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How firms can overcome challenges and develop a diverse workforce Logo aicpa

  Ken Tysiac |   Free |   AICPA |   17 Apr 2017 |   CPA Insider

Recruiting a diverse workforce can be a challenge. This article discusses how the challenge can be overcome with a commitment to building relationships.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Leadership: Team building, Advanced
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: Leadership: Team building, Advanced
  • Governmental auditing: Leadership: Team building, Advanced
  • Financial accounting & reporting: Leadership: Team building, Advanced
  • Assurance: Leadership: Team building, Advanced
  • Not-for-profit: Leadership: Team building, Advanced
  • IT management & assurance: Leadership: Team building, Advanced
  • Firm practice management: Leadership: Team building, Advanced
  • Tax: Leadership: Team building, Advanced
  • Forensic & valuation services: Leadership: Team building, Advanced
  • Fair value measurement: Leadership: Team building, Advanced
  • Personal financial planning: Leadership: Team building, Advanced

3 Comments/Reflections

Phillippa Willis

Phillippa Willis Feb 2018

This was an interesting read highlighting the need for companies to aim for a more diverse workforce both from an ethnic and gender viewpoint.  This should widen perspectives and improve productivity of the business as more diverse teams perform better than homogeneous teams. To attract and maintain a more diverse employee base requires management buy-in and can involve re-thinking the normal recruitment techniques and internal development programs, for example a Women Forward Program.
Dengmei Xia

Dengmei Xia Dec 2017

Why pursue diversity? As Satterfield said, “more diverse teams perform better than homogeneous teams" . However, it is not easy to answer how to attract and keep a more diverse workforce. The article tell us the tactics, such as getting management buy-in, partnering with diversity-focused organizations, finding students who are overlooked, watching for experienced professionals and being patient.
Biraj Patel

Biraj Patel Dec 2017