Attracting and Retaining Talent – ABE Melbourne 2023

Aside from meeting and listening to some of the most amazing speakers, I also had the pleasure to present my own speech at the Accounting Business Expo in Melbourne this year. 

Some of the topics that I discussed included:

  1. What are the commonalities between those that have too many accountants knocking on their door and those that hear crickets!
  2. Why do some firms seem to have Remarkable Retention and others have Atrocious Attrition?
  3. What changes can you make in your firm to improve your recruiting and retention strategies?
  4. Future of the accounting industry when it comes to talent! 


𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐩𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐬𝐨 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤? 

As a recruitment professional and an accountant myself – I wanted to present everyone with numbers, evidence and questions that would aid us in becoming remarkable industry leaders not just in servicing our clients but in making sure that employee engagement and retention is top notch, which in the long run would help us build a much better practice.

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𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐛𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐥:

𝐎𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭:

Rita Nehme


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