Because time is a scarce and valuable resource, maintaining work-life balance is a crucial factor in maintaining employee job satisfaction, particularly among women and younger workers. Many employees struggle to cope with the growing stress and demands within and outside of the workplace. Employers in the accounting profession have become more aware of the work/life issues that face their professionals and many have developed innovative and creative arrangements that can help employees balance work with their particular life situation. In fact, some CPAs cite flexibility as a key reason that they chose the accounting profession in the first place.
Resources for Firms
The Private Companies Practice Section offers a wealth of resources for firms looking to expand benefits and improve management practices in order to recruit and retain the best and brightest talent. Check out the Work/Life and Retention section of the Human Capital Center for more information.