We are a dedicated and highly successful niche boutique recruitment agencies based in Sheffield.
Barber McLelland have a proven track record of ensuring that we connect high calibre candidates with the best opportunities in the accountancy sector – working to thoroughly understand the needs of our clients and the candidates we represent, to ensure the most successful fit between employer and employee.
Since 2001, we have successfully partnered a wide range of businesses within Professional Practice, including the Big 4, Top 10, Mid-Tier and Independent Accountancy Practices, specialising in the niche sectors of Audit, Business Services, Corporate Tax, Personal Tax, Specialist Tax (R&D, Trusts, VAT, Employment) General Practice, Corporate Finance and Insolvency.
Our unrivalled market knowledge and expertise allows us to fully understand the challenges of successfully attracting and recruiting top talent for strategically important accountancy job roles.
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Barber McLelland have a proven track record of ensuring that we connect high calibre candidates with the best opportunities in the accountancy sector.
Hybrid Working and The Accountancy Profession
The spread of Covid-19 and the start of lockdown in March 2020 have forced most companies to entirely re-shape the way they operate. One of the major concerns in the shift from an office-based to remote work has been efficiently and productively managing staff.
The two main challenges faced are checking that employees are still working as much as they were in the office and ensuring they don’t burn out. These seem the very two opposites of the spectrum; however, they are strongly connected.
How stable is an accountancy career COVID-19 and beyond?
Across all industries, the employment market has become increasingly competitive due to the impact of the global pandemic; all professions are emerging transformed, as a result of new digital processes, societal demands and enhanced ways of working.
Accountancy has been referred to as one of the most recession-proof careers due to being characterised by security. The outlook for accountants is therefore hopeful, with the shifts in business operations placing accountancy needs at the forefront of the transformed environment.
Uncertainty caused by COVID-19 has led
Securing new staff within the accountancy profession can be difficult, so ensuring that your latest employees are at ease with their new position is vital. This links closely to the onboarding process as effective company practices can increase retention and productivity significantly as it facilitates staff members to feel valued from the outset.
Onboarding is a process concentrated on the long-term; carried out correctly, it enables new staff to become accustomed to their new colleagues, comprehend their role and recognise what value they provide to the organisation.
Nonetheless, as the onboarding experience