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4 Tips for Virtually Onboarding New Employees
Thanks to COVID-19, in-person meetings are a thing of the past, at least for a while. The same goes for chatting with coworkers in the break room. This lack of personal contact creates difficulty for new employees, who are looking to make...
Labor Department finalizes rule on employee vs. independent contractor status
The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule Wednesday to clarify the standard for determining whether a worker should be considered an employee or an independent contractor. The rule is one of many contentious regulations that the Trump...
2 In 3 Companies Plan To Offer Year-End Bonuses, Robert Half Survey Finds
The final weeks of 2020 may bring a nice surprise for many workers, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows. Two-thirds of senior managers surveyed (67%) said their company plans to award year-end bonuses. Of those respondents,...
How to land a job — from a distance
In mid-April Christina Solomon, CPA/CFF, CGMA, a nonequity partner at a St. Louis public accounting firm, received word that she, along with several other employees, would be furloughed for 90 days. The COVID-19 pandemic had hit close to...
How to Build Rapport … While Wearing a Mask
Nonverbal communication in the workplace is extremely important. Whether you’re trying to sell a car, pitch a project to your boss, or nail a job interview, what you convey beyond words can determine the difference between success and failure....
The Growing Gig Economy and Its Effect on the Accounting Industry
By Ahu Yildirmaz, Co-Head, ADP Research Institute® The increasing demand for skilled workers is creating opportunities for tenured, skilled workers and retirees in the gig workforce, while changes in the labor market are impacting where, when,...
Insurance Regulators Reduce Proposed Health Insurance Rates
Connecticut’s Insurance Department knocked down the average health insurance rate increase insurance companies wanted for customers purchasing plans in the individual and small group market in 2021. Proposed price increases for plans in the...
Why You Should be an Engaged Member
By Timothy Hedley, CTCPA Treasurer, Fordham University, KPMG (retired) CTCPA provides many extraordinary benefits to its members. A small selection of these benefits includes professional headshots, technical help from fellow CPAs, the ability to...
Generations Y and Z: What do they want?
During 2019, FM set out to talk with Gen Y (Millennial) and Gen Z management accountants about their goals, work preferences, and priorities and to get a sense of how employers could best retain and develop workers in those generational cohorts....
Survey: More Than One-Quarter of Employees Say Coworker Competitiveness Has Increased from a Year Ago
While many teams may be dispersed right now, a sense of workplace competition is alive and well, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows. More than one-quarter of professionals surveyed (28%) said the level of competition among...

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