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Survey: Most workers are comfortable with negotiating a higher salary

Talking about compensation with a potential employer can be a nerve-racking experience, especially in a tight job market. But most of today's professionals aren't shy about asking companies to show them the money.
Practice

New hires: Why organizations need assessments

Assessments immediately reveal much more consistent, in-depth, and objective information about employees than most managers could uncover on their own.
Practice

More multi-generational engagement and communication tips

Research by Kit Yarrow for her book, "Gen BuY: How Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings are Revolutionizing Retail," provides some useful insights about how to achieve and maintain engagement with Gen Y/Millennials for professional development directors, marketers, recruiters, event planners, mentors, membership organizations, and managers generally.
Practice

Wellness programs pay off in lowering health care costs

Healthcare costs are rising, but employers are proactively working to curb costs and create healthier workforces -- and employees are getting onboard.
AccountingWEB Life

U.S. workers aren't the only ones interested in work/life balance

Sage has released the findings of a recent survey of nearly 200 of its French-speaking Canadian Sage Accountants Network members. Results underscore top concerns about social media usage and resources network members tap into to stay on top of trends in the profession.
Tax

CFOs speak out on economy, health care, wages, and benefits

In a national biannual survey of U.S. Chief Financial Officers and senior comptrollers conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, 54% of respondents say the best way to reduce the U.S. federal deficit is to reduce spending.
Practice Management

Action checklist for inter-generational initiatives

There are many ways people of any generation can contribute to inter-generational inclusion. The items in this checklist can apply to any generation as the action initiators.
Practice Management

Get the right results from employment tests, while avoiding charges of discrimination

As the economy slowly improves and employers look to add more workers, hiring productive workers is as important as ever, and no one wants to waste time and money hiring people who aren’t the right fit.
Practice

Flat world update: Use social media internally to flatten your organization chart

Commerce is now global, accessible, and available to all– the world has been deemed flat With all this talk about how flat the world is, it’s amazing how hierarchal our companies and institutions are, especially as professional service firms whose titles create a class system of their own.
Practice

Year one, ObamaCare report card shows health care costs rising

As health care reform marks its one-year anniversary, a new Deloitte report reveals that consumers are spending $363 billion, or 14.7 percent more, on health care than traditionally reported in official government accounts.
Practice Management

Minimize personality conflicts in your workplace

The motherly instruction to "play well with others" doesn't always travel from the playground to the workplace. Resolving staff conflicts is an ongoing issue faced by supervisors.
Practice Management

Going through the motions: Only 1/3 of workers are engaged in their jobs

Remember mood rings – those unstylish color-changing rings that would give you away if you were embarrassed, in love, or just having a hot flash? Now Globoforce has announced the 21st Century version of the mood ring – the Globoforce Workforce Mood Tracker.
AccountingWEB Life

Top tech etiquette offenders; guide helps prevent blunders

In the days when tweets were bird sounds and a text was a book, workplace blunders had a limited audience. Now, however, these missteps can receive broad exposure with unhappy consequences.
Practice Management

Employers offer training, flexible schedules, mentoring to attract, retain staff

Companies concerned about keeping top performers and attracting new ones might be sweetening the pot with non-monetary benefits, according to a recent survey. Subsidized training and education topped the list of perks.
Practice

Small business employment index indicates job growth in January

Small business employment continued to show encouraging growth in January, with hours worked showing a strong increase as wages grew slightly, according to a recent survey.
Practice Management

From K-9s to 1099s: Pet-friendly firm boosts morale

With a fragile economy still struggling to rebound, employers continue to search for ways to boost morale and productivity. CPA firm Stone, Rudolph & Henry has found a secret to success in Rocky. Although Rocky didn’t originally come to the firm to improve morale, his presence has made a positive impact on SR&H.
Practice

Accounting and finance employee confidence rises; more looking to change jobs

The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. accounting and finance workers, edged up 2.2 points to 56.1 in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a recent survey.
Practice

Feeling stressed? There's a guide for that

The Stress Management Society says stress levels are at an all time high – the highest since the group was launched in 2003. SMS is warning people to look out for stress symptoms and have a plan to combat stress if it arrives.
Practice

Small business employment index indicates 57,000 jobs created in December

Small business employment continued to show growth in December with an increase in hours worked and wages flat, according to the most recent Small Business Employment Index by Intuit Inc.
Practice

Reviewing overtime standards should be one of your resolutions

Miscalculating overtime can be extremely costly for companies in terms of fines and lawsuits. And the U.S. government has just made it easier for unhappy employees to find lawyers willing to sue companies over alleged FLSA overtime violations.

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