Slideshow The HR Helpline

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  • August 22 2016, 5:30am EDT
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With recruiting and retaining top talent a major concern for accounting firms – and with more and of that talent expecting more from their workplaces – human resources issues are popping up all over the profession.

In this slideshow, consultants Tamera Loerzel and Jennifer Wilson of ConvergenceCoaching answer tough HR questions they’ve heard from real accounting firms.

A text-only version of this story is available here.

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Also, consider having them read the book Presence by Amy Cuddy for some other concrete strategies to improve.

Try this: “I wanted to share something with you that is a little personal, but it is something I want to make sure that you’re aware of. I’ve noticed [avoid saying that others have noticed, because that is likely to upset her] that there are times when you come to work where it seems like you might not be as fresh or crisp as we’d expect. To garner the respect of your peers and clients, you want to project a truly clean and professional image. When it seems like you may not have taken the time to shower before work and use deodorant, perhaps, then it doesn’t project that crisp image we should all be striving for. I’d like to ask that you put in more effort to come to work each day as fresh and clean in appearance and hygiene as possible. What do you think of this request?”

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The HR Helpline is written by Tamera Loerzel and Jennifer Wilson, partners in ConvergenceCoaching LLC, a leadership and management coaching and consulting firm that specializes in helping leaders achieve success.

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