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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Board Adopts Amendments to Interim Auditing Standards
  2. CEOs Face Tough Options: When to Hire Independent Investigators
  3. House Votes to Bar IRS from Outsourcing Tax Collection
  4. Power Napping, the Latest Trend for Weary Workers
  5. Former Executive Joins Most Wanted List
  6. New Study Details Three-Year High in Tech Job Loss in U.S.
  7. Writing Skills Necessary for Employment, Says Big Business
  8. Can the Big Four Save Themselves?
  9. Etiquette Blunders More Common in Workplace: What to Avoid
  10. Americans Want Higher Corporate Citizenship Responsibility
  11. Treasury and IRS Grant Relief in Student Loan Rules
  12. GAO: Consolidated Financial Statements Need Improvements
  13. Microsoft Launches New Software Piracy Check Point Program

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  2. Unique Staffing Strategies for Your Firm
  3. Helping Whistleblowers Help Organizations Fight Fraud

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Board Adopts Amendments to Interim Auditing Standards

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board last week adopted amendments to its interim standards that conform the text of the interim standards to the requirements of PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 2.

  1. CEOs Face Tough Options: When to Hire Independent Investigators

Chief executives are increasingly likely to consider conducting independent investigations to help resolve major legal and regulatory dilemmas and challenges to their companies' integrity, The Conference Board notes in a report released last week.

  1. House Votes to Bar IRS from Outsourcing Tax Collection

The House of Representatives took a strong step this week in support of America's taxpayers by voting to keep their private and sensitive tax information out of the hands of debt collectors.

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  1. Power Napping, the Latest Trend for Weary Workers

When you think of afternoon naps, you may conjure up memories of rest rugs on the kindergarten floor. But naps are not just for babies and toddlers anymore. Health specialists have been promoting the benefits of power napping for years. While many employees may be wary of getting caught napping on the job, there is scientific evidence that 30-60 minute naps can actually improve worker performance measurably.

  1. Former Executive Joins Most Wanted List

Getting your picture on the wall in the post office is not usually a time for celebration. For Tomo Razmilovic, the disgraced former president and CEO of Symbol Technologies Inc.,the Holtsville, NY bar code scanner company, it simply means he is in no hurry to return to his former home in the United States.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. New Study Details Three-Year High in Tech Job Loss in U.S.
  2. Writing Skills Necessary for Employment, Says Big Business
  3. Can the Big Four Save Themselves?
  4. Etiquette Blunders More Common in Workplace: What to Avoid
  5. Americans Want Higher Corporate Citizenship Responsibility
  6. Treasury and IRS Grant Relief in Student Loan Rules
  7. GAO: Consolidated Financial Statements Need Improvements
  8. Microsoft Launches New Software Piracy Check Point Program
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    We're Not In Kansas Anymore: Strategies for Retiring Rich in a Totally Changed World, by Walter Updegrave

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    1. How to Effectively Delegate Work and Responsibilities

    Effective delegation will not only give you more time to work on your area of expertise, but you will also give others in your firm the opportunity to learn new skills and achieve their goals.

    1. Unique Staffing Strategies for Your Firm

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Baby Boomers comprise 60% of the prime-workforce today. A year ago it appeared accounting might follow a shortage in IT talent around the year 2005 or 2006. Today it looks like the shortage will occur in the accounting industry first and has already started in selective parts of the country.

    1. Helping Whistleblowers Help Organizations Fight Fraud

    While Sarbanes-Oxley requirements do not specifically guarantee protection to whistleblowers who want to report other internal frauds, the spirit of the new law does strongly encourage companies to set up systems and procedures for encouraging employees to come forward when they observe or suspect internal fraud.

HOT TOPICS

  1. Top Mistakes Executives Make in Leading Their Organizations
  2. Survey Highlights Traits Employees Want Most in Managers
  3. Democrats, Unions Hail Vote against New Overtime Rules
  4. E&Y, Capgemini Agree to $20 Million Travel Expense Settlement
  5. IRS Hits AmeriDebt with $15 Million Claim

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