May 5 2021

Inspired Ideas Podcast: Award-Winning Firm Shares their Internship Program "Secret Sauce"

2021-05-05T10:52:00-05:00May 5th, 2021|COVID-19, HR/Organizational Development, Inspired Ideas Podcast, Recruiting, Remote Work / ATAWW|

In this episode, Renee Moelders sits down with Amanda Figarola and Keri Giacomelli of WilkinGuttenplan, a New Jersey-based mid-sized firm, to discuss their award-winning internship program (#1 in accounting and #2 for ALL INTERNSHIPS OVERALL!), as recognized by Vault.com. Amanda and Keri openly share what makes their program special and unique, including a firmwide and top-down [...]

Dec 13 2019

Are Your Talent Resources Spread Too Thin?

2019-12-13T10:30:39-06:00December 13th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Recruiting, Retention Strategies|

December is planning season in accounting and consulting firms, a time when we look ahead to “what’s next” in the new year. As you envision the future, we expect that the talent needs of your business will rank high on your priority list.  Specifically, be sure to identify and communicate the top three things you’d [...]

Sep 25 2019

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

2019-11-13T12:14:49-06:00September 25th, 2019|Inspired Ideas, Next Generation, 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|HR/Organizational Development, Next Generation, Recruiting, Remote Work / ATAWW, 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

2017-03-30T15:49:24-05:00March 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 [...]

Mar 14 2017

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

2017-03-14T10:09:34-05:00March 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|HR/Organizational Development, Recruiting, Remote Work / ATAWW, 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

2019-10-28T17:22:07-05:00November 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. [...]

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