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How to attract a talent pool diverse in experience
When practitioners are asked to identify their chief concerns for the PCPS CPA Firm Top Issues Survey, staffing is typically a first choice for most firm sizes. That's why it's so important to avoid hiring practices that may be putting off some...
Survey: 52% Of Workers Will Shop Online While On The Job This Holiday Season; 44% Admit Productivity Takes A Hit
The internet makes it easy to shop around the clock, and many workers will be shopping on the clock for the upcoming holidays. New research from staffing firm Robert Half Technology shows 52% of employees will be "workshopping" — that is,...
Empowering employees in digital transformation
While digital transformation has become a buzzword and is often linked to new technologies, it is a process that requires CFOs and senior finance executives to take actions that show their care for employees. At a panel titled "Disruptor or...
Study Says Fairfield County Has Nation’s Highest Wage Inequality
A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that Fairfield County is the most unequal place in America when it comes to income. The report shows that in general most unequal places tend to be large urban areas and the New...
Survey: 6 In 10 Workers Met With Mishaps When Starting A New Job
The first days on a job aren't always smooth sailing, suggests new research from global staffing firm Accountemps. While nearly all professionals surveyed (95%) said their company has an onboarding process, and 79% rated it as effective, 59% of...
How the CPA Exam is poised to change
New technologies with the power to reshape accounting, such as data analytics, are emerging all the time. In this podcast, Rich Gallagher, CPA, senior director of content for the AICPA Examinations team, tells us how the CPA Exam is able to keep...
CPA job interview tips from a recruiter
Beth A. Berk, CPA, CGMA, is a Maryland-based recruiter who started her business in 2005 specializing in matching CPAs with the right employers. The JofA asked her how CPAs can stand out from the competition during a job search.
Workers' Compensation Premiums Fall for Sixth Year
Connecticut employers will see workers' compensation premiums decrease for the sixth consecutive year in 2020. The Connecticut Insurance Department Oct. 30 approved an average overall rate decrease of 2.9% for the voluntary market.
IRS: Home Office Deduction Could Benefit Small Businesses
The IRS advises small businesses that a home office deduction can help save money on taxes. Taxpayers can take this deduction when they file their taxes if they use a portion of their home—exclusively, and on a regular basis—to run their business.
Five Things About Overtime Rules
More than 1.3 million American workers are potentially eligible for overtime pay after the U.S. Department of Labor recently raised the salary threshold. While this may be good news for an ambitious employee, it can present issues for...
Republicans cool to Gov. Ned Lamont’s revised $21 billion transportation plan that would toll 14 bridges on 8 highways
As details of Gov. Ned Lamont’s revised $21 billion transportation plan continued to trickle out Wednesday, Republicans remained unconvinced that tolls are the best way to fix the state’s aging infrastructure. Republican votes are crucial...
Here are the bridges to be rebuilt by tolls, and the cost to cross them
These are the 14 bridges that would be rebuilt or improved with money raised by tolls under Gov. Ned Lamont’s new CT2030 plan. The exact placement of the tolling gantries is unclear — though one of them is effectively in New York, thanks to an...

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