White Nelson Diehl Evans has been featured in Roger CPA Review’s blog series What Firms Did for their Staff During Busy Tax Season.
Since Busy Season is over, we wanted to take some time to show you how Busy Season isn’t always just about 60 hour work weeks and endless cups of coffee. As we end our series titled “What Firms Did For Their Staff During Busy Season,” we’d like to feature two more firms whose company culture and core values made Busy Season for their staff a happy and healthy one.
This past week, we featured RSM US LLP, Mountjoy Chilton Medley, and Wiss & Company. Today, we’d like to highlight MKS&H as well as WNDE. We spoke to Mark Howells, Digital Marketing Manager from MKS&H and Scott Krueger, CFO from WNDE who told us about why it’s important to keep morale high during this intense time of the year.
Thanks to our “Connectedness Committee” established over a year ago, White Nelson Diehl Evans (WNDE) has a group of dedicated employees who ensure that we have monthly activities all year long, but especially during busy season to help alleviate stress, keep employees engaged and keep our departments connected.
This has become an important part of the culture here at White Nelson Diehl Evans and everyone has been great about their participation and commitment to bring some “fun” to work – during what can be an extremely stressful time of year.
Why do you think it’s important to keep up morale during Busy Season?
Morale is important all year long, but in our busiest time of year, when people are tired and there are deadlines to meet it is even more important. A higher level of employee engagement through brief breaks, activities and fun gets everyone through the busy season a bit easier.
What other activities do you and your staff do during this time?
*Eleven weeks of catered dinners from local restaurants (Wahoo’s, Flame Broiler, Daphne’s, Togo’s, Corner Bakery, Macaroni Grill, etc.)
Give employees a paid holiday the [day after] tax day
Football Jersey Day
Ice Cream Social
*Our dinners [and monthly activities] are rated as one of the top things employees love about working here!