Implementing Four-day Workweek: A Productivity Revolution

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The Covid pandemic has taught us a lot of things, one of which is the value of spending time with family and loved ones. The global health crisis transformed the way we do our businesses, and it pushed company owners to think of ways on how to become productive with much consideration on employee well-being. Intelligent Outsourcing recently implemented a four-day workweek schedule for its team members in exchange for the work from home (WFH) setup after the threat of the Covid pandemic has leveled off. Arguably, Intelligent Outsourcing is one of the very few companies in the Philippines who…

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Accountex Canada 2023 : The Experience

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Intelligent Outsourcing went to Accountex Canada 2023 and it was absolute success. It was a platform for a lot of professionals, leaders, and experts in the field of finance, accountancy, and bookkeeping to come together and share their knowledge, experience, and expertise about the industry. There were many talks for everyone to go to, to learn more and booths offering services and products to support the accounting and bookkeeping firms attending.There was lots of networking, learning, and exploring the latest trends that will shape the future of the accounting and the bookkeeping firms. Here are some of the highlights from…

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Marketing for Accountants: How to Get Ahead of the Game

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Accountants do not generally use marketing strategies to grow their businesses. Most accounting professionals rely on client referrals.  They know that businesses will always need core accounting services such as bookkeeping, VAT returns, end of year accounts and payroll.  They hope that their clients will refer them to other business owners.  This can and does happen to accountants who look after their clients, but it cannot be relied upon to grow your business as you have no control over when and how often it happens. So how do you gain control over your business growth?  Business growth is not like…

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The Top 5 Questions Accounting Applicants Should Ask During Their Job Interview

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“Do you have any questions?” Does this sound familiar? Most of the time, towards the end of the interview, your prospective employer or recruiter will ask you this question.  It usually comes after they have shared information about the company and discussed essential details about what the job or position entails.And there's a good chance that you'll end up saying, "No, I don't have any questions," because you're still trying to relax and cannot think of something to ask. However, you can greatly increase your chances of getting the role by saying “yes”. Asking questions at this point is very important…

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Two Worlds Come Together: How Your iO Accountants Connect and Communicate Directly with Your UK Clients

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When we first speak to most accountants, they can see the advantages of offshoring and are happy to work with an accountancy team member based in the Philippines.  However, they are often nervous about their team member working directly with their clients.  This is understandable.  They believe it is difficult for someone to work directly with their clients when they are continents apart.The meteoric rise of web conferencing during the pandemic has abated this concern somewhat.  When you are working with someone over Zoom or Teams, it does not make a difference if you are one or 6,800 miles apart. …

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How to Make a Great Impression on Your First Day at Your New Accounting Job

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Congratulations on securing your new accountancy role!The impression your resume made and the one you made during your interview played a vital role in helping you to secure your new job.  The impressions you make during your first day and first week at your new accounting job are even more important.  You now need to show you can deliver and that starts with making a great first impression on your team, your manager and your clientsFirst impressions are very important because, as they say, it takes less than a minute for someone to make up their mind about whether they…

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5 Things Recruiters Hate in an Applicant

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Yes. Recruiters, like everyone else, hate some things.  As they are professionals, they won’t mention these things to you as an applicant.  They just hope that you will work it out yourself after you have been rejected.  It is difficult to correct something you don’t know about.  So, we will share 5 things that recruiters hate: 1. Coming Unprepared There are various ways you can arrive at your interview unprepared.  These include: Being improperly dressed such as wearing jeans or trainers Unkempt hair, unpolished shoes or dirty fingernails Having no knowledge about the company or the job requirements, You would…

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