How to create a better onboarding process

June 15th, 2016  // News

The first months of an employee's tenure with a company are critical, as first impressions can have a lasting impact. An effective, automated onboarding process can help your company engage employees and possibly boost retention. Read more

SEC permits voluntary use of Inline XBRL

June 14th, 2016  // News

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued an order Monday that will allow companies to voluntarily file structured financial statement data in a format known as Inline XBRL. Read more

How leaders resolve tension between purpose and profit

June 10th, 2016  // News

Companies sometimes face a conflict between short-term profits and their core values. Here's a three-step process for managing this type of business dilemma. Read more

9 ideas for keeping your best young talent

June 9th, 2016  // News

The most talented young professionals have many ideas for changes they would like to see in the workplace. To keep them from finding employment elsewhere, firms should listen to their ideas, and follow through on them. Read more

If the annual review is dead, then what’s next?

June 8th, 2016  // News

Traditional employee performance appraisals are being called outdated and arbitrary. Here’s how to turn them into useful conversations. Read more

New lease accounting standards create challenges for companies

June 7th, 2016  // News

Forty-seven percent of financial and accounting professionals said new lease accounting standards will be at least somewhat difficult to apply, while 15% said implementation would be at least somewhat easy, according to a recent Deloitte poll. Creating a centralized, electronic repository of all of an organization's leases is the top concern. For more information on the new leases standards, visit the AICPA's Accounting for Leases webpage. Read more

Calculating a safe withdrawal rate from a retirement portfolio

June 6th, 2016  // News

This article examines the question of what a safe and sustainable annual withdrawal rate for retirees is. The 4% rule for retirement spending is based on historical data, but is it appropriate for the current market realities of low interest rates and high stock market valuations? Read more

US employers added 38,000 jobs last month

June 3rd, 2016  // News

The US economy added 38,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department. That was the weakest showing since September 2010 and fell below analysts' expectations. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7%. The labor numbers could factor into the Federal Reserve's decision on whether to raise interest rates. Read more

Fed’s economic report shows modest growth

June 2nd, 2016  // News

The Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book report on the economy paints a picture of modest growth and rising wages. Fed officials have previously indicated an interest-rate increase is possible as soon as this month. Read more

How to re-engage an employee who has mentally checked out

June 1st, 2016  // News

As many as 9 in 10 employees -- even those who were previously enthusiastic and creative -- deal with disengagement. This post offers five suggestions for getting a previously engaged employee back on track. Read more

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