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Ben Smith: Workplace Transformation and the Next Generation Employee

Focusing on the evolving aspirations and motivations of the modern professional workforce, Mobility, Wellness, Culture and Skills are the levers for change at Accountancy firm Ecovis. Here Ben looks at the changing trends in the workplace, outlines some of their successful programmes and defines what it means for businesses as they look to recruit and develop the best young talent in an increasingly competitive and dynamic market…

Times they are a-changin’

As I write this article, I’m sat in a coffee-shop in Soho with my laptop in front of me, a coffee to hand and some classic Bob Dylan streaming. I look around and it’s not difficult to find inspiration for a piece on workplace transformation and the next generation of employee; technology and trend ooze from all of those around as they pay for their celery juices and butter coffees via their smart watches, whilst also using their mobile apps to do anything from sustainable shopping to checking in on a Qigong class. I’m feeling a bit staid as I drink a filter coffee…how boring! And yet, it gets me thinking about the changing trends in the workplace – and in particular, what they mean for Ecovis as a business as we look to recruit and develop the best young talent in an increasingly competitive and dynamic market.

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Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Ecovis
Ben is a Partner at Ecovis Wingrave Yeats, having joined the firm from PwC in 2006. In his time at Ecovis Ben has been heavily involved in the development of our Financial Services specialism and has been integral to the successful development and management of our Outsourced Accounting service line. An ICAEW qualified accountant, Ben has also spent time in industry specialising in Insurance and Capital Markets, having also worked in France as an I.T Systems Analyst as part of his degree in Business Studies. Ben’s client portfolio spans Financial Services, including all manner of FCA-regulated firms and structured finance vehicles. Aside from Financial Services Ben maintains a keen involvement in inbound investments to the UK, specifically excelling in accounting systems development and improvement. Ben is a founding member of the Ecovis International Accounting Taskforce and is also our IT Partner.