Benefits of Creating a Better Work Environment

There has been a lot in the news recently about benefits being provided by CPA firms. Most of these claim to help with recruiting and retention. One company is now offering paid maternity leave and increased personal time off — including … Continued

Why High Expectations Are a Good Thing

I remember the summer between my 5th and 6th grade years well; mostly because I couldn’t wait for the day when the class lists would be posted. In my school there were four 6th grade teachers. Two of the teachers … Continued

Embracing Virtual Service

There is a lot of talk among accounting firms about workplace flexibility and work-from-home options. In fact, many firms of the future are actively seeking out employees that will not be physically located in their offices. Virtual working leads to … Continued

4 Key Traits That Will Propel Your Career

We are fortunate to work with a lot of cpa firms. As a result, we hear day in and day out about the many challenges they face. The number one challenge right now for most firms is succession planning. If … Continued

You’re Checking My Credit History Before You Hire Me?!?

Should a job candidate’s credit history be a factor in hiring decisions? A sizable percentage of respondents in an informal poll of Columbus Business First readers indicates a “yes” vote. I speculate that the accounting profession would weigh in with an … Continued

Build Your Talent Pool

Regardless of firm size, recruiting is absolutely one of the top challenges that CPA firms face today. Recruiting in the current business climate isn’t as simple as dialing for dollars; sadly, there are literally not enough candidates (existing within the … Continued

Employee Recognition: Capture Your A Players

Guest post by Andrew Argue, a CPA and the Founder of Ten Key Heroes, a freelancing platform for accountants. He is also the Host of The Bean Counter Podcast. Prior to starting Ten Key Heroes, he was a PwC auditor … Continued

How to Show Gratitude to Your Employees

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Partially because I love to eat, but mostly because it is about celebrating and being thankful for what we have. Each year, I write about some aspect that we can focus on in … Continued