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Houston's Premier Finance/Accounting & IT Recruiting Firm
The Talance Group is a Houston-based boutique executive search firm specializing in the placement of Financial and Accounting professionals. Our expertise touches all areas in this sector including:
• Corporate Finance/Treasury
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Corporate and Operational Accounting
• SEC reporting
• Audit and Internal Controls
• Risk Management
We have successfully
completed hundreds of searches from professional accountants up to the CFO level for both privately and publicly held clients in the following industries:
• Energy (upstream, midstream, downstream)
• Financial Services
• Real Estate
• Oilfield services
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If you are looking to hire in this highly competitive market but remain unwilling to consider contract candidates as an option, you may be leaving headache-relieving solutions on the table.
CONTRACT TO HIRE:
✔These candidates ARE PERM CANDIDATES in many cases. We’ve seen a surprising number of employees leave unfulfilling permanent jobs to accept contract-to-hire roles with better upside potential.
✔In this high turnover market, candidates who took some time off during Covid want to “try before they buy”. If they come back to work, they want to know they accepted the right role for them. Period.
✔A good recruiter can work with you to find someone that hits your skillset needs as well as to make sure the long-term culture and salary requirements match up BEFORE AN INTERVIEW TAKES PLACE.
✔Can you lose the knowledge that a pure contractor brings to the table? Yes. Do you have to? Absolutely not! Most contract consultants like to do clean-up work, mentor others, improve processes, and can document all of it as they go. They enjoy leaving a role better than they found it, giving you a lighter load and shiny new desk procedures for the next person to follow!
✔An experienced consultant typically comes with a “solve the puzzle” attitude. Some have mastered a specific skill set, while others have worked within a variety of industries and have broad systems and accounting knowledge. Either way, they have proven themselves to get curious and figure things out with little to no handholding.
✔If your current team is overworked, a contractor can give them some much-needed breathing room to get them caught up. Your employees will appreciate that management invested in bringing in someone who can help without being a threat to their job in the long run. RETENTION is KEY. The cost of a short-term contractor seems high until you compare it to losing a top performer due to burnout!
⛔ Do NOT resign via email. ⛔
[Yes, we have witnessed this.]
Don’t burn bridges with your manager/company!
Majority of us are either 100% remote or hybrid.
Still, it is NOT okay to resign via email.
Houston is big, but not that big.
You want to keep that bridge open.
Resign in person.
When you cannot physically be there, resign via video call.
Don’t tarnish the relationship you built with your manager/ company
with one email.
Resigning is never easy.
Here are 5 tips to make resigning as painless as possible:
☑️Hand your boss a resignation letter
(Put it in writing)
☑️Talk about how you have valued the experience at your current company
and that you hope your manager feels the same way.
☑️ Avoid giving reasons you are leaving.
(If they think something can be done to keep you, they will zero in on that)
☑️Tell them it is a personal decision
and that you hope they will understand.
☑️Let them know you have been thinking about this for a long time,
and have talked about it with your spouse/family, mentors, etc.
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In all seriousness, we are very THANKFUL to all our clients and candidates who have trusted us with their hiring and recruiting needs this year. You have lots of choices, and it is an honor that you continue to choose us.
Thanks to you, the Talance harvest remains plentiful, and we wish nothing but the best for you and yours this Thanksgiving Day!
7 Things to Do When You are NOT Looking for a Job:
1. UPDATE YOUR RESUME: Even if you are happy as a lark with your current role, it is a smart practice to keep a list of any new duties or responsibilities that can be added to your resume if necessary.
2. WRITE DOWN WINS: Keep a pad of paper in your desk or on your phone where you can jot down details about projects you are on, processes you have improved, "thank you’s" you have received and why you received them. These will come in handy when preparing for your next interview (next month or 3 years from now)!
3. GAIN “DREAM” ROLE EXPERIENCE: Take some time to look online and see which roles interest you. Look at the details and responsibilities along with requirements. Take the initiative in your current role to seek out experience, learn a new software, etc., that aligns with that future role!
4. STAY CONNECTED: We know some people really hate LinkedIn, but we encourage you to at least have a page, keep it up to date, and use it to connect with people you work with or have worked with previously. It will make staying in touch with people you’ve met through business or networking events easier as well.
5. REFERENCES MATTER: Know who your references would be and make sure to have their up-to-date contact information.
6. FIND A TRUSTWORTHY RECRUITER: Find a good recruiter that keeps up with what is happening in the market and knows what an ideal opportunity looks like to you!
7. BE OPEN TO INTERVIEWING: Yes, even when you aren’t ready to move. It may sound silly, but you will never know when a great opportunity is in your hands unless you go find out! If it’s not right, you at least keep your interviewing skills polished and ready for the right one!
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We had THREE sets of TG twins show up at our last company party.
Ever shown up to the office matching your co-worker?
... If not, we can find you the right "outfit."
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Majority of interviews are still virtual, at least for the 1st round.
Don’t mistake these interviews as being casual.
Top 10 virtual interview tips:
💻 Dress to impress.
💻 Have a clean & clutter-free background. Make sure the room is well-lit.
💻 Do NOT interview from your car or a restroom (yes, this has happened).
💻 Interview from a laptop, not a phone (If given no choice, prop your phone up for the interview and inform other parties in advance.)
💻 No pets, kids, or other distractions.
💻 Turn off all computer/phone alerts!
💻 Position the camera from the shoulders up and at eye level to avoid looking down.
💻 Make sure you have access to Teams/Zoom before the interview. Do a practice run with someone.
