Oct 11 2017

CPA Firm Practice Economics - 5 Key Levers

2017-10-11T08:11:25-05:00October 11th, 2017|Current Affairs, Leadership|

CPA firms are simple and complex at the same time. Simple because they consist primarily of people – the clients and the professionals. Granted, firms also require workspace and technology to operate, grow and succeed, but people are the primary value drivers. CPA firms are also complex for the same reason they are simple:  because [...]

Sep 29 2017

Four Steps to Faster People Development

2017-09-29T08:50:31-05:00September 29th, 2017|Current Affairs, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development, Sales|

"Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it." — Henry Mintzberg With the Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) retiring at a clip of 10,000 per day, the skills transfer necessary to get the next generation ready to take over the reins is monumental. Most leaders have a limited amount of time available [...]

May 3 2017

Emerging Trends Facing Public Accounting

2019-10-28T17:15:15-05:00May 3rd, 2017|Current Affairs, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation|

ConvergenceCoaching collaborates with the AICPA CPA Insider, Accounting Today and other publications to provide our readers with perspectives on the top issues, challenges and emerging trends facing the public accounting profession. As our profession continues to experience rapid change, sharing knowledge and best practices is important. Below you’ll find recent content to help you with [...]

Mar 30 2017

Gen Z: An Introduction to the Next Wave of Talent

2017-03-30T15:49:24-05:00March 30th, 2017|Current Affairs, HR/Organizational Development, Next Generation, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

When it comes to talent, practice management and impacting forces, the buzzword heard round the leadership table has been “Millennial” for quite some time. Now, we’re beginning to hear murmurs about Generation Z and the impact they’ll make. As a Millennial myself, I’m hyperaware of the various stereotypes of my age cohort, so I’ll admit [...]

Nov 2 2016

Improved Communication Goes a Long Way With Young Professionals

2019-10-28T17:22:07-05:00November 2nd, 2016|Current Affairs, Guest Blogger, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

This guest blog features Chris Camara, managing editor of the monthly INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) newsletter. We’ve greatly enjoyed working with Chris and the IPA team on developing “The Road to Retention: Motivators and Drivers for Young Public Accounting Professionals.” In this week’s post, Chris explores the growing recruiting and retention paradigm firms are facing. [...]

Oct 5 2016

34 to 40 year-old CPA Professionals Tell Firm Leaders What They Need

2019-10-28T17:22:31-05:00October 5th, 2016|Current Affairs, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Retention Strategies|

As firms help their young professional staff gain expertise and knowledge about the profession, our research shows that they may be looking for the door instead of the next step up the ladder. Recruiting college graduates is a challenge unto itself, but once these young people are hired, its critical to keep them happy, involved, [...]

Sep 7 2016

What You Think About Your Younger Staff May Not Be True

2019-10-28T17:22:53-05:00September 7th, 2016|Current Affairs, Guest Blogger, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development|

This guest blog features Chris Camara, managing editor of the monthly INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) newsletter. We’ve greatly enjoyed working with Chris and the IPA team on developing “The Road to Retention: Motivators and Drivers for Young Public Accounting Professionals.” In this week’s post, Chris explores common misconceptions about young professionals The stereotypes aren’t pretty. [...]

Jun 30 2016

We Are Better Because of Our Diversity

2016-06-30T07:38:15-05:00June 30th, 2016|Current Affairs, Leadership, Personal Development|

As our nation gets ready to celebrate our 240th birthday, I am always thankful for the freedoms and “unalienable rights” that our founding fathers, members of our armed forces and many others have fought to protect and defend. More than ever, I am aware of the wonderful diversity and inclusion on which our great country [...]

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