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Accountants and Tax Preparers Beware of New Phishing Scam

The IRS warns accountants and tax preparers about a new, two-phased phishing scam involving cybercriminals posing as potential clients. This new scam is especially deceiving as many of tax professionals are so inundated with client requests during tax season that they may let their guard down. CPAs, Tax Preparers and Accountants are Targeted   Here’s how it works. The first phishing email comes in the form of a need for …Read More

Why Workers Don’t Use Their Vacation Time

Guilty of Not Using Your Vacation Time?   Fifty-two percent of Americans who get paid vacation time said they would not use all their allotted time in 2016, according to a new Bankrate.com survey. Among those with paid vacation benefits, 30% said they would have seven to 10 days left over at the end of the year, 21% would leave four to six days unused and 15% would leave one …Read More

How Many Gig Workers by 2025?

Most Americans Will Be Gig Workers by 2025, Says Study By the year 2025, most workers (70%) and employers (68%) agree a majority of the workforce will be employed as Gig Workers (contractors, consultants, temporary or freelancers).  This is according to a study released today by Randstad US (one of the largest HR services and staffing companies in the United States). The Workplace 2025 report peered into the minds and …Read More

Make Social Recruiting Work for You

Interesting graphic from BetterTeam.com on effectively using social media for recruiting! As executive recruiters, we need to keep up to date with current trends in recruiting so here’s an easy update. If you have any questions, please contact Spectra.

Offshoring and The Accounting Firm of the Future

Is ‘offshoring’ in your firm’s future? (EXCERPTS FROM RECENT ARTICLE BY ROB NIXON OF Panalitix) The accounting firm of the future has a local team who are customer-facing (nurturing, sales and advice) and everything else (back office and processing) is handled by offshoring. There are three compelling reasons why this makes sense: An abundance of labor A labor force who are supremely qualified A lower cost structure Let’s take the Philippines …Read More

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