Professional Services still adds up as a career of choice according to new survey

November 2002
Management Services;Nov2002, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p7
Academic Journal
This article reports that a research conducted by the Huntswood company has found out that the reputation of the professional services industry may have taken a battering in 2002, but this certainly has not been met by a voluntary mass exodus of employees in Great Britain. The research, which questioned both management consultants and accountants, revealed that 96 percent of respondents felt that recent corporate scandals have had a detrimental impact on the reputation of the professional services industry as a whole, but this has not deterred the majority of accountants and, to a lesser extent consultants, from still wanting to work in their respective industries. The split between the accountancy firms and their consultancy practices, in order to reduce the risk of companies being embroiled in a conflict of interest, seems to be a matter of some discontentment. Another area of concern is downsizing and redundancies, with almost three quarters of respondents believing these have had a negative impact on public perception.


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