Companies shift health care costs to workers amid modest premium increases

September 15th, 2016  // News

Employer-sponsored health care policies saw annual family premiums climb an average of 3% this year, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. Despite the moderate premium growth, workers are paying more for coverage as deductibles rise and companies shift costs to employees. Read more

Median household income rose sharply in 2015

September 14th, 2016  // News

Median inflation-adjusted household income climbed 5.2% to reach $56,516 last year, the largest percentage increase since records were first kept in the 1960s. The poverty rate fell 1.2 percentage points, according to the Census Bureau. Read more

How experts can communicate with a general audience

September 13th, 2016  // News

Subject matter experts speaking before a general audience need to ensure their message isn't obscured by the use of specialized terms and acronyms specific to the industry. Use metaphors to help the audience understand, and stick to your core message rather than bogging down your presentation with too much information. Read more

Help clients get an early start on saving for college

September 12th, 2016  // News

Saving for college is a concern for many Americans. Anticipating costs and type of educational institution, and determining how to accomplish it all while still meeting other financial goals, may seem daunting. Learn how CPAs can help their clients tackle this challenging task and come up with an actionable plan. Read more

Deloitte unveils new family-leave policy

September 9th, 2016  // News

Deloitte has unveiled a program that gives employees up to 16 weeks of paid leave to care for family members, including new children and ailing parents. The program, when combined with policies, will give birth mothers up to six months of paid leave. Read more

Salaries have declined in the US since 2008

September 8th, 2016  // News

Inflation-adjusted US salaries have dropped 3.1% in the past eight years, the worst performance among Group of 20 countries, according to Korn Ferry's Hay Group unit. Compensation declined 14.8% for entry-level jobs but increased 3.5% for senior managers, the data show. Read more

6 ways to build trust in the workplace

September 7th, 2016  // News

Research recently released by EY shows that trust among workers for their employers and one another is surprisingly low. Fortunately, employers and employees can take concrete steps to enhance an organization's culture. Read more

New cyberattacks threaten tax professionals

September 6th, 2016  // News

The Internal Revenue Service issued a warning to tax practitioners on Friday about a new wave of cyberattacks. The attacks allow criminals to take control of tax practitioners' computers and file fraudulent returns. Read more

Employers added 151,000 jobs in August

September 2nd, 2016  // News

Employers created 151,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, down from 275,000 in July. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.9%. Read more

Companies seek employees with soft skills

September 1st, 2016  // News

Employers increasingly center recruitment on workers with soft skills. Tactics include paying consultants to develop psychological tests and adding interview rounds. Read more

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