"We need to talk." Those words typically signal the end of a romantic relationship. But the same holds true when an employee - usually one of the "stars" - wants to leave his or her current firm or company.
A workplace reporting relationship that used to be fairly rare is older workers reporting to younger managers. This is a growing phenomenon and will become more prevalent, at least until boomers stop working.
This is part one of four of a "Marketing Your Practice" series.
Websites, which initially served as "glorified business brochures," are no longer acceptable as such. Today, visitors and clients expect much more.
The sooner we recognize that our interruption-based society is here to stay, the sooner we can embrace and securely put into place measures that ensure we can be at our best for today and for the long run.
Criminal background checks for job applicants have become standard operating procedure for many companies. However, companies that routinely conduct such background checks should look at their current policies and procedures.
Melissa Brogan is hesitant to call the benefits offered at Barnes Dennig "perks." For her, it's a reflection of her firm's culture. Barnes Dennig has an employee- and client-centric culture and boasts a staff retention average of 94 percent.
Business functions once had very clear roles and responsibilities: finance looked after the money and IT was a distinct unit responsible for back office technology and communications. However, responsibility for IT decisions is changing.
Leaders of market-dominating CPA firms report that the Golden Age for the CPA profession, the period of high growth from 2002 through 2007, will not be repeated. Additional revenue sources must be sought to achieve profitable growth.
Periodic client review meetings give CPAs and financial advisors the opportunity to put all their tools to work. They’re a good way to reconnect with your clients after tax season and continue to build and strengthen the relationship you have with each other.
The old ways of leadership, the old rules, might as well be hieroglyphics on a cave wall. Since our brave new world is dominated by "unknown unknowns" ‒ and powered by serving rather than winning ‒ organizations have to change the way they lead their people.