Prospective Employees Have Edge in Recruitment

A recent survey of 141 small businesses with fewer than 100 employees showed many companies were seeing shifts in the attitudes of prospective workers.
Traditional rewards still held considerable appeal: The top incentives for job applicants in 2000 were
Many small businesses reported that recruiting had become more difficult.
As to the job market, small business owners said prospective employees had the upper hand.
Source: Advantage Payroll Services, Auburn, Maine, .


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.