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

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 previous hiring frustrations. He wanted to close the skills gap and expense that occurs when a CV doesn’t always reflect reality.

The Accountests team supports accounting firms in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA in their recruitment efforts so they can hire fast and with confidence for a positive onboarding experience.

In this conversation: 

  • Hiring mistakes accountancy firms make and how to address them
  • Budget and candidate benefits of pre-employment skills testing in accountancy
  • How to decrease turnover, as well as save money, with structured interview and onboarding processes
  • Key messaging when communicating with candidates about completing skills tests

How would pre-hire skills assessments help you grow your team? If you’re curious to give it a go, please enjoy a discount with Accountests as a thank-you for listening in. Click here to use the discount code ACCRECRUIT50 to receive 50% off your first purchase.

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