Workers Tune In

Workers Tune In
A lmost one-third (32%) of workers listened to music while working using an iPod, MP3 player or similar gadget, according to a Spherion Workplace Snapshot survey. The percentage of workers who felt that listening to a personal music device improved their job satisfaction or productivity was highest among younger adults, with 90% of workers ages 18 to 24 and 89% of those ages 30 to 39 making this claim. In addition, of adult workers who listened to music while working, 55 percent felt it improves both job satisfaction and productivity.



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.