Mental Health Days Really Work/Life Balance Days

What are employees really doing when they take a “mental health day”?

According to a poll by ComPsych, a provider of employee assistance programs, the top five reasons employees take a mental health day are:

  1. Family/relationship issues (30%)

  2. Work stress/workload (20%)

  3. Financial, legal or other personal issues (15%)

  4. Lack of physical energy/well-being (12%)

  5. Boredom/lack of motivation (5%)

Eighteen percent of workers surveyed reported not taking mental health days.

Source: ComPsych’s Tell It Now 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.