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Finding Work-Life Balance Through Flexible Work Arrangements

While our core values and community focus have remained intact over our 70 years of business, YHB’s culture has come a long way since its founding. Our industry is changing every day, and in order to recruit and retain top talent, YHB knows it has to adapt in order to support the modern-day job seeker. Creating an environment that allows year-round flex time, alternative work arrangements, and technology advancements that create the ability to work from anywhere, anytime, has allowed YHB to expand its employment opportunities and allow individuals to create their ideal work-life balance. Jenny Piasecki who works part-time at YHB as a tax manager for the bank team, is the perfect example of how YHB is modernizing in order to retain some of the best talent in the industry.

Can you tell us about your career history with YHB?

I started with YHB in my current position in October 2017 as a tax manager for the bank tax team. Previously, from November 2005 through June 2007 I was a supervisory senior on the audit and tax team. I left in 2007 because my husband and I moved to Virginia Beach.

Can you speak to YHB’s alternative work arrangements and how it has benefited you?

In my current position, I work part time with flexible hours/locations to allow me to manage my three children’s schedule and mine. My part time hours are 80% of what a full-time employee works. I generally work the same schedule every week, but I have the flexibility to move my schedule around during the week if necessary or to work from home. For example, if one of my children are sick I can work from home that day, or if I want to go on a field trip with my kids, I can switch my schedule around to work more hours the other days of the week. I also work from home during busy season to get the extra hours but still be home in the evenings. I don’t have any family in the area and on call babysitters are hard to find so this arrangement gives me peace of mind that my children are taken care of.

What does work-life balance mean to you and how has YHB supported that?

Work-life balance is different for everyone. For me, work-life balance means being able to be to be home when my older children get off the bus from school which lets us accomplish homework and have time for after school activities, but to still have a challenging career. I love working in public accounting, but when I was working full time, I had a lot of working mom-guilt and felt overwhelmed trying to do it all. The part time flexible schedule is great for my mental health and stress levels.

What are some of the positive changes you’ve witnessed about YHB’s culture since you’ve been here?

I have always enjoyed working at YHB and it has one of the best cultures I’ve encountered in my public accounting career.   I have worked for five different public accounting firm in my career and YHB has been the best at having a job that is challenging but still allowing for a work-life balance. I initially came to work at YHB in 2005 because I was looking for a company that would give me more opportunity for advancement and more interesting/challenging work than where I was at the time.  In 2005, I didn’t have any children and was looking for a challenge.  However, even when I was at YHB at the time, I noticed that their culture allowed for a wide variety of work schedules.  YHB has continued to improve their options for a variety of work schedules by allowing employees to work from home by implementing advance technology software that makes this doable.

Read more here about YHB’s attractive and unique work culture and the many benefits available to its employees!