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Advice for Firms Facing Increased Antisemitism in the Workplace

I recently read an article entitled, Guidance for Employers to Ensure Workplaces Remain Free from Antisemitism, that highlighted three key points regarding the rise of antisemitism in the workplace and the consequent legal implications for employers. This guidance applies to other areas as well, including islamophobia. The key points all employers need to know are: …

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Managing Career Sustainability to Achieve Balance & Success

Adapted from MOVE Mini Summit presentation by Tricia Bencich, Moss Adams In today’s fast-paced and evolving work environment, professionals encounter a variety of challenges that can impact their overall well-being and career progression. Inspired by the United Nations’ definition of sustainability, the concept of meeting present needs without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their …

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New and Retooled Diversity Programs Center Around Inclusion and Forging Fresh Relevance

Originally included in the 2021 Accounting MOVE Project Report A robust, transparent diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) program is the new baseline at accounting firms. Poll results released in May 2021 by Harris, found that 66% of Americans believe that businesses should “take action” on racial injustice issues, and a nearly identical proportion expected that …

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Smother Burnout by Streaming Work Around Core Responsibilities

Accounting firms that embrace a career-fluid workplace see less burnout, one of the most insidious forces undermining retention, especially for chronically stretched caregivers. Burnout is a pressing issue. A 2022 McKinsey Health Institute survey found that 80% of employers offer mental health and wellness benefits, but in the U.S., at least, 28% of employees say …

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Diverse Talent Thrives in Diverse Places

Career-fluid expectations might drive headlines about digital nomads dialing in from Cambodia, but chances are that mid-career and rising professionals head to Columbus instead. Increasingly, firms are discovering diversity outside major metro areas.  BPM focuses its college recruiting at HBCUs in southern states and overshot this year’s goals. “We attempted to hire from two schools …

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1 + 1 = 3

When Armanino LLP acquired BrownSmithWallace in 2021, it got more than it bargained for.   BrownSmithWallace, a perennial on the Accounting MOVE Project Best Firms for Women list, was well established in its hometown of St. Louis with its women’s initiative, The Bridge. The Bridge blended career advancement and business development skills training with a cycle …

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What is Equal Pay Day?

Equal Pay Day originated in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) to bring awareness to the gap between wages paid to men and women. In essence, March 14 symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men made in the previous year. The Accounting MOVE Project is dedicated …

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