Counting on a More Diverse Workforce: With a New Corporate Recruitment Program in Place, Auditing Firm Deloitte & Touche Reaches out to Minority Students with the Lure of Scholarships, Training and Mentoring
Chew, Cassie M., Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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. The company has recruited 52 FLAP scholars (including participants in FLAP junior scholars), with 35 now working at Deloitte offices across the United States, Mobray says.
FLAP has three …
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Publication information: Article title: Counting on a More Diverse Workforce: With a New Corporate Recruitment Program in Place, Auditing Firm Deloitte & Touche Reaches out to Minority Students with the Lure of Scholarships, Training and Mentoring. Contributors: Chew, Cassie M. - Author. Magazine title: Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 24. Issue: 18 Publication date: October 18, 2007. Page number: 36+. © 2008 Cox, Matthews & Associates. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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