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Accounting Made Awesome: From Culture to Retention | 10.02.15

Earlier this week I spoke at a CPA firm association conference. We spent three hours discussing engagement and retention, and to be honest the discussion could have gone on for another three days. That's how tight the talent market is. So crazy tight that one firm didn't even want to lose their C and D-level players. Yikes.

Along with the retention issue is engagement. How do firms face the challenges that arise from the shift in generational makeup and keep everyone engaged at work? For some new ideas, I'm sharing the this AICPA post on Gen X's role in the transition. Yes, those oft-overlooked grunge-loving cynics may be the bridge between the Boomers and Millennials that you've been seeking. 

3 Ways Gen Xers Are the Key to Leading Millennials [AICPA]

For a shocking number of workers, no job will ever be good enough [MarketWatch]

Do You Have a Manager’s Mindset? [HBR]

I'm Sick Of Being The Office Therapist, What Should I Do? [Fast Company]

When a 10-hour transcontinental flight is just another trip to the office [Quartz]

Have a great weekend!