February 6, 2023 min read
Darren RootChief Strategist, Rootworks
I’m just speculating here…but it’s never appeared to me that new employees took a job in our profession with the idea that they were already looking for another job.
With that said, however, it sure seems like there are a lot of employees in the tax and accounting industry looking for another job. So, what’s the deal with the tax and accounting profession?
Let me tick off a few things that seem obvious:
This is a short list with a lot of heavy stuff. However, if you don’t make it a priority to have this list of thoughts in hand as you work on your firm, you run the risk of losing those you depend upon to keep your firm viable.
John Mitchell and I go on and on about these topics in our podcasts and every other presentation, so I realize I’m not saying anything new here. But when I hear—and lately, it’s at least weekly—that another good firm has just lost a significant part of their staff and they’re not sure what they’re going to do, my heart breaks a little every time.
That’s why I’m advocating for you to be proactive. Because trust me, the four points I called out above as significant risks for your firm are not going away. Singly and collectively, our profession is capable of meeting the needs of not only our clients but also our teams. And there is nothing I want more for us than to show other industries how we accounting professionals rise to meet our challenges and create a better-balanced life for us all.
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