Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C. Employees Discover the New “WECxperience”
Firm turns employees’ feedback into action through expansion of total rewards package
Norfolk, Va. - CPAmerica firm, Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C. (WEC) has rolled out its newest set of employee initiatives, adding to the firm’s already extensive list of perks and benefits. In a firm-wide meeting, packaged as “The 2019 WECxperience,” firm leadership unveiled long-term firm goals, five new/revamped employee benefits, upcoming firm functions for the year, plans for firm-wide employee gifts and new/revamped firm programming. The latest addition to WEC’s list of perks and benefits, which serves as a morale booster as the 2019 busy season starts to pick up, comes as the result of employee feedback, collected through focus groups and various surveys, as well as an analysis of benefits offered by other companies in the firm’s market.
“We have been looking forward to revealing the ‘WECxperience’ to our team as it is a great illustration of how much their feedback is heard and valued,” said WEC Shareholder Angela Kerns, CPA, HCCP. “We took the time to listen to our employees, then crafted perks, benefits and programs to meet their needs, and now it’s time to finally implement these changes to show our appreciation for the hard work they put in day in and day out.”
New employee benefits include paid parental leave and paid bereavement leave. Administrative and paraprofessional staff will receive the benefit of an additional week of paid time off after five years of service. This is in conjunction with the five weeks paid time off administrative and paraprofessional staff already received after 10 years of service. WEC has also revamped their CPA licensure coverage and incentive plan to motivate staff to get a head start on their CPA exams by providing reimbursement for all review materials, exam fees, license application fees and state specific ethics courses upfront, if they meet all criteria required by the program. A bonus will be awarded to those that pass all four parts of the CPA exam as well as the ethics course within 18 months. If passed within two years, staff will still receive a bonus, but at a reduced amount. The firm also announced it was moving to a “dress for your day” policy in which employees are able to dress down, while still maintaining a professional presence, on days they do not have client meetings or other items on their schedule which require a specific dress code.