According to the AICPA record numbers of students are graduating with accounting degrees, but accounting firms at graduate job fairs aren't seeing these candidates. In this episode we discuss what might be causing this dearth of graduate talent for public accounting firms. A common theme throughout this podcast has been that same as last year (or SALY) will not cut it when it comes to finding and keeping good people.
If you're a firm owner you have the opportunity to give up-and-coming accountants an exciting career helping business owners better understand and get more from their business. You will have to be very intentional about about the clients you want to work with as well as the services you want and don't want to provide. And recognize that part of your employees career path might mean going elsewhere to gain new experiences (you never know they might come back).
So the question is not what are you doing to keep your talent, but what are you doing to continually develop your talent and giving them challenging, engaging responsibilities.
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