Category: Retention

Why Company Culture Matters—And How You Can Improve It

Salary, benefits, vacation time—these are all important factors that will determine your firm’s ability to attract and retain high-quality accounting talent. But perhaps the most important factor is one that’s often overlooked: company culture. So how do you determine the current culture at your business? And if you don’t like what you find, how do […]

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3 Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Millennials in Accounting

3 Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Millennials in Accounting

Whether its because they’re truly fascinating or simply due to the era of widespread and constant communication we currently live in, millennials are without doubt the most analyzed generation in human history. Depending on whom you listen to, millennials are either spoiled, entitled brats or motivated, ambitious big thinkers. They’re either killing the economy or […]

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Embracing Generational Disruption in the Workplace

Embracing Generational Disruption in the Workplace

Tech savvy Ÿ| Always connected Ÿ| Ambitious |Ÿ Self-focused Ÿ| Eager to learn Ÿ| Don’t like to waste time Ÿ| Entrepreneurial |Ÿ Freedom-loving Ÿ| Good multi-taskers |Ÿ Feel respect should be earned by actions not titles Ÿ| Want frequent feedback and validation |Ÿ Fun-loving According to Jonathan Ebenstein, Partner/Managing Director, Marketing, at Skoda Minotti these traits are commonly exhibited by Millennials. “Their concerns have to be […]

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How One Firm’s Commitment to Value Pricing Attracts Talent

How One Firm’s Commitment to Value Pricing Attracts Talent

We all know things are changing in accounting. There have been many stories about how audits are a commodity and how tax software has made it easy and convenient for individuals to prepare their own tax returns. Successful firms don’t compete on price alone because they understand that is not a winning proposition. They look […]

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Strong firm culture

The Power of a Strong Firm Culture

You’ve probably heard the old adage about the importance of giving children roots and wings. You’ve probably also heard that the roots are the easy part—they are your values—and that the wings are not so easy. Sometimes you have to let them go and wait for them to come back, like a boomerang. Strangely, it’s […]

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How to Recruit and Keep Great Talent in Public Accounting

How to Recruit and Keep Great Talent in Public Accounting

Recently, Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People opined on the most pressing issues facing our profession. Many of them talked about issues around talent. In fact, talent came up a lot. Here are some that got our attention:    –Joe Adams, Managing Partner & CEO, McGladrey: In addition to firms taking individual action to […]

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Developing a New Generation of Leaders

Developing a New Generation of Leaders

Firms everywhere are struggling to cope with the “Choose Your Own Adventure” approach millennials (and millennials at heart) take with their careers. Who are these brazen young kids that boldly shun the traditional career paths that decades of faithful CPAs have so nicely blazed for them? More importantly, how do we recruit/develop and retain these […]

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How Work/Life Blend is Replacing Work/Life Balance

Work/life balance (impossible in this 24/7/365 world) Generational change (inevitable) Corporate social responsibility (worthy and workable) Here’s the thing: There isn’t much down time in our busy lives. For many of us, time off only happens in micro-doses, so we need to feel fulfillment in all areas of our lives – including (maybe especially) our […]

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