Workplace

Practice Development

Shifts to Look for in the Intergenerational Workplace

Many professions and industries are struggling with intergenerational challenges.
Technology

5 Tips to Prevent BYOD Security Breaches at Your Firm

To eliminate redundancy and reduce costs, many companies have implemented a bring your own device (BYOD) policy for their employees. But without the appropriate security controls in place, BYOD could turn into a security nightmare for a firm’s senior management and IT staff.
Practice

Ethical Behavior Differs Among Generations

A new study shows that the ethical behavior of younger workers differs from that of older generations. Business leaders should strengthen their ethics and compliance programs to address these differences.
Education & Careers

Survey: Small Business Owners Working More, Vacationing Less

Small business owners are working more hours, extending their workweeks, and taking less vacation than they were five years ago, according to the 2013 "Sage Reinvention of Small Business Study."
Practice

KPMG to Offer Tax Offsets to LGBT Employees

KPMG LLP announced it now offers its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) partners and employees offsets for the additional federal and state tax costs incurred when they pay for same-sex domestic partner medical benefits. The tax equalization benefits will cover the 2012 tax year.
AccountingWEB Life

The Accountant Is In

Sometimes when I pass a small local business, I'll see a sign on the door that reads something like, "Gone for Lunch, Be Back at 1" or "On Vacation, Will Return Monday." It must be nice to dictate your own schedule and not be tied to your office working around the clock.
Practice

Ernst and Young Offers New Tax Offsets on Benefits to LGBT Employees

Ernst & Young LLP has joined an increasing number of employers to reimburse lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees for additional federal and state taxes they incur for their same-sex domestic partners' medical benefits. The mandated taxes average $1,500 annually.
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.
A&A

Irritating co-worker habits that keep us up at night

What drives you up a wall? In a recent CFO survey conducted by Accountemps, 41 percent of respondents said sloppy work and lacking attention to detail is the most annoying co-worker trait. C'mon - is this the best you've got?
Education & Careers

So long office blues -- 8 ways to put a spring in your step

Overdoing it long term is not only counterproductive it can lead to you feeling run-down and despondent. Below I have put together my eight top tips to keep the office blues firmly at bay.
Practice

Forget retirement - let's work forever!

Sixty percent of wealthy individuals say they never plan to retire. This group of "Neveretirees" is expected to grow over the next several years as more than 70 percent of respondents under the age of 45 say they will always be involved in some form of work.
A&A

Reality check: Fraud in the workplace

We like to believe that everyone is honest, no one cheats or takes unfair advantage, but the reality is that workplaces can be breeding grounds for bad behavior. Here are some steps for spotting and circumventing fraudulent activity.

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