Preventing No-Shows


The 2007 CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey found that to combat unscheduled absenteeism, U.S. companies offer an average of nine work/life programs, though each varied in its effectiveness, and the most effective programs are not necessarily the most frequently used.

The programs rated highest for reducing unscheduled absences (on a scale of one to five with five being the most effective) are alternative work arrangements (3.6), telecommuting (3.5), compressed work week (3.3), leave for school functions (3.2) and flu shot programs (3.2).

The top five in use are employee assistance plans (72%), flu shot programs (66%), wellness programs (60%), leave for school functions (54%) and alternative work arrangements (54%).

Source: 2007 CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey,


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.