Interview preparation blog post by The Accountants' Recruiter

Your Guide to Job Interview Preparation

February 28, 2024, Wednesday

Congratulations, you’ve secured that interview! We know you must feel both excited and nervous, which is completely natural. That is why you need to be as prepared as possible. Preparation will help you feel comfortable and confident during an interview, contributing hugely to your potential success. To support you on the next step of your…

Hiring a bookkeeper blog by The Accountants' Recruiter, a Uk recruitment agency specialising in accountant and bookkeeper jobs and recruitment.

Smart Strategies for Hiring a Bookkeeper

February 15, 2024, Thursday

All right, accountancy practice owners, let’s talk about a pivotal step in scaling your practice: expanding your business from being just you… to bringing a bookkeeper on board. As your practice grows, so will your responsibilities, and entrusting bookkeeping tasks to a dedicated professional can be a game-changer. Let’s explore the benefits, capacity considerations, how…

Heather Townsend as guest on the Counting On Success Podcast for accountancy recruitment and career advice.

Podcast: Secrets of Hiring Well, Career Progression and Networking Like a Boss with Heather Townsend

February 9, 2024, Friday

Welcome back to Counting On Success and the final episode of our first series. We’ve finished the series with author, business coach and The Accountants Recruiter co-founder, Heather Townsend! In this episode, Heather does some stereotype myth busting and gets real with us about: The right (but often difficult to accept) hiring strategy for small businesses…

How to prevent quitting and retain new starters

5 Ways to Prevent New Starters From Quitting

January 18, 2024, Thursday

You may be wondering why you would need to prevent your new starter from quitting – but did you know that 90% of employees decide whether to stay at a company within the first six months of employment? And that as much as 22% of employee turnover happens within the first 45 days of employment?…

Podcast: Benefits of Behavioural Profiling for Recruitment

December 7, 2023, Thursday

Have you ever wondered why some hires work out and why others don’t? It all comes down to fit, but not just of skills and experience – behaviours and preferences also matter when getting the right person in the right seat. In the fifth episode of our series, Donna and Yasmine dive into behavioural profiling…

2024 hiring trends and tips

Podcast: Evergreen Accountancy Recruitment & Hiring Trends for 2024

November 16, 2023, Thursday

Food for thought: There is no real ideal time to put your hiring strategy in place, but having the right foundations in place will support your recruitment journey. In this episode, we delve into evergreen recruitment trends and what to consider as you hire, not just in 2024, but beyond. In this episode, Donna and…

Blog about quiet quitting and how UK accountancy employers can recognise and mitigate this growing trend.

Unveiling Quiet Quitting: Strategies to Recognise & Reverse Employee Disengagement

November 8, 2023, Wednesday

Does it seem like your employees are slipping away unnoticed? Do you struggle to retain talent and keep your team motivated? If the answer is yes, then you might be facing a problem known as quiet quitting. In this blog post, we’ll share what quiet quitting is, why it’s become more common, and, importantly, how…

Skills testing Accountests Giles Pearson on the counting on success podcast

Podcast: Hiring Based on Reality of Skill with Giles Pearson of Accountests

October 26, 2023, Thursday

Welcome back to Counting On Success. In our next episode, Donna and Yasmine chat with Giles Pearson from Accountests, an accountancy skills testing company based in New Zealand. Having spent his 25-year accounting career training and then as a partner with a regional New Zealand office of what is now PWC, Giles started Accountests to address…

Podcast: Dressing for the Job You Want with Samantha Harman

October 12, 2023, Thursday

In our second episode, Donna and Yasmine are joined by stylist Samantha Harman to discuss first impressions, interview outfit suggestions and dressing for the job you want. Samantha is a qualified stylist and coach with a background in journalism. As the founder of The Style Editor she helps female founders, leaders, and women in corporate elevate…

Careers page tips for accountancy practices

7 Tips for a Standout Accountancy Practice Careers Page

October 10, 2023, Tuesday

You’ve just had your website redone to further entice clients to engage your accountancy services. It’s beautifully designed and hits all the right notes to attract your target customer. But is your website attracting the potential employees that are also key to your business growth? This is where your careers page comes in.  A powerful…