that should never be a reason to stay in an environment that doesn’t set you up for success. Your top priority should be to make decisions that benefit you, not others. Staying in a job because you feel a sense of obligation isn’t good for you, your colleagues, or employer.

 

“Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Once you decide to quit, the next order of business is to figure out how to actually follow through with it. You have probably seen viral videos of people quitting their jobs in dramatic fashion; letting their employers know how much they didn’t feel respected or valued. If you plan to quit your job because you don’t like your boss or you feel mistreated or disrespected, resist the temptation (strong as it may be) to go out in a blaze of glory.

Truth is: you may need your employer to provide a reference for you. Or, you may discover the grass isn’t greener on the other side, and the job you quit was actually not that bad. In the future, you never know when, or in what circumstances, you will encounter your former boss or coworkers. Burning a bridge may feel satisfying in the moment but it could absolutely backfire later on in life!

Do the Deed the Right Way

Deciding to quit your job is often hard; doing it should be easier with these helpful tips:

  • First, approach your direct manager (the person who hired you and who you report to) and request a brief in-person meeting. Friday or Monday mid-morning could be a good time to break the news. This way, you are not bombarding them, as soon as they walk in the door or leaving for the weekend, with unfortunate news on their minds.
  • At minimum, offer two weeks’ notice. If you’ve been at an organization for a while and play a key role, possibly offer longer. Also, offer to help train your replacement to help ease the transition in any way you can.
  • Be prepared to answer tough questions about why you are quitting, what it might take for you to stay, how the organization can improve, and possibly some tears! Do not badmouth anyone on your way out. Instead, offer helpful, productive, and insightful feedback.
  • After you tell your direct manager, let the rest of your team know in a way that respects their time and allows them to ask you follow up questions.

In all, the act of leaving your job requires thought, patience, and an upbeat attitude. Be sure to thank your employer and coworkers for the time you had together and leave on a positive note!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

402.827.2065

jwolf@lutz.us

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JANESSA WOLF + TALENT ACQUISITION LEAD

Janessa Wolf is a Talent Acquisition Lead at Lutz with over six years of relevant experience. She specializes in recruiting for accounting & finance-related positions, ranging from bookkeepers to CFO’s.

AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Recruiting
  • Accounting and Finance Industry
  • Networking
AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
  • Accounting & Finance Women’s Alliance, Member
  • Heartland Women's Network, Member
  • Certified Public Accountant
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • BS in Accounting, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
  • MS in Accounting, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • Francis Scott Key Middle School, Past Volunteer
  • Maryland Food Bank, Past Volunteer
  • JDRF Walk and Open Door Mission, Past Volunteer

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Personal Branding for Finance Professionals

Personal Branding for Finance Professionals

 

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personal branding for finance professionals

jason orme, LUTZ Talent acquisition lead

 

Although the terms brand and branding don’t mean the same, people use them interchangeably. Your personal brand describes who you are and what you do. It is how people identify, know and remember you.

The value of your personal brand is not based on how many social media followers or blog subscribers you have. Instead, it means providing great value in one or more unique ways that people consider you a thought leader and an influencer, in your particular niche.

Building Your Brand

If you wish to establish a strong personal brand, you must define and communicate its characteristics, values, and attributes well.

Identity

Focus on who you are and what you have to offer the market. Consider your strengths, values, and passions. Reflect on your expertise, experiences and leadership vision. If you are sure of yourself, you will come across as authentic and purposeful.

Passion

Be clear of what your passions are and what you wish to create. Also, consider how your offering would help satisfy the requirements of potential employers or clients and alleviate their problems. Purpose is indispensable in branding because it taps into feelings.

Talent

Understand what others perceive as your strengths, weaknesses, successes and failures. Use this to describe yourself. Also include what you want to be known for in the future. Such things are the building blocks to your personal brand.

Values

Be sincere, authentic and unique. It will resonate with your intended audience. People perceive personal brands that make grandiose claims, but under-deliver, as hollow and even fraudulent.

Audience 

Identify who your audience is and where to find them. They should be people who can relate to you and would be loyal to your brand. Moreover, the choice of advertising platforms and nature of promotional campaigns should be based on their characteristics and preferences.

Convey what makes you unique to your business contacts and how you can help them. Your brand promise stems from this. Your audience should receive an expected and sure outcome by engaging with your brand. Happy customers, clients, co-workers, or business owners may later become your brand ambassadors.

Presentation

Present your value proposition creatively by choosing mediums you are comfortable with. Create a great resume, business cards, and LinkedIn account using content that matches your brand. Make sure your other social media accounts don’t endanger your brand. Represent yourself in a way you want your audience to view you, assume they will look up anything about you online.  Ensure that your online and offline image always reflect your core values.

