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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.
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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.
Education & Careers

Tattoos, body piercings, and accounting firms

What do tattoos, nose rings, and CPA firms have in common? Millennials are expected to make up more than one third of the country’s workforce by 2014 and, of that segment, 12 percent have a tattoo and 25 percent have a body part pierced other than earlobes.
Practice Management

Study: Compliance, staffing capabilities will need special attention in changing economy

The 2011 benchmarking study of the finance function has been released. The study reveals how public and private firms of all sizes are currently managing their financial departments in six vital areas.
Practice

Five frustrating employee habits

Sometimes the simplest of employee problems can end up making big waves down the line. Following are five common employee problems and suggestions on how to diffuse them before they end up causing you more trouble than necessary.
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Accounting, finance HR managers emphasize good cultural fit

More than two-thirds of HR managers or recruiters who have responsibility in recruiting accounting and finance positions have indicated that they are planning to hire in the next six months.
Practice

Business confidence remains high among CFOs; recruiting challenges rise

A net 2 percent of chief financial officers interviewed for the Robert Half Financial Hiring Index said they plan to hire full-time accounting and finance professionals in the first quarter of 2011.
Practice Management

Merit pay does not always motivate employees

"Show me the money!” We’ve all seen the movie Jerry Maguire. And, rest assured, if someone speaks those four words, you’re almost always going to associate them with that unforgettable scene.
Practice

Renewed focus on professionalism

A frequently heard criticism is that Millennials/Gen Yers are short on what has been considered professionalism, a very significant attribute for succeeding in business and particularly in a professional service organization and role.
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How to deal with difficult people at work

Are you struggling to cope with difficult people at work? If you are, then you are not alone. The workplace is full of difficult people who can make your life miserable if you let them.
Practice Management

The first person you have to manage every day is yourself

The first person you have to manage every day is you. You want to be in a strong position at work. You want to take charge of your role in every relationship with every boss. It's just that there are so many factors beyond your control at work.
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Networking events vs. events to network

I was recently asked a question to determine the difference between actual networking events and events in which to network. Believe it or not, there is a distinct difference between the two.
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Is Gen X facing a mid-life crisis or getting ready to lead?

The arts reflect the culture that the artists are observing, so what do the patterns and kernels of truth in the films, books, etc, of today tell us? What will engage members of Generation X to be the leaders and achievers they need to be?
Practice Development

Making business personal builds trust

One of the most common mistakes people make when building relationships for career success and revenue growth is treating business contacts differently than personal friends.
Practice

New route to allowing unions through card checks?

When Barack Obama ran for president, his message was all about hope and change. But a recent decision by one regulatory agency makes it seem like it may all just be politics as usual in Washington. That decision, by a politically appointed board, seems to represent an end-run around Congress.
A&A

CFOs have mixed feelings regarding social media

More than half of chief financial officers said their greatest social media concern is that employees are wasting time during business hours using such sites as Facebook and Twitter.
Practice Management

How setting goals creates happy workers

Are you working in an organization where managers help employees develop goals to be more productive? Do employees at your workplace believe that company-developed goals help them become more productive?
Practice

The job of marketing has changed

Marketing has never been hands-on the way that sellers were when they made cold calls or went to client sites to make presentations. Sellers worked more with the buyer; marketers worked more with the solution, the brand, and the general demography of possible buyers.
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Economic confidence rises in Q3; CFOs plan to hire

Chief financial officers are slowly but surely easing from the recession, and are finding new opportunities to hire, despite unemployment levels remaining historically high.

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