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Ditch the Mistletoe - Avoiding Sexual Harassment Charges

For many companies, the end of the year means planning an annual holiday party. But beware - if employees cut loose at a company-sponsored function, it can lead to sexual harassment charges.
Education & Careers

HR Needs to Step Up Tech Usage to Show Value to Their Business

Globalization, talent constraints, and new technology pose significant opportunities for material change in human resources, according to new research.
Education & Careers

Is Your Leadership Style Subpar?

A significant gap exists in what characteristics accountants at all levels value in their leaders and what they believe their current leaders actually demonstrate, according research done by members of The CPA Consultants' Alliance.
Practice

The Payroll Pull

Managing a payroll company isn't for the faint of heart. No matter what's happening at any given moment, people expect to get paid - even after a being struck by a natural disaster.
Practice

The Rise in Pregnancy Disability Regulations

Disability claims are always challenging for employers, but this is especially the case when pregnant workers suffer complications that leave them unable to perform their normal job duties.
Practice

Too Much To Do, All the Time?

A growing number of accounting professionals face too many interruptions, have too much to do, and not enough time to do it. If this happens to be your lot, and you've been looking for solutions, you'll find some here.
Practice

Six Rules of Wise Recruiting for Small Businesses

Johnny Laurent, vice president and general manager of the Sage Employer Solutions business unit, offers guidelines that small businesses can implement during the recruiting process.
Technology

Guide to Hiring IT Staff (Part 2) - IT Administrator

Does your accounting firm need to create an IT team or expand an existing team? Xcentric Account Manager Jonathan Hull shares his insights on how accountants can make skillful decisions when hiring IT staff.
Practice

Employee Benefits When Times Are Tough

Heath care continues to grow increasingly expensive. So does the rent. So do the coffee and creamer you offer your staff. While some of these may only seem like pennies, pennies add up after a while.
Education & Careers

Exit Interviews: Too Little, Too Late

"We need to talk." Those words typically signal the end of a romantic relationship. But the same holds true when an employee - usually one of the "stars" - wants to leave his or her current firm or company.
Practice

Improve Upside-Down Reporting Relationships

A workplace reporting relationship that used to be fairly rare is older workers reporting to younger managers. This is a growing phenomenon and will become more prevalent, at least until boomers stop working.
Practice

Mixed Reviews for Employee Performance Reviews

How useful are performance reviews? It depends on who you ask. A recent survey conducted by Accountemps reveals some interesting results.
Education & Careers

Resumes: From the Bizarre to Impactful

CareerBuilder's study of 2,298 hiring managers nationwide provides real-life examples of resumes that stood out for the right - and wrong - reasons, and explores common pitfalls to avoid.
Practice

Criminal Background Checks and Hiring Practices

Criminal background checks for job applicants have become standard operating procedure for many companies. However, companies that routinely conduct such background checks should look at their current policies and procedures.
Practice

Happy Employees Make Happy Clients

Melissa Brogan is hesitant to call the benefits offered at Barnes Dennig "perks." For her, it's a reflection of her firm's culture. Barnes Dennig has an employee- and client-centric culture and boasts a staff retention average of 94 percent.
Practice

You, Project Management, and Communication

In her article, Erin Cheever covers the five communication rules to live by when starting a project and what drives it throughout the entire process.
Education & Careers

Rules of Engagement - View on Jobs Outlook

Findings from the latest Randstad Engagement Index show finance and accounting employees believe the job market is going to pick up, and when it does, many plan to leave their current positions for a better job.
Education & Careers

IMA Survey: Accountants' Salaries Hold Steady

According to the twenty-third IMA Annual Salary Survey, the average total compensation rose for IMA members.
Education & Careers

Tips for Turning an Internship into a Full-Time Job Offer

At Ernst & Young LLP, which will welcome 2,300 interns in 2013, students can look forward to training in personal and technical skills, forming relationships with mentors, and engaging in hands-on client service work.
Education & Careers

GAO's Recent Study on Unemployed Older Workers - We Need Solutions

A recent study done by the GAO raises concerns about how long-term unemployment will affect older workers’ reemployment prospects and future retirement income.

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