This November, Ernst & Young became the first and only Big Four accounting firm, and only large professional services firm, to be named one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work® Institute.
A constant topic of conversation is the age-old question of how to determine partner compensation. Every firm is a little bit different, but the issues surrounding how you split the pie are pretty consistent.
In almost every group discussion I've participated in with college students and young alums as a mentor, cross-generational networker, coach, or friend, the question of following or having a passion in one's work comes up.
If you're looking to recruit anyone with a sense of adventure or fun, especially Gen Xers/Yers, the best thing you can do is highlight the personal (read: non-accounting) side of your firm and do it where they "live."
The mood around the office water cooler is generally positive, new research suggests. In an Accountemps survey, nearly four in ten workers (39 percent) described the morale at their companies as very good.
Managers asking themselves, "Where does the day go?" may now have an answer. CFOs recently surveyed said that, on average, supervisors spend 17 percent of their time overseeing poorly performing employees.
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants has released "Increasing Talent, Clients, and Revenue at Your Organization: The Business Case and Toolkit for Diversity," which addresses diversity challenges many organizations face.
This won't come as news to you: We live in an interruption-oriented society. The ability to sneak off, to find quiet, or to rest is challenging in the age of mobile devices. What's more, the noise level has been increasing steadily.