Especially happy for the recognition of my friends at Mark Bailey & Co for ranking the #1 small firm to work for (any coincidence that the firm does not keep timesheets?).
Per the article:
Mark Bailey & Co. in Reno, Nev., Frazier & Deeter LLC in Atlanta, and Kaufman, Rossin & Co. in Miami garnered the first-place ranking in the small, midsized and large categories, respectively.
In all, five small firms, 40 midsized firms and 15 large firms were honored as Best Firms to Work For. They will be recognized at an awards ceremony in May.
How were these firms evaluated?
Identifying and recognizing the best employers in accounting was a joint effort of the publishers of Accounting Today and Best Companies Group.
...accounting firms with at least 15 employees...submitted an Employer Benefits and Policies Questionnaire to disclose company policies, practices and demographics, which made up one quarter of the firm's score.
Then staff members completed a confidential Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey, to evaluate the employees' workplace experience and company culture, which accounted for the remaining three quarters of each firm's score.
The results were then analyzed and categorized in eight areas: leadership and planning, corporate culture and communications, role satisfaction, work environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits, and overall engagement.