Avoid Performance Negativism



fter you give a subordinate a poor performance review, beware of the ensuing silence. Wise managers keep the communication lines open by offering suggestions for improvement and setting short-term goals with frequent review dates. That sort of response sends a message to the unhappy employee: The manager wants me to succeed and will try hard to find ways to make that happen.


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: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news 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.