Can You Spot the Real Resume?

More job-seekers lie on their resume than you might expect, according to a survey of more than 3,100 hiring managers and 8,700 workers nationwide.

While only 8% of workers admitted to bending the truth, nearly half of hiring managers reported they caught a candidate lying on a resume. The most common resume lies reported were:

Embellished responsibilities (38%)

Skill set (18%)

Dates of employment (12%)

Academic degree (10%)

Companies worked for (7%)

Job title (5%)

What happens when fact turns out to be fiction? Almost 60% of hiring managers who caught a candidate in a fib said they automatically dismissed the applicant.



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.