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Survey: 1 In 3 Job Candidates Removed From Consideration Following Reference Checks
It may be a job seekers' market, but candidates still need to have everything buttoned up for their search — including a solid reference list — or risk being passed over. In a new survey from global staffing firm Accountemps, senior managers...
How faculty can learn emerging technologies
Technology is permeating nearly every aspect of the accounting profession. To effectively prepare students for a fast-moving business landscape, faculty are having to grapple with learning new information and tools and integrating those materials...
Most CFOs Rely On External Support For Major Initiatives, Survey Finds
In the face of rapidly changing market demands, companies frequently look outside their organization for immediate and specialized help, new research shows. A Robert Half Management Resources survey found nearly seven in 10 CFOs (69 percent) work...
5 steps to creating goals that actually stick
It seems like we forget our New Year's resolutions the moment it starts feeling taboo to wish people a happy new year. This should come as no surprise if you've ever set goals at the end of December hoping a fresh calendar year will be motivation...
Survey: 55 Percent Of Workers Negotiated Pay With Last Job Offer
Today's job seekers are confident in their bargaining power, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. More than half of professionals surveyed (55 percent) tried to negotiate a higher salary with their last employment offer, a...
W. Hartford offers entrepreneur-services portal
The town of West Hartford has teamed with the state's key promoter of small-business development to open a service-center office in Town Hall. The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC), which provides existing/aspiring...
Why CPA Candidate Numbers Have Decreased: Part 1
Established in 1876, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is one of America’s oldest and most respected accounting certifications. Yet, its heyday may have come and gone, because the CPA candidate cohort size is not what it used to...
Connecticut Bans Inquiries into Applicants’ Wage and Salary History
Connecticut is the latest state to prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about past compensation. Effective January 1, 2019, employers may not ask (directly or through a third party) about a prospective employee’s wage and salary...
Survey: Nearly Half Of CFOs Don't Have a Succession Plan
Change management is always a major concern for organizations, but few challenges are more disruptive than an executive departure. In a new survey from Robert Half Management Resources, only 52 percent of CFOs said they have identified a...
Tax law changes eligible for REG testing
The "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" ( Public Law No. 115-97 ) becomes eligible for testing in the CPA Exam's Regulation (REG) section on January 1, 2019. The AICPA first shared this information with candidates in February as it began integrating and...

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