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Our theme this month at TaxTalent is focused on the ever growing importance of ongoing Career Development.  Learning and development issues are currently being listed in the top most important concerns for employees with many Companies not prepared to meet this challenge.

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2015 Tax Hiring Outlook
By: TaxTalent

The 2015 Tax Hiring Outlook provides a statistical analysis of tax hiring needs from the viewpoint of over 350 U.S. corporate tax department leaders. This annual report is published in partnership with TaxSearch, Inc. Key Findings Revealed In This Annual Outlook: A dramatic change in the hiring outlook for tax departments across the country with root-cause analysis. The top reasons for the change in the projected hiring outlook. The most desired tax positions straight from the hiring authorities perspective. An in-depth look into the level of difficulty in hiring tax talent for 2015.


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Global Human Capital Trends
By: Deloitte University Press

Learning and development issues exploded from the No. 8 to the No. 3 most important talent challenge in this year’s study, with 85 percent of survey participants rating learning as a “very important” or “important” problem. Despite this demand, capabilities in learning dropped significantly; the gap between importance and readiness was more than three times worse in 2015 than in 2014.


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If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material
By: Harvard Business Review

Job seekers from entry-level to executive are more concerned with opportunities for learning and development than any other aspect of a prospective job. This makes perfect sense, since continuous learning is a key strategy for crafting a sustainable career. The vast majority (some sources say as much as 90%) of learning and development takes place not in formal training programs, but rather on the job—through new challenges and developmental assignments, developmental feedback, conversations and mentoring. Thus, employees’ direct managers are often their most important developers. Consequently, job candidates’ top criterion is to work with people they respect and can learn from. From the candidate’s viewpoint, his or her prospective boss is the single most important individual in the firm.


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FEI Webinar Series - Part 3 Optimizing Your Tax Department
By: Tax Talent

TaxTalent has teamed up with Financial Executives International (FEI) to bring you this three-part webinar series, New Drivers for Tax Function Performance. Part Three: Optimizing Your Tax Department This final event focused on the critical need for developing, retaining and attracting qualified talent to your organization. TaxSearch and TaxTalent Founder and President Tony Santiago, along with several tax career experts, openly discuss key talent strategies that will help reduce unnecessary turnover while positioning your organization as an employer-of-choice brand.


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Tax function of the future webcast - June 3, 2015
By: PWC

Today’s tax functions are facing pressure to stay compliant, provide global transparency and manage risk, leaving little time for tax to focus on strategic planning. The increasing importance and advancement of technology, data, and analytical capabilities have also begun to impact tax organizations and their investments. Tax functions are focusing on ways to reshape the role of Tax for a changed tomorrow. The Tax function of the future will look surprisingly different from today's...are you prepared?