Collaboration

Build relationships with other thought leaders to increase exposure and social following. Find people who create great products or offer great services; connect and collaborate with them. Ensure that everyone gains in the process.

Branding Tips for Finance Professionals

Marketing and branding doesn’t always come naturally to many finance professionals, but it is vital as you climb the ladder or begin a job search.  Asking your organizations leaders for tips and advice can give you great insights and a head start in your career.

However, as key decision makers are essential to running a business, it can be difficult to find time to talk with them, as most don’t have the luxury of free time in their busy schedules. If you do happen to catch them outside of their office, whether that’s in a job interview, at a happy hour, or around the office coffee pot, be sure to use what time you do have with them wisely. Ask great questions, guide the conversation and allow these decision makers to get to know you and how you think.  

Apart from the general brand building guidelines, the following will help enhance your reputation:

Reinforce your core strengths

Understand your organization well and institute a strong finance team. Maintain the integrity of financial reporting. Be vigilant about the business. Convey its financial position and outlook positively and effectively.

Facilitate all business processes

Evaluate your position in the organization’s structure and culture. Master critical soft skills and drive credibility by changing your image from controller to enabler. Help all business units to perform well.

Be a good leader

Maintain a great relationship with your C-suite colleagues. Formulate and communicate strategy that increases business growth. Be open, engaging and observant enough to realize and fulfill your goals and that of the organization.

You can manage the way people perceive and respond to your brand by creating an emotional connection with them. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t succeed instantly. Assess and adjust your efforts continuously to remain on track.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jason Orme Lutz Talent

402.827.2039

jorme@lutz.us

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JASON ORME + LUTZ TALENT ACQUISITION LEAD

Jason Orme is a Talent Acquisition Lead at Lutz with over six years of experience. He focuses on helping business leaders find the best long-term talent to reach their business goals.

AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Recruiting
  • Accounting and Finance Industry
  • Networking
AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
  • Institute for Internal Auditors - Aksarben Chapter, Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth - Nebraska Chapter, Member
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • BSBA, Public & Private Accounting, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
  • BSBA, Corporate Finance, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
  • MBA, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • Omaha Ducks Unlimited Chapter, Chairman

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Tips for Acing Your Interview

Tips for Acing Your Interview

 

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Tips for Acing Your Interview

ALEX CASSIDY, TALENT ACQUISITION LEAD

 

The interview is a major part of the hiring process, which means you need to ace it if you want a good chance of getting the job. After all, this is your opportunity to bring your resume to life and show the hiring manager that you’re a good fit for the company’s culture. If you’re nervous about the interview, you’re not alone, as many people feel anxious leading up to the big day. Spend some time preparing for the interview and don’t overthink it. Being yourself is critical to your success. Here’s what to do before, during and after your interview.

 

How To Prepare Before the Interview                                     

Your first step is to research the company that you’ll be interviewing with. This should include doing research on the people you’ll be meeting with. If you don’t have the name of the interviewer, you should be able to find out by asking the company. As you research, look into the company’s history, what its mission is, and what the job description says.

Then start thinking about why you want the job you’re going for, and why you want to work for this company in particular. Also, consider why you’re the best fit for the job, meaning you should feel comfortable explaining how your job experience and skills qualify you for the role.

Finally, look at the practical details before the interview. This means making sure you know how to get to the location and where you should park. This might require you to look at a map to get familiar with the property.

 

What To Do During the Interview

Now that you know the basics of the business you’re interviewing with, it’s time to think about how to act during the interview. First, show up a little early. That doesn’t mean you have to hang around the office all day. Just arrive about 10 minutes early so you have some time to catch your breath, get a drink of water and relax before the interview.

What you wear to the interview is also important. In general, you should dress conservatively. Avoid chewing gum, carrying a drink in or using foul language during the interview. All of these bad habits will reflect poorly on you, so it’s fortunate that they’re all easily avoidable.

Once you’re dressed for success at your interview, your next step is to stay as relaxed as possible so you can have an organic, meaningful conversation. Try to stay confident, and don’t overthink your answers. You want to sound genuine and positive. This means you should avoid bashing former employers or jobs.

In short, you want the interviewer to believe you’re a hard worker who would be pleasant to be around every day. So, be sure to end the interview by telling the interviewer how much you hope you’ll be considered for the position, as this will reiterate your enthusiasm.

 

What To Do After the Interview

If you want the best chance of getting the job, it’s important to formally thank the interviewer for his or her time. You can do this by sending a short email a few hours after the interview. Let the interviewer know how much you’d like the job, and consider mentioning a detail about the interview so it’s clear this isn’t something generic you could send to anyone. You want to make it obvious you were paying close attention to the interview and remember specifics about it.

