The culture of a workplace, be that in a company or an accounting firm, determines how employees and customers are treated, says Stephanie Creary. To assess how racism is a factor requires open, frank conversations and leaders willing to listen and learn what they probably didn’t know.
Human resource and talent management
CPAs have an opportunity to improve their workplaces and communities amid a racial justice movement that began in response to police killings of Black and African Americans.
Follow this road map for launching a coaching program that can help your organization improve retention while developing future leaders and building staff members’ skills.
Women are more likely to succeed if they have role models, are able to find sponsors, and receive opportunities for training and high-profile assignments. Panelists at ENGAGE 2020 also discussed how barriers to advancement are intensified for women of color.
A surge in passion on issues of racial justice, diversity and inclusion has led to opportunities for CPAs to lead meaningful change. Members of the AICPA National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion share best practices for CPAs who are eager to support change.
Tom Hood, CPA/CITP, CGMA, shares what the pandemic-fueled acceleration of work-from-home practices means for business in the future.
Organizations and leaders seeking to address concerns about racism can learn valuable lessons from an expert on race in the workplace.
Amid tense and uncertain times, two leaders of the National Association of Black Accountants describe their emotions and a sense of hope that they can produce positive change in the accounting profession and their communities.
Increased resources and focus will be needed to address the consequences of systemic racism and unconscious bias, writes Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, a former AICPA chairman who is executive director, Finance Thought Leadership for Oracle.
Many of the world’s biggest cities have become unaffordable for workers, creating deep labor shortages. Some companies are beginning to invest in employee housing to lure talent and bolster retention.
A CPA who lives with mental illness explains how getting help can make a difference — and how the support of colleagues can help, too.
Fifty years after the AICPA’s anti-discrimination resolution, we look at the progress of diversity initiatives in the accounting profession.
A greater focus is being placed on preventing and investigating sexual harassment in the workplace.
Eliminating pay disparities can help firms recruit and retain employees. Learn about the causes of the pay gap and what your firm can do to assess and revamp its compensation practices.
Misty Geer, CPA, CGMA, the controller for a chemical manufacturer, explains how managers can live their values, set clear expectations on schedules, engage in two-way communication, and more.
Troy Ashby, CPA, offers helpful, concrete suggestions for improving the candidate experience and ensuring applicants form a positive emotional connection with your organization.
With CFOs spending more time on strategy, corporate controllers have become more CFO-like.
Troy Ashby, CPA, founder of Dallas-Fort Worth-area recruiting firm Benchmark Search Group, outlines steps you can take to improve onboarding and increase new employees’ sense of belonging.
Recently launched affinity programs have improved mentoring opportunities, but African-Americans feel left out of informal social networks and challenged in navigating corporate politics, a new survey shows.
Conducting scenario planning through analytics can prepare companies and employees to invest their resources wisely and succeed in the jobs of the future.