Be a Talent Magnet

Five young business people at work in an office setting.Retention will naturally follow.

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

By Steven E. Sacks
The NEW Fundamentals: Practical Guidance for Today’s Accounting Firms

Younger professionals are looking for CPA firms that will enable them to move up the career ladder faster than what had been the traditional time frame. Depending on the existing firm structure and size, there may not be any partnership opportunities until such time there is retirement, resignation or death.

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At the same time, the roles and responsibilities of a partner have evolved; clutching tightly to a book of business or pulling needed staff from others when engagements are not concluded has reduced the sense of collaboration and entrepreneurship. This has made the attainment (and the pursuit) of partner less appealing.