The Importance of Investing in Employee Experience: Hiring, Retention, Boomerang Opportunities, and More

Employee Experience

In the accounting industry’s current labor market, investing in employee experience is crucial to sustaining your firm’s success. To retain top performers, attract up-and-coming talent, and motivate everyone in your firm, it’s vital to foster a positive culture.  There are all kinds of steps firms can take to boost morale among their employees. Some are…

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Navigating The Return to Office vs Remote-First Dilemma

return to office

Allan Fisher is the President and Founder of Premier Financial Search, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in placing accounting and finance professionals at leading CPA firms.  Many of the effects of the pandemic are now firmly in the rear view mirror for many firms, but one major issue remains: whether firms should require staff…

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Noah’s Law:  Build Your Ark Before the Flood

Noahs Ark

“For 40 days, the flood kept coming..and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth” Accounting firms around the nation simply have more demand than they have capacity. It’s an unsustainable and worsening situation, which places an unsustainable strain on both employee morale and client experience.   What is your firm doing…

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The Cost of an Empty Chair

Employees in meeting with empty chair

Ilan Bernstein is the Chief Executive Officer of Trigger, a South Africa-based global outsourcing partner that offers customizable solutions for Audit, Actuarial, CAS, and Forensic Services. As the accounting industry continues to grapple with talent shortages, it’s becoming increasingly important for firms to explore alternative solutions. Over time, the effects of staffing under-resourced, overworked teams…

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Addressing the Capacity Crisis in Pursuit of Talent

Capacity issues and the war for talent are nothing new to the accounting industry. But along with hybrid teams, work from home, and The Great Resignation, the COVID-19 pandemic also brought with it a heightening of these talent crises. Winding River Consulting asked Allan Fisher of Premier Financial Search (PFS), to lend us his insights on this incredibly timely and critically relevant topic at our latest MPB Alumni Community Quarterly Check-in.

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How Do You Train a Remote or Hybrid Workforce?

This is a question on many of our minds. As we face the reality of long-term remote and hybrid work arrangements, the facts are clear: Accounting firms will need to find practical ways to connect with and train both on-site and off-site employees. This includes employees at all levels of an organization, and at every…

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When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Puzzle pieces

Effective communication is the difference between just saying something and saying something and getting it done Unengaged workers cost the U.S. billions of dollars a year in lost productivity. According to a study by Gallup, only 50 percent of employees know what their employer’s expectations are. The Gallup report claims that the number of employees…

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