Motivated Employees

As uncertainty continues to buffet the economy, companies are looking for ways to keep employees feeling valued while maintaining their compensation policies.

A Deloitte survey shows lower earnings and falling stock prices decimated the value in some companies’ annual and long-term incentive plans in 2008, leaving them searching for ways to help employees feel valued and motivated.

Of 151 companies of all sizes and industries surveyed in Retention Strategies During Difficult Economic Conditions:

  • 53% are planning to adjust this year’s annual incentive plans due to current economic conditions.
  • 19% will modify their plans’ performance targets.
  • 14% will change the performance measures, such as including more strategic, operational or individual goals.

Source: Deloitte Consulting LLP, Retention Strategