How Not to Manage People
CCH (a provider of tax information, software and services) have a new whitepaper, â€œRecruiting and Keeping Up-and-coming CPAs at Your Firmâ€ which provides insight into what’s important to young accounting professionals in the workplace today, how firms are measuring up and what firms can do to recruit and retain top talent.
The whitepaper is based on the findings of a survey of CPAs with four to seven years of experience, asking them what they wanted most and asked them to rate how well their firms were meeting these needs.
The results are the same old sad story. Fewer than one-half of firms received a very good rating on their ability to deliver on the attributes most important to up-and-coming professionals.
Amazingly, only 39% of the respondenst rated their firms as very good in providing “comprehensive resources to get the job done.”
How about that for convincing your staff about your commitmtent to quality and giving them a good work experience!!
Interestingly, the three most important atrributes of firm culture in the eyes of the respondents were:
Ethical leadership in the firm (only 55% of firms were rated very good!)
Work / Life Balance — Family friendly Policies (38% of firms rated very good)
High quality feedback, supervision and performance management (13% of firms rated very good!)
What ARE these firms thinking of? What IS going on out there?
I’m close to giving up in disgust. why bother writing and taling about sensible management if these results reflect the real world?