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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...
Succeeding in the Era of "Always-On" Transformation
The Head, Heart, and Hands of Transformation
The New Performance Review: Shorter And More Than Once A Year, Survey Says
The performance review is getting a makeover, suggests new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam. More than half of companies (51 percent) have updated their performance appraisals in the past two years. Top changes include making the process...
Working group considers changes to CPA licensing requirements
A working group is exploring possible changes to the CPA licensure requirements that would incorporate the skills and competencies in areas such as technology and data analytics that increasingly are needed in practice and business.

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