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CPA firm involves employees in creating work/life benefits

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On the first day of work, each new hire at CPA giant Plante Moran is assigned an experienced “buddy” to show him or her the ropes—and a team partner tasked with helping the newbie achieve personal and professional career goals.

Employees who become first-time parents also get buddies—experienced working parents—along with on-site child care on Saturdays during the busy tax season.

The perks developed through what the 2,000-employee organization calls its Personal Tightrope Action Committee, or PTA. The committee researches and recommends programs and policies that promote work/life balance, including:

  • Firm-wide volunteer initiatives, which include paid time off to allow employees to support community efforts
  • A diversity council and affinity groups, including an LGBT resource group
  • A Women in Leadership initiative to attract, retain, develop and advance women into leadership positions across the firm.

Contact: Dan Artman of Plante Moran, (248) 223-3469.

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