ERIC Number: EJ780783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-17
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Counting on a More Diverse Workforce
Chew, Cassie M.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v24 n18 p36-38 Oct 2007
Big Four auditing firm Deloitte & Touche LLP USA may have found a way to address two of the top challenges for public accounting firms of the decade: finding and retaining qualified staff and recruiting new leadership. Deloitte is going to campuses across the United States in search of its next generation of talented accounting professionals with a recruitment and retention program designed to finance the education of selected scholars, get their feet in the door at the company and set them on the path to a successful career. The Future Leaders Apprentice Program (FLAP) began a year ago under the efforts of Kaplan Mobray, Deloitte's U.S. diversity recruiting leader. Last year, Deloitte began going to colleges within the company's seven regions, including 25 schools the New York-based auditor has designated as sources for finding talented African-American, American Indian, Asian and Hispanic accounting majors, in search of FLAP recruits. Deloitte is seeking scholars with good grades, leadership potential and demonstrated commitment to their communities. FLAP has three components: Upon accepting a $5,000 scholarship for use toward undergraduate educational expenses or the fifth-year of study required to become a certified public accountant (CPA), recruits agree to take a job with Deloitte. Once hired, the scholars participate in a two-year leadership development curriculum that features seminars and opportunities to meet top executives. They also are matched with Deloitte mid- and senior-level managers who serve as their mentors and sponsors.
Descriptors: Leadership, Recruitment, Mentors, Incentive Grants, Articulation (Education), Cultural Pluralism, African American Students, American Indians, Asian American Students, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Accounting, Majors (Students)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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