Using these tips before, during and after your interview should improve your performance and therefore increase your odds of getting the job. Plus, when you feel prepared for the interview ahead of time, you’ll feel confident and relaxed on the big day, so it’s definitely worth taking some time to implement these tips.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

531.500.2006

acassidy@lutz.us

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ALEXANDRA CASSIDY + TALENT ACQUISITION LEAD

Alex Cassidy is a Talent Acquisition Lead at Lutz with over two years of recruiting experience. She focuses on partnering with clients in an advisory capacity to find the right candidates that will best fit their current business environment as well as the entire organization as it grows for the future.

AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Recruiting
  • Accounting and Finance Industry
  • Networking
AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
  • Admitted to the Practice of Law in Nebraska
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • JD, University of Nebraska, College of Law, Lincoln, NE
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Elementary Education & Teaching, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • BA in Political Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Advisor
  • CASA for Lancaster County, Case Volunteer
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Volunteer

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4 Tips That Will Get You Hired in 2019

4 Tips That Will Get You Hired in 2019

 

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4 Tips That Will Get You Hired in 2019

JOSH BOESCH, LUTZ TALENT SHAREHOLDER

 

The new year brings new goals, resolutions, and the opportunity to start fresh with your career. Whether this means jumpstarting your job search or switching career paths entirely, you can take a few steps to make the coming year more enjoyable and prosperous than the last. Here are four quick and effective tips to help you get hired in 2019:

 

1. Give a Great First Impression

Creating a unique and tailored resume is a great way to stand out from the crowd and give a good first impression. Start by making sure you’re using a current resume format for your industry. Keep it brief and ensure you’re listing valuable skills and tasks related to the position you are applying for.  Be sure to highlight your track record of success.  Key accomplishments can distinguish you from the rest. 

Double check your resume for spelling and grammatical errors. Also, if you can, try to get someone in the industry you plan to work in to review and edit your resume for content. If you don’t know anyone in the industry, see if a family member, friend, or even your recruiter is willing to review it for you.

 

2. Network, Network, Network

Let people know that you’re willing to make a move and do it with confidence by networking. It’s good to attend local conferences or networking events for your industry.

You can also reach out to old colleagues and friends. Catching up over lunch or grabbing some coffee will help you stay top of mind when they hear of new career opportunities.

Also, you can reconnect with past clients by sending out handwritten thank you notes. This helps you reestablish a relationship through personalization while letting them know about your interest in new career opportunities.

 

3. Set Yourself Up for Interview Success

If you want to do your best on your interview, you have to set yourself up for success with a little preparation. Know what the hiring manager is looking for and do your research in advance. Spend a few hours getting to know all you can about the company you’ll interview with. This includes doing in-depth research on the company’s history and reviewing current news releases.

Also, prepare for the interview by doing a mock interview. Practice answering general questions, and prepare a few answers ahead of time. In addition, plan what you’re going to wear and take any required tests before the interview. Make sure you also know how to find the location of the interview or test your technology if you’re doing a virtual interview.

 

4. Don’t Get Greedy

When you’ve passed the interview process and are going through the salary negotiation phase, it’s important not to get too greedy. Too many ideal candidates get caught up in how much they’re getting paid now or what the offer is, and aren’t focusing on the right things.

Remember that a small pay raise today usually won’t buy you long-term happiness. Focus on the role, responsibilities/duties, team, culture, and how it lines up with your long-term career aspirations first and foremost. Usually, if it is the right fit, a fair and competitive offer will follow naturally. A recruiter can help you navigate these waters by assisting you in negotiating an equitable salary offer and benefits package.

In summary, getting hired in 2019 calls for having a plan. By using these four tips, you can make a move to a more prosperous year.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

402.778.7940

jboesch@lutz.us

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JOSH BOESCH + LUTZ TALENT SHAREHOLDER  

Josh Boesch is a Lutz Talent Shareholder with over 14 years of audit and recruiting experience. He heads the Lutz Talent division, a service that helps clients identify “the ideal candidate” to meet their business goals, challenges, culture and vision. His experience as a CPA and his approach to gaining an in-depth understanding of the client’s talent needs, including the skills, experience, cultural understanding and personality fit, has been integral to his success.

AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Recruiting and Search Services
  • Confidential Replacements
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Salary Reviews
  • Position Description & Advertising Analysis
  • Screening & Selection Assistance
  • Outplacement Services
AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
  • Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, Accounting Careers Committee Vice Chairman
  • Institute for Internal Auditors - Aksarben Chapter, Member
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association - Aksarben Chapter, Member
  • American Payroll Association - Nebraska Chapter, Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth - Nebraska Chapter, Member
  • Certified Public Accountant
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • BSBA, Accounting and Managerial Information Systems, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Volunteer
  • Knights of Columbus, Finance Committee and Membership Vice Chairman

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Lincoln, NE 68508

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Grand Island, NE 68803

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