💻 Establish eye contact; look directly at the camera, not the screen.
💻 Exchange info at the start of the interview in the event of technical issues.
Thank you to all our veterans and their families for their courage, dedication, resilience, and sacrifice.
Very proud and appreciative of the sacrifices our veterans, James DeCoursey & Tim Morrow, have made for our country!
Talance Group has voted. Have you?
What would I do without these people?!
Talk about company culture! I think these pictures say it all.
✨Talance Group has been recognized, yet again, as one of Houston's Best Places to Work!! ✨
P.S. This year's theme was 80's Prom, our fearless leader Doug clearly understood the assignment!
P.P.S- Doug is going to kill me for posting these pics!
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Our very own Alix Biondo was selected as a 2022 Houston Business Journal (HBJ) Women Who Mean Business honoree.
For those of you who are not familiar, the HBJ Women Who Mean Business Awards recognize women leaders who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and community. Recognition includes career achievement, contribution to company and city success, community involvement, and leadership.
Alix started up the Finance and Accounting Contract Division for The Talance Group in 2009 growing it to be the highly successful team it is today!
Her infectious upbeat and energetic attitude inspires employees and team members to take smart risks and to drive positive change in their personal and professional lives.
She’s a great leader and one who is highly respected in the industry.
Alix has accomplished so much while being a wife and a mother to a teenage son and twin teenage daughters.
Alix is truly an inspiration to all around her and a Talance Group critical asset!
HUGE congrats to Alix for earning this award!
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Why did the robot call Talance Group?
To reboot their career.
This is Cale. Cale used Talance Group for his job search. Cale is smart. Be like Cale. https://talancegroup.com/contact-us/
Decision Intelligence (DI) teams are super important. Don't know what a DI team is and why you need one? Learn more in our blog: https://bit.ly/3QKjNBn
An effective decision intelligence system is run by expert IT professionals. Learn more about the roles of a DI team with Talance Group.
Is it time for a new job? Get back in the saddle and kickstart that job search!
Call Talance Group for help!
No matter which little miss you are…we want to talk to you. Give Talance Group a call!
Does your current job have you feeling drained? 🤕 Trade it in for a new one and a full charge. 😃
Contact us today to find out how:
The dynamics of a workplace can make or break your experience there. We've got tips on how to vet a company before joining: https://bit.ly/3uUUrrO
The recruiters at Talance Group share four tips for vetting a potential employer before accepting a job offer.
Do you want money that jiggle jiggle’s or folds?
Talance has those hot jobs…you know!
ALERT!! Hot Job Summer is officially in full swing!
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We appreciate the review, Denise! 👏 We're so glad we could make your career change an enjoyable one!
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!
If you find yourself looking to hire for a leadership position, consider these tips to improve your company’s culture, leadership and trust: https://bit.ly/3Hj77Od
Get off your Dad’s payroll this Father’s Day. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
GOODNESS GRACIOUS THIS MARKET’S ON FIRE! https://bit.ly/3GZEbup
Don’t be the pawn in someone else’s game – make your own BOSS moves! https://bit.ly/3GZEbup
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Today, we recognize our HEROES!
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Shout out to amazing mothers everywhere!
Thanks for the kind words, Greyson!
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Make sure your team has an Administrative Staff that keeps all of your ducks in row! Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
A good company reputation begins with trust in its leadership. Read out latest blog to learn how to build top-down trust at your organization: https://talancegroup.com/blogs/the-key-to-building-top-down-trust-at-your-company/
Learn how to build top-down trust at your organization and why it matters.
HOP on a call with Talance to discuss your next career move!
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ALERT! Summer is right around the corner and this market is HOT.
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October is #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth.💗 This is a chance for us to join together in the fight against breast cancer and lift up those who are personally impacted by this disease. We’re in awe of the strength, tenacity, and courage of those battling breast cancer, especially our own Jennifer Drake, whose kindness and care is a gift to her clients, candidates, and teammates. We’re here to lift you up: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month #BreastCancer #BreastCancerAwareness #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth #BreastCancerWarrior #PinkRibbon #TalanceGroup
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Job interviews aren't just a formality. They're an important opportunity to glean information. In this installment of Ask Talance Group, we share the types of questions it's best to avoid in an interview. Watch the full video below and visit the Ask Talance Group here: https://asktalance.com/ #atg #talance #talancegroup #recruiting #houstonrecruiting #houstonIT #IT #finance #accounting #honestanswers #interviewtips #jobinterview #interviewquestions #houstonjobs
Our client is looking for a Private Equity Investor Relations Analyst to join their leading private equity firm in downtown Houston. Responsibilities in this role include leading the preparation of existing and prospective Limited Partner requests, assisting with the creation of marketing materials, developing and maintaining a central database of investor request responses, and preparing LP communications and materials for annual reports. Click the link or contact Jennifer Silveira at [email protected] to learn more or visit https://talancegroup.com/job-openings/?jobID=8469. #talancegroup #recruiting #houstonrecruiting #houstonIT #IT #finance #accounting #jobalert #houstonjobs
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Looking to get back into the workforce, or find a new opportunity? It’s important to understand the current trends in the workforce. Watch the video below from Talance Group to understand how to research the current job market in order to start your job search off on the right foot. Learn more today by visiting our website: https://asktalance.com/. #atg #asktalancegroup #TalanceGroup #HoustonRecruiter #Accounting #Finance #Recruitment #ITRecruiter #HR #Candidates #Hiring #HoustonJobs
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