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At Big 4, Men More Satisfied Than Women

This coming Monday, on Tax Day-which is either your least favorite day of the year or your favorite, depending upon how many deductions you take, how many dependents you have, and which tax bracket you fall into-Vault will be releasing its annual ranking of the top accounting firms in North America. Read More >

When Parents Lean In at Work, Do Kids Suffer at Home?

In article after article in the aftermath of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer ending working-from-home options, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg publishing Lean In, about the only related subject I haven't read much if anything about is children. That is, I've came across little about children whose parents' work/life balance tips more toward work than life. Read More >

Why Google’s a Great Place to Work and Your Company Isn’t

Quick, without spending more than two seconds to think about it, answer this yes-or-no question: Do you love your job? If you answered no, then you're in the majority (a recent study showed that more than half of U.S. workers hate their jobs). Read More >

A Day in the Life of the Pope

Do you know what it takes (and how much Leaning In is necessary) to rise to the C-suite of the Catholic Church? Or why the Church always elects popes with more than six decades of experience? Or what the heck the Pope actually does all day? Although I don't know the answer to the first two questions, I do know the answer to the third. Read More >

Can Sheryl Sandberg Break Up the Old Boys' Club?

When Hillary Clinton stepped down as the U.S. Secretary of State earlier this year, it only increased speculation that she would run for president in 2016. It seemed probable, even likely, that the reason Clinton, who is now 65, relinquished her post was to test the waters for another attempt at the presidency and/or rest up for a race that will unofficially begin in less than two years. Read More >

4 Tips for When You Get Volun-"told"

Do you feel like you're always getting volun-told for things? I'm talking about those sneaky things that appear "voluntary" but are laced with all kinds of underlying expectations. It could be a fundraiser at work you're "strongly encouraged" to participate in, something friends expect like going to every birthday party or shower, or even something society expects like how you're supposed to live your life.  Usually, they come out of nowhere. Read More >

Q&A With Deloitte's Chief Inclusion Officer

Last year, Deb DeHaas, an 11-year veteran of Deloitte, was named the firm's chief inclusion officer. Since then, DeHaas has been overseeing Deloitte's expansion of its inclusion programming framework; in addition to a deep focus on gender and race/ethnicity, Deloitte is now also investing significant time and resources on inclusion areas such as sexual orientation, military veterans, disabilities, cross-culture, generations, well-being, and flexibility. Read More >

Is Yahoo Right to Ban Working From Home?

Is working from home a good idea? Opinions on the subject tend to be fairly starkly divided: people usually either love the idea, or profoundly mistrust it. And the reasons for belonging to either camp are fairly well mapped-out too. Those in the "for" group tend to believe that the freedom to work in comfortable surroundings makes them more productive, and gives them the ability to better balance their work and personal lives. Read More >

Accounting Is Least Romantic Industry, According to Survey

Accounting isn't known as a particularly sexy industry. And perhaps underscoring this lack of sex appeal, accounting was found to be the industry with the fewest office romances, according to results of Vault's 2013 Office Romance Survey.  In fact, only 36 percent of accountants who took the survey reported having had a tryst with a coworker. Read More >

How Gay-Friendly Are the Big 4 Accounting Firms?

Although accounting isn't the first industry you think of when you think of liberal, open, accepting workplaces, it's now relatively open and accepting of minorities into its ranks, and even more gay-friendly than you might guess. Which doesn't mean there's still not a lot of progress to be made when it comes to diversity in the industry, both at the Big 4 (Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, and Ernst & Young) and at the mid-sized accounting firms. Read More >

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