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Sep 25 2019

I’m a Millennial and We’re Begging to be Heard

2019-11-13T12:14:49-06:00September 25th, 2019|Next Generation, Recruiting, Retention Strategies, Succession|

At almost every event I attend with friends, the topic of work always seems to creep in. They share their stories and frustrations about their offices or their bosses and all too often I wish there was some discreet way to anonymously send articles about NextGen talent and clients, creating a better culture, or feedback [...]

Jan 30 2018

Becoming a Flex-Forward Firm

2018-01-30T12:07:53-06:00January 30th, 2018|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Next Generation, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

At ConvergenceCoaching, we’re huge proponents of flexible work programs, or what we like to call Anytime, Anywhere Work™ programs. We’ve been operating in a flexible, virtual environment ourselves for almost 18 years and the strategies we use to keep our team connected and operating efficiently are the same ones we teach to our clients. Philosophically, [...]

Mar 30 2017

Gen Z: An Introduction to the Next Wave of Talent

2017-03-30T15:49:24-06:00March 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 [...]

Mar 14 2017

Buy-in to the Benefits of Mature Hires — Even as Beginners

2017-03-14T10:09:34-06:00March 14th, 2017|HR/Organizational Development, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

Earlier this year while training first year staff at a national training conference for a Top 15 firm, I was struck by the diversity in my classes, including women and men, people from all cultures and backgrounds, as well as non-natives to the United States. What really caught my eye, however, was the span of [...]

Dec 15 2016

Flexible Firms Are Moving to Unlimited PTO Programs

2016-12-15T09:24:00-06:00December 15th, 2016|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

More Results from Our 2016 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey With the emphasis on flexible work programs in CPA firms, it’s no surprise that Unlimited PTO has become a hot topic. Employees are drawn to the idea that they could take as much time off as they would like as long as the work gets done.  [...]

Nov 2 2016

Improved Communication Goes a Long Way With Young Professionals

2019-10-28T17:22:07-06:00November 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. [...]

Sep 28 2016

Two Times the Benefits with Anytime, Anywhere Work™

2016-09-28T11:55:20-06:00September 28th, 2016|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

Earlier this year, we launched a survey to collect information on the adoption of flexible work initiatives, or what we call Anytime, Anywhere Work™ programs within public accounting firms. We were pleased in this third year of conducting the survey to receive 160 distinct responses from firms ranging in size from small (2 – 5 [...]

Aug 18 2016

Want to Keep Your Next Gen? FLEX! Our 2016 Anytime, Anywhere Work™ Survey Will Show You How

2016-08-18T09:33:03-06:00August 18th, 2016|Anytime Anywhere Work™, HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Recruiting|

We’re excited to present the results from the ConvergenceCoaching 2016 Anytime, Anywhere™ Work Survey, celebrating our third year studying public accounting firm flexible work initiatives. In this first blog in our series, we’ll share the highlights of this year’s survey with responses from 160 unique CPA firms.  In future blogs, we’ll dive deeper into some [...]

Aug 4 2016

Three Steps to Move Your Experienced Hiring Efforts from Hopeless to Hopeful

2016-08-04T11:19:56-06:00August 4th, 2016|HR/Organizational Development, Recruiting|

A year after our series of articles on experienced hire recruiting, we are still hearing firms say “We can’t find good (seniors, managers, directors, insert your specific need here)”. We cringe when we hear it because it sounds helpless, hopeless, and a lot like quitting. Some firms are giving up on experienced hire recruiting, and [...]

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