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  • 5 strategic tips for accounting and finance recruiting

    Start the new year off on the right note by taking Vaco’s advice on the top five strategic talent solutions for the accounting and finance industry. Thanks to a strong economy, 2020 is shaping up to be a busy year! Are you ready? Whether your company is acquiring a competitor, preparing to go publ...

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  • Assume Positive Intent

    “The team just doesn’t have a sense of urgency.” Have you ever uttered those words? Or felt the frustration from this preconceived notion? Have you ever wondered why your teams aren’t performing to your expectations? You question whether they just lack passion or simply donâ€...

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  • Is there a candidate recession in accounting and finance?

    It’s a candidate-driven market out there, and prospects are looking especially rosy for workers in the accounting and finance sector. We took a close look at the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and signs are pointing toward a candidate recession for accounting and fin...

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  • What should accounting and finance teams expect in 2020?

    The future is far from certain, which makes it tough to predict exactly what accounting and finance teams should expect in 2020. And let’s face it, we’re entering into a year that’s going to feature an unpredictable election, uncertain U.S. trade policies, and worldwide economic instability.&n...

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  • Tips to ace your next video job interview

    In this day and age, it’s likely that you’ve already experienced a video job interview. If you haven’t, I can almost guarantee that at some point you will have one in the job search process throughout your career. Video interviews are becomingly increasingly more popular due to technology impr...

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  • With all due respect

    Giving feedback is one of the aspects I like most about agile methods. There’s this thing about it though — it’s not that easy to give effective feedback. Lately, I’ve heard agile team members start their feedback with the following statements: I don’t want to rain on your parade, but I do...

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  • Scrum: The art of what not to do

    In Jeff Sutherland’s bestselling book, Scrum – The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, he describes the beauty, simplicity, and discipline of Scrum. I often reference his book to prospective clients and customers when engaging with them. It’s a great read and describes “ho...

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  • Do we still need Scrum Masters?

    A recruiting colleague of mine recently asked me the following question: Hey Bob, QQ–there seems to have been a huge downturn in the last year when it comes to dedicated Scrum Master positions in the area. In your opinion, do companies think that this role can be a shared responsibility now? I...

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  • Can relocation help create a positive company culture?

    Believe it or not, a lot of digital ink has been spilled to answer this very question: Can relocation help create a positive company culture?  Vaco often serves as a strategic partner for companies that are either considering relocating their corporate headquarters or expanding to a second loca...

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