Strengthen Your Firm’s Screening Practices

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By Steven E. Sacks

The employment scene according to the usual poll takers appears to be the best it has been in nearly 20 years. A closer study may show that in the statistics, there have been people who have stopped looking or ceased receiving unemployment checks, as well as those who are underemployed based on their education and experience.

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If more jobs are created and businesses repatriate their operations from overseas, the focus will return to recruitment and selection.

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Steven Sacks

Steven Sacks

About the Author

Steven Sacks, CPA, CGMA, ABC, has been in the forefront of the accounting profession for nearly 30 years. His involvement included the development of the first set of consulting standards, the creation of the Accredited in Business Valuation credential, publication of practice management guides and award-winning newsletters, and addressing business development and organizational management in both the public and private sectors. He has served professional service firms and membership associations through the deliverance of leading-edge conferences, presented to colleges and universities on careers in accounting, and created workshops, webinars and webcasts on a variety of accounting and consulting topics.

As the CEO and founder of Solutions to Results LLC, Steven assists professional service firms and organizations to solve the challenges of human capital development and culture, and develop effective internal and external communication strategies and techniques.

Previously, as executive director of Moore Stephens North America, he served CPA firms with conferences, webinars, workshops, various communication vehicles (including a multi-year, award-winning association newsletter), and a skills database for the development of domestic and international engagement referrals.

At the AICPA, he developed strategies and business plans for growing the consulting services membership section; published technical service and practice management guides; participated in the creation of the first set of standards for consulting services; led the creation of the Accredited in Business Valuation credential; developed niche conferences in valuation, litigation support and forensic services; and presented to colleges and universities about CPA consulting careers.

 
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