Taylor White Blog

As experienced professionals in the finance & accounting staffing arena, and the job market in general, we pride ourselves in our ability to share insights with our candidates and clients. Please see below for some of our recent blog postings and published articles.

Year End Review

Great Questions to Ask at Year End Performance Reviews

As we approach the end of the year, most people will be sitting down for a year-end performance review. This is an opportunity for employers and employees to meet one-on-one to discuss the past year’s achievements, challenges, and opportunities for future development. Often times, the format is to rank performance of one’s day-to-day responsibilities as…

Remote is not the answer

Unpopular Opinion: Fully Remote is Not the Answer

I challenge you to think of all the things that make you a great professional. Is it simply your technical skillset and production? Doubtful!  Perhaps you are… The voice of the team who advocates for departmental concerns and challenges The supporter who is a sounding board for professional/personal issues The friendly face who offers day-making…

why accounting

The Business Case for a Career in Accounting

Schools around the country have been reporting an overall drop in enrollment within the Accounting profession, which is ultimately causing challenges with the availability of talent for entry level positions and may eventually lead to problems filling higher level, key roles years down the line.  As much as the existing population of accountants simply LOVE…

Remote Engagement

Tips on Building Engagement in a Remote Work Environment

If you are like me, virtual meetings in a fully remote or hybrid setting can get a little stale, and it’s more and more of a challenge to feel connected as a team. It’s more important than ever to keep positive energy and engagement as high as possible during this Great Resignation Era! So what…

Dear Younger Me

If I Knew Then, What I Know Now (Commentary to my Young Professional Self)

Starting off in the professional workforce is exciting, thrilling, and also… scary! There are so many nuances and unknowns, but rest assured, you’ll figure everything out! Take good notes and ask questions! The workplace is VERY different from college classes, so it’s OK if you don’t know everything; actually, that is expected. It’s important that…

Can it be true?? Is ‘Busy Season’ Coming to an End!

Are there so many questions in your mind right now?   Can I handle another busy season?           Should I use my PTO and just coast this summer?             Can I hold out for my promotion?              What do I want to do next in my career?           What if I don’t…

As you dive into budget season and with year-end fast approaching, be sure to lockdown your top-notch contract talent today! (3)

Assessing Your Current Market Value

How often have we heard that phrase in the last couple of years?  As an experienced Recruiting Manager specializing in Accounting in Finance, I would tell you that this is an understatement.  Tampa Bay is a hot market for a myriad of reasons. Whether you appreciate our competitive cost of living, award winning beaches, perfect weather, championship sports teams, or our amazing craft food, Tampa Bay is being seen as the place to be!

As you dive into budget season and with year-end fast approaching, be sure to lockdown your top-notch contract talent today! (2)

Tips for Effective Communication in a Remote Environment

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the workforce was thrust into a remote environment. Companies had to quickly transition employees and clients to online platforms. Overnight, many employees went from full time in office to working remotely from home. Interviewing, training, and employee engagement posed the greatest hardships with this new work arrangement. So, what are…

Knowing When It's the RIGHT Time to Move On. (3)

So You Have Been Asked to Return to the Office…

So here we go again, right? There’s been a moving target set for a return back in the office…and here we are a year later. You may have adopted a “we’ll see how that goes” mentality, as the one consistent thing with COVID is unpredictability. More importantly, you may be asking yourself, what does this…

Knowing When It's the RIGHT Time to Move On. (2)

Communicating Effectively with Personality Styles in the Workplace

While I had approximately 10 years of experience in accounting (both public and industry), there is one thing that recruiting taught me that I wish I would have known earlier on in my career – the ability to communicate effectively with diverse personality types in the workplace.  I always considered myself at least somewhat gifted…