November 23. 2011 | Lindsay Dattilio
Say “Thank You” – And Not Just at Thanksgiving
Watkins Meegan, and countless other CPA firms, recently wrapped up the college recruiting season. As always, our firm looks to bring on board only the best and brightest candidates the surrounding colleges and universities have to offer. During this process, the current staff spoke openly and honestly about what made them choose Watkins Meegan, and offered up advice to the applicants about how to go about choosing a firm that’s right for them. However, it was during this recruiting process that I realized the reasons firms attract recruits are not the same reasons firms maintain a quality staff.
For example, most new recruits aren’t interested in how managers motivate their staff, but you’ll find motivation to be one of the top concerns among current employees, and this goes for all industries. How often do you hear interviewees ask you how they will be valued by your firm? In my opinion, most employees appreciate a “thank you” or a personal e-mail to tell them what a great job they did on a certain project. For many staff, recognition by their superiors demonstrates they are valued and respected by their employer. So, the next time you see someone going above and beyond, make sure their manager or superior hears about it.
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