3 Ways to Keep Your Team Members Connected, Engaged and Energized

Two businesswomen talking by office windowSkills don't develop automatically.

By Angie Grissom
Bridging the Gap

If new leaders are to come from within, then firms must succeed in retaining their team members over the long term. This isn’t always easy but with the right tactics, current leaders can establish policies that increase engagement to reduce attrition while also building the necessary skills and attitudes for successful leadership in younger team members.

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A recent survey conducted by the AICPA showed one of the biggest concerns accounting firms are facing today is employee retention and engagement. This is no surprise and is endemic throughout the entire profession. As the economy takes a turn for the better, the rate at which team members are leaving their current employment or seeking further opportunities is accelerating.
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SURVEY: Don’t Just Win Work, Figure Out Why

Five businesspeople in office with thumbs upBoomer retirements are creating gaps.

By Angie Grissom
The Rosenberg MAP Survey

The need for firms to offer more advisory services is growing, and clients are expecting more support from their accountants.

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Many firms are increasing the amount of consulting offerings and billings. A number of firms, however, are continuing to struggle with how to play more of an advisory role with clients, which requires a paradigm shift in many ways. This is necessary because firms are struggling with how to differentiate themselves from their competitors with respect to traditional services, and are competing on price.
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