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The current generation making the majority of the workforce wants to do more than clock in and clock out. Putting in the time is important to Millennials, but so is fulfillment. Professional and personal lives are blending together more than ever before. These blurred lines are causing today's workers to look at what they are doing and how it is shaping them more than previous generations.
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Technology has made our world more efficient than ever before. What takes us a few seconds to communicate used to take days, weeks, and even months. Computers now take processes humans could do in hours and make them happen in seconds. We've used technology to put a man into space. Why not take what technology has to offer and make your CPA Review experience more intelligent and efficient?
That's what we've done with AdaptaPASS.
More employees than ever are working from home - a number that seems to be going nowhere but up. Employees benefit from more flexible schedules, decreased commutes, and a spike to happiness. Employers get the benefit of fewer bodies in the office which result in less office space needed and lower utilities which results in lower overhead, and happier, more loyal employees. The idea is that this all increases productivity while lowering turnover.
Millennials have a serious case of wanderlust. The majority of the young adults this group desire to see the world and take advantage of cheap travel opportunities; and, they plan to do it while they're still young. The result is a significant part of the workforce who collectively want to experience the world like no other generation has in the past. Luckily, the digital workplace is often allowing them to do it.
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The first few years of your career can be difficult to navigate. There's an expectation to be professional to the standard of seasoned pro's without a) having much experience and b) being able to accommodate every expectation as times and common practices have changed. Keeping everyone happy and making genuine connections can feel intimidating, but it is possible.
Start by building a good base of helpful practices. Understand that it we live in an age where a good handshake and business card are as necessary as an up-to-date LinkenIn and online presence. You'll have to consider old school and new school approaches and figure out how to bridge the gap, but it's not something you need to shy away from.
We're getting to the point in the year where vacations are catching up to us, and winter workloads are bearing down. New work is put on top of old work, and you'll feel pressure to get it all done at once. New hires are coming in, but they don't know what they're doing, so it'll be expected that you carry a little extra of the workload. No matter the reason, the result is having a lot more than you'd like on your plate.
The reasons they picked these cities are likely different from those a Forbes or Business Insider would highlight, but it's great to have options. The diversity revolves around opportunity and lifestyle. We liked Outside Magazine's different take on cities they liked for their readers. The beautiful thing about being a CPA is how every option is possible. From New York City to a heli-ski operation in Alaska, there are accountants everywhere. Since Outside honed in on their top 25 choices based on great things like places to raise kids, enjoy great food and drink, and be super active, we thought we'd trim the list down with a professional oriented eye.
When you are in charge of making the financial decisions for your company, it can be easy to get into a mode where you call the shots. The problem with this is how people may disagree with you and stray, bend, or push the limits which will ultimately make your job harder. Much like coaching a team you may be the one in charge, but the key is to get your players to do what you say, not just telling them to do it.
There has been a lot of speculation about the fate of the accountant lately. Some have predicted the demise of a career while others have been quick to lift up the profession as more vital now than ever. The one thing that is for sure is the industry is changing, new challenges are arising, and we are witnessing a generation rising to the occasion.
What we are seeing is history repeating itself. The profession of accounting has a tried, true, and steady place throughout history. Accounting has helped nations establish themselves, has seen computers become commonplace in the 80's, survived user friendly software programs, and will do fine in the age of automation as well. The profession has overseen many advances, and the new age of technology we are experiencing is just another notch on the timeline.