Professional Issues


PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
The AICPA’s Work/Life & Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee offers a free Guide to Building a Successful Off-Ramping Program that provides unique ideas for building employee loyalty and keeping individuals who voluntarily leave their jobs, called off-ramping, connected to the organization in an effort to use their skills in unique ways. According to the guide, by 2008, women will make up 48% of the U.S. work force but over their careers 37% will voluntarily leave their jobs either temporarily or permanently for reasons such as caring for children or elders. These off-ramped employees may find opportunities to continue working for an accounting firm through temporary or contract work or other opportunities. By implementing off-ramping programs and initiatives, firms can strategically address staffing needs while helping women to achieve greater professional and personal balance.

To receive a copy of the guide, e-mail womensinitiatives@aicpa.org or download it at www.aicpa.org/download/career/wofi/0666-331_WLWIECs_Off-Ramping_Program.pdf.

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