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Working like a dog this tax season? Why not work... with your dog?

It's tax season again and your staff is working like dogs... why not make their lives better by letting their beloved canines accompany them to work on Saturdays? Some firms have gone so far as to institute an open doggy door policy for accountants and staff who are working weekends.What's in it for the boss?
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Florida CPA firm wears red

As part of February's American Heart Month, Daszkal Bolton LLP, a certified public accounting firm with offices in Boca Raton, Sunrise, and Jupiter, FL joined thousands of Americans nationwide in celebrating National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 6, 2009, by wearing red to help raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease for women. The firm is happy to report nearly 100 percent participation by nearly 70 female employees in all three offices.
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Taking your dog to work

by Yvonne OlsonThere are advantages and disadvantages to taking your dog to work. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages? Let's consider both and you can decide.Advantages
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Employers find wellness programs can cut overall health care costs

As employers nationwide struggle with rising health care costs, many have implemented a variety of cost saving initiatives. A recent health care survey found the majority of public sector employers are working to control costs by implementing disease management and wellness programs, instead of introducing consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs).Over half of the public employers who responded to the survey indicate they have implemented a disease management (69%) or a wellness program (65%). A much smaller percentage, only 17%, have a consumer-driven health plan in place.
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Lawmakers consider employer role in controlling obesity

As American waistlines expand, there's little surprise that this public health issue poses a challenge to the nation's employers. In some states, including New York and California, government regulators are stepping in to urge businesses to take action.
Practice Management

A Conversation With Betsy Nolen: The busy accountant’s best friend

Betsy Nolen is not an accountant, but at the CPA firm of Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith in Birmingham, Alabama, she's a VIP. Ask anyone who works there and they'll tell you that this young woman is well-loved. What does she do? For the last two years, she has filled the role of personal valet to every member of the BMSS staff, from partners to the receptionist. It all started when founding partner, John Shank read about another firm that employed a valet to help busy CPAs get through the hectic tax season with a little more peace of mind. Shank admits... he stole the idea...
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Lack of sleep leads to job dissatisfaction

A survey from the University of Florida reveals that lack of sleep not only makes people tired and irritable, it also causes them to dislike or even hate their jobs the next morning. The effects were more pronounced among women, who reported suffering more fatigue and hostility and being less attentive and happy than their male counterparts.
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Is golf just “A good walk spoiled” or a premier business tool?

To some, golf is just a boring waste of time. To others, it's an expensive hobby masquerading as a sport. Mark Twain called it "a good walk spoiled." But whatever your attitude towards golf, this is one endeavor that may have the power to multiply your business success. Not only is golf an excellent place to network and to build relationships with clients and prospects, some fans view a round of golf as a window into the soul of a fellow player, both in business and in life.
Workplace Fitness

The returning-from-vacation blues

Four out of 10 employees feel their life is out of balance. Bruce Katcher, the founder of Discovery Surveys, shares tips for facing some work-related realities.It's the vacation season. Earlier this month I spent a week with a good friend at his lake house in Minnesota. He and his family spend two weeks there each year taking in the sun and wake boarding. During the last several days of the vacation, he kept saying, "I'm dreading going back to work." His job as a doctor at a large hospital is very demanding. In fact, he plans to retire in a year or so at the age of 53.
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Deloitte is building new learning campus

Deloitte LLP has announced that it will invest approximately $300 million in the creation of a state-of-the-art learning and leadership development center in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in Westlake, TX. Construction on the new facility will begin in 2009 and the center is expected to open in 2011.The facility will serve as a central destination for all of Deloitte's talent, including everyone from new hires to senior leadership to partners, principals, and directors. The 750,000-square-foot campus will have 800 guest rooms.
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Economy is down but benefits remain stable

Despite recent challenges to the economy, employers are managing to maintain a balance in employee benefits, according to the 2008 Employee Benefits Survey released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at its 60th Annual Conference.
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Retirement fitness subject of Hollywood personality Ben Stein's 8-point plan

Most retirement-minded Americans might not see the connection between physical fitness and retirement planning - except for the fact that both can make them sweat! Ben Stein, spokesperson for National Retirement Planning Week 2007, November 12-17, believes that an approach similar to physical fitness can also be applied to financial fitness.
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Virginia CPAs blend fiscal fitness with physical fitness

Sound mind, sound body, sound savings account?The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) last month joined Radio Disney's Move It! tour, which urges kids and families to "join in on activities to get you gamin', groovin' and movin'."Why would CPAs get involved? The national mall tour is all about healthy lifestyles. While Radio Disney celebrated music and movement, the Virginia Society of CPAs promoted healthy financial habits at mall stops in Chesapeake and Richmond over two weekends in July.
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How to Motivate Small-Business Employees

Are you a small-business owner who is finding it more and more difficult to motivate your troops? SmartMoney.com offers five easy tips for kick-starting your crew without busting your budgets.While large corporations with deep pockets can easily dangle bonuses, perks and an array of fancy reward programs (often created by outside consultants) to encourage employees to outperform, you company isn't quite there yet.
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5 Signs of An Unhealthy Workaholic

A growing number of highly paid professionals are endangering their health by logging more than 60 hours per week, traveling regularly and responding to clients 24 hours a day.
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10 Tips for Balancing Work & Life

As today’s workforce deals with an ongoing struggle to find the right work/life balance. Crowe Chizek and Company LLC is attempting to address this issue through one element of its Women Into Leadership (WIL) program. At a recent event, Crowe personnel discussed what tactics work in their lives. From this, Crowe has compiled the following 10 tips to help other people find their appropriate work/life balance.
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Giving Thanks Is Good For You

“Gratitude allows you to take good things in,” says Lisa Lewis, PhD., director of psychology at The Merringer Clinic in Houston and an associate professor in the Merringer Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. “Often good things happen, and we aren’t very mindful when they happen. We get compliments and we brush them off. We get a promotion and all we think about is how stressful it is going to be. Our children go to college and all we can think about is how lonely we are going to be.
Practice Management

Stress at work: What keeps employees up at night

A recent survey reveals disturbing results showing 95 percent of managers feel life is stressful at the office. As a result, stress caused 28 percent to take time off from work. And stress at work is not restricted to managers."Stress in the workplace is a major issue for businesses,” Managing Director of SoftSkill EMEA, Kevin Young says of the study. “Helping people to manage stress can have a positive effect on their effectiveness at work and reduce the number of stress-related absences."
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Busy Season Stress Busting

The busy season is upon us. With it comes longer hours, greater workloads and stress. To help you cope with the season and avoid burnout AccountingWEB recommends balancing rule-making with rule-breaking and focusing on communicating clearly with co-workers, clients, family and friends.Rule-Making
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Tax Season Stress Busters…Part Two

Last week we presented some ideas on ways to reduce the stresses of tax season. Here are some more great ideas from the members of AccountingWEB.com – Part Two On nice weekend days, teens can come to the office parking lot and wash all the cars.  

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