The Important Role Feedback Can Play for Employee Engagement

Feedback plays an important role in employee engagement. Sharing concrete examples of what an employee does well, how they could do better, and specific steps for improvement helps elevate performance.

Employees who implement feedback given understand exactly what they are working toward. As a result, these employees are likely to stay engaged as they finish their tasks. The results elevate your bottom line.

Discover the important role feedback can play in employee engagement.

Ongoing Communication

Feedback requires regular communication with your employees. Sharing ideas, perspectives, and suggestions to approach tasks helps minimize conflict and elevate performance.

Ongoing communication helps your employees feel heard and respected. As a result, your employees should effectively collaborate and remain engaged as they work toward their goals.

Employee Motivation

Sharing feedback shows you want the best for your employees. Therefore, your employees should feel valued and appreciated. They also should be motivated to stay engaged in their work as they improve their performance.

Minimal Errors

Sharing feedback helps ensure tasks are completed correctly. Not having to go back and fix mistakes saves significant time and money. The results include greater performance and productivity.

Stronger Leadership

The implementation of feedback helps your employees become more focused leaders. Leadership development is an effective method to increase employee engagement, performance, and retention.

Employees who consistently receive feedback can elevate their performance. As a result, these employees can take on additional responsibilities, grow into more senior roles, and provide additional value for your organization.

Tips to Provide Feedback

Implement these tips to properly provide feedback to your employees:

  • Provide specific examples of what your employee does well and what areas they could improve.
  • Include as many details as possible.
  • Remain nonjudgmental.
  • Focus on coaching to improve performance.
  • Show you have the employee’s best interest in mind.
  • Encourage your employees to engage during feedback conversations.

Do You Need to Hire Accounting and Finance Employees?

Feedback can play an important role in employee engagement. For instance, implementing feedback supports ongoing communication and provides motivation to improve performance. Also, regular feedback provides guidance to minimize mistakes and a strong foundation for leadership. These results help strengthen your bottom line.

If you need help with hiring accounting and finance employees, include Casey Accounting & Finance Resources in your process. Reach out to us to learn more today.

Bring Your Staff Together This Holiday Season! 5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Bringing together your accounting and finance team during the holidays is a great way to elevate morale. Setting up activities for your staff to participate in helps them interact and get to know each other better. This can increase engagement, collaboration, and productivity both now and in the future.

Choose among these ideas to unite your accounting and finance team and elevate morale this holiday season.

1. Play Holiday Music in the Office

Play your team members’ favorite holiday songs throughout the workday. Music has been shown to enhance productivity and spread positive feelings. Diversify the playlists, artists, and songs to include Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and other religious holidays. Additionally, include lyric-free seasonal songs for a more neutral holiday environment.

2. Encourage Desk Decorations

Let your employees express their holiday cheer by decorating their workspaces. This has been shown to increase motivation, engagement, and productivity. It also elevates energy levels and makes staff happier. Suggest neutral decorations for the rest of the office. This may include dressing up the refrigerator in the office kitchen as a snowman or wrapping an office door like a present. You may want to hang stockings with small gifts for your employees as well.

3. Promote a Wellness Activity

Set up an activity in the office to increase relaxation and reduce stress. This is especially important if your team is working extended hours during the holiday season. For instance, hire an instructor to come in for an hour of meditation or a yoga session. Your staff should return to work refreshed, invigorated, and feeling appreciated. Or, bring in a lunchtime fitness instructor to provide walking tips while your team members walk outside and breathe in the fresh air. They can enjoy a bag lunch before returning to work.

4. Provide Monetary Gifts

Surprise your staff with additional vacation days, a year-end bonus, or another monetary gift. Your team will appreciate the extra time off to unwind with family and friends. They also would enjoy treating themselves to a holiday gift from the company.

5. Offer Additional Flexibility

Because employees tend to be busier than ever during the holidays, allow more flexibility in their work schedule. Your staff may need additional time for shopping, decorating, baking, attending school events, and visiting with family and friends. Loosening up their schedules encourages your employees to participate in the activities that mean the most to them. Letting them fit their work around their personal lives as much as possible shows you care about their happiness and well-being.

Happy Holidays from Casey Accounting & Finance Resources!

Bringing your accounting and finance team together during the holiday season is a great way to build morale. The excitement of celebrations with family and friends and the anticipation of beginning a new year make this the perfect time to build memories.

When you are in need of professionals to add to your team, reach out to us. We look forward to helping you attain your business goals in 2022.

Top Accounting & Finance Talent Recently Placed

We have been busy helping out clients find top Accounting & Finance talent in a very competitive labor market!  How can we help you?

Recently filled positions:

  • Staff Accountant-Chicago, IL
  • Payroll Admin-Rosemont, IL
  • Controller-DeKalb, IL
  • Accounting Clerk-Schaumburg, IL
  • A/P Supervisor-Northlake, IL
  • Sr. Financial Analyst-Glendale Heights, IL
  • Credit/Collections-Wood Dale, IL
  • Accounting Clerk-Schaumburg, IL
  • Payroll-Chicago, IL
  • Sr. Accountant-Glendale Heights, IL
  • Plant Controller-DeKalb, IL
  • Payroll Manager-Batavia, IL
  • Accounting Clerk-Rosemont, IL
  • A/P Specialist-Arlington Heights, IL
  • Accounting Assistant-Schaumburg, IL
  • A/R Clerk-Chicago, IL
  • Financial Analyst-Waukegan, IL
  • Sr. Accountant-Mundelein, IL
  • Inventory Clerk-Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Accounting Manager-Wood Dale, IL
  • A/P Clerk-Lake Zurich, IL
  • Accountant-Chicago, IL
  • A/P Clerk-Chicago, IL
  • Payroll Clerk-Schiller Park, IL
  • Payroll Clerk-Palatine, IL
  • Credit Analyst-Glendale Heights, IL
  • Director of Finance-Mount Prospect, IL
  • Staff Accountant-Northbrook, IL
  • Payroll Manager-Schiller Park, IL
  • Sr. Accountant-Mundelein, IL


2016 Mid-Year Salary Survey for Accounting and Finance Available Now!

Casey Accounting & Finance Resources has compiled updated salary data for the fields of accounting and finance. In this job market featuring a shortage of qualified job candidates, this information on salary ranges helps job seekers and clients to find a fair pay range

With compensation trends changing every year, both sides need to be well-informed when negotiating job offers or even pay raises.

Arlington Resources can help human resources professionals who want to learn more about what salary expectations should be. We have compiled our salary survey list with updated facts and figures including job descriptions for more than 100 accounting and finance positions for the Chicago metropolitan area.

Email us today at and we will be happy to share this with you.  In the “YOUR MESSAGE” section, please enter “2016 Mid-Year Accounting & Finance Salary Survey”.  Enjoy the rest of the summer!


7 Insider Tips on Getting the Right Candidate Hired!

When working with our clients and candidates to find the best person for the position, we are often made aware of how a great candidate can be lost in the process.  Here are 7 tips to make sure this does not happen to you!

1. Step up the interview process.  An outstanding candidate has been identified, so you have to move swiftly!  You do not want to lose the candidate to another company who has streamlined their processes to hire fast.  Only have the key decision makers involved, so the interview process does not get drawn out.

2. A resume does not tell all!  Not only do you need someone with the skills and expertise, but you also need someone who is a fit for your culture.  Do not prejudge a candidate based upon a resume only.  References can be very beneficial and can help with questions on culture.  Hire candidates that have done their research on the client company, prepare questions ahead of time and can provide added value answers to the interviewers’ questions.

3. Not sure the person will work out?   Many candidates are interested in starting out in a temporary position to determine if the role is the best fit for the candidate as well as the company.

4. Really need a full-time person to join your company?  Do not limit yourself to finding candidates using only the temporary to hire method for bringing people into your organization.  You will miss out on many great candidates who are currently working and are ready to make a job change.

5. Have knowledgeable people in charge of the hiring process even if you have to outsource to a staffing and search organization to do the recruiting for you.  Look for firms that specialize in the area you are recruiting for in your organization.

6. Competitive compensation:  Need we say more?  Ask the recruiters you work with to provide salary information to help you with compensation trends.

7. How is Your Employment Brand?  What is happening on Yelp and Glassdoor when you look up your organization?  Do you have great reviews?  Are you encouraging employees to review your organization?  Are your responding to any reviews that are not positive?

The key to success is always good people!  Matching highly skilled and competent professionals with equally competent and ethical employers will not only grow your business, it creates a great culture where people want to work!

If you are in need of finding great candidates, contact the award-winning HR recruiters at Arlington Resources today!