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  1. Continued demand for financial professionals and a lack of candidates available for open positions are leading to higher salaries for those with highly sought skills. U.S. average starting salaries for accounting and finance professionals are projected to increase an average of 3.4 percent next year, according to Robert Half’s newly released 2014 Salary Guide. Financial and business systems analysts are in demand, and the market for internal auditors and entry-level accountants also has strengthened.

    In addition to the guide, a related Salary Center and Salary Calculator shed light on hiring and compensation trends for more than 350 accounting, finance and financial services positions. More information about these resources is available in our multimedia news release.
  2. In a recent survey from Accountemps, human resources managers said a lack of open, honest communication (33 percent) tops the list of things than can erode staff morale, followed by micromanagement (18 percent). Not surprisingly, 38 percent of managers cited better communication as the best way to boost morale. The full survey results and an infographic are available at http://accountemps.rhi.mediaroom.com/2013-10-22-Survey-Human-Resources-Managers-Cite-Lack-of-Communication-as-Main-Source-of-Low-Employee-Morale.

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Summary: If it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a long break from work, you’re not alone. Four in 10 U.S. workers polled for a recent Robert Half survey said they typically do not use all their vacation time. Thirty percent of those who don’t say it’s because they don’t want to fall behind on work, but the top reason was because they want to save those days for when they might need them.

Summary: Oh, why can’t every workday be a Tuesday? According to a recent Accountemps surveyof human resources managers, work productivity starts strong on Monday, peaks on Tuesday morning and then tapers off for the rest of the week.

Summary: You may think leadership is a soft skill that only senior management needs to possess and cultivate. But in today’s fast-moving business world with flatter hierarchies, everyone needs good leadership skills.

Summary: It’s challenging to leave your work at the office now that smartphones and tablets keep you tethered to the job. However, taking a vacation from work is vital for maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Summary: Don’t be surprised if your top job candidate choices receive multiple offers today. While the nation’s overall unemployment rate remains relatively high, educated, highly trained accounting and finance professionals with specialized skills are enjoying low unemployment rates.

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