Interview Red Flags to Be Mindful of When Hiring

Being mindful of red flags when interviewing helps you make effective hiring decisions. Adding the right candidates to your accounting and finance team helps reduce hiring, onboarding, and training costs.

Discovering red flags during the interview process decreases the number of candidates who advance to the next step. Narrowing down your candidate pool helps you make more informed hiring decisions.

Be mindful of these four interview red flags when hiring.

1. Disinterest in the Job

A lack of interest in the role indicates the candidate likely does not anticipate remaining with your organization long-term. The candidate might just want an income source until they can find a position that better fits their interests.

If the candidate cannot provide a clear source of motivation to work for your company, they likely do not care enough to stay for an extended time. Therefore, you should focus on other candidates instead.

2. Speaking Negatively of Previous Employers

A candidate who shares negative opinions of previous managers, colleagues, or coworkers might be difficult to work with. The candidate could have a poor work ethic, lack accountability for their actions, or have difficulty getting along with others. As a result, you should continue to look for a different candidate.

3. Lack of Questions During the Interview

A candidate who asks questions during an interview is interested in the job and company. They want to learn as much as they can to determine whether the role and organization are a good fit for their goals and qualifications.

As a result, a candidate who asks no questions likely is not invested in working for your company. Therefore, you should find other candidates to interview.

4. Questionable References

An inability to reach any of the references a candidate provided suggests the references might be fictional. Because professional references are highly responsive, you should be able to get a hold of them within a reasonable amount of time.

Listing questionable references implies the candidate might have poor interpersonal skills and be difficult to work with. As a result, you should focus on other candidates instead.

Would You Like Help with Interviewing?

Be mindful of interview red flags such as disinterest in the job, speaking negatively of previous employers, a lack of questions during the interview, and providing questionable references. Candidates who display any of these issues might not be a good fit with your organization. Therefore, you should look for other candidates who could provide more value to your company.

Casey Accounting & Finance Resources is available to help you interview accounting and finance professionals. Contact us today to get started.

Leading a Meaningful Life

What are your proudest accomplishments?  What deep failure, fear or frustration do you have to overcome?  According to Derek Deprey, these initial questions will help you to begin your journey on leading a meaningful life!

To get started on your journey, you will need to form your CORE VALUES.  Define what your idea of success looks like, and develop this into your core values.  These core values with guide your decision making and your actions.

MOVE TO GROWTH.  What is your plan for personal development?  Identify the goals you have for your personal growth and pursue them.

VISION.  What gives you direction and purpose?  What do you want your future to look like?

FLOW:  On this journey, develop an APE attitude!

A:  Attitude.  Adapt a positive mindset:  Everyone is a TEN!  Give loyalty first, then you will get it back!  Realize that YOU have the ability to be more positive.

P:  Passion.  How do your passions drive your life?  What do you enjoy most and what skills do you need to get there? What do you have a strong desire to do or to achieve, that will typically require determination and hard work.  Identify these ambitions.

E:  Execution.  “Do it Afraid!”  Commit time to yourself to work on your goals.

Ask yourself, on a scale of 1 – 10, how was your last 3 months?  What would you need to do to increase your happiness score!!

FUSION.  You can lead a fulfilled life when personal values tie in with work values.  Think about what’s been bothering you.  Schedule the time to do what you would like to do and “Jump in the Pool!”  At this level work and play can become synonymous!

IMPACT!  Care about the dreams of others, and inspire fellow travelers along the way!

Source:  2017 Midwest Staffing Conference, Derek Deprey,

Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, Inc. Wins Invaero’s 2017 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards

Rolling Meadows, IL  60008 – Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, a leading employment agency specializing in placing Accounting and Finance Professionals, announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. On average, clients of winning agencies are 2.5 times more likely to be completely satisfied and talent of winning agencies are 3.6 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies.  Award winners make up less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada who earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence.

Focused on helping to connect people with the right job openings at US companies, Arlington Resources received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from a majority of their clients and their talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average.

“Our staff is dedicated to finding the best talent for our clients, and the best opportunities for our talent.  We work hard to make service a priority, and we are proud and honored to be recognized for our efforts in this way.”  Casey Accounting & Finance Resources’ President and CEO, Patricia Casey said.

“Staffing firms are giving top companies a competitive advantage as they search for talent in North America,” said Inavero’s CEO Eric Gregg. “The 2017 Best of Staffing winners have achieved exceptionally high levels of satisfaction and I’m proud to feature them on”

Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, Inc.

Casey Accounting & Finance Resources specializes in the placement of Accounting & Finance Professionals for direct hire, contract and temporary services.  As a nationally accredited, best in class recruitment firm, our staff is well networked in the Accounting & Finance community, tenured and industry certified. With our dedicated staff experienced in developing relationships, obtaining referrals, and sourcing candidates, we can locate top talent that you may not be able to find on your own. In addition to our outstanding recruiting practices, our team is committed to community service and philanthropy.

About Inavero

Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world. Inavero’s team reports on over 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and talent each year and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner.

About Inavero’s Best of Staffing

Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on – an online resource for hiring professionals and job seekers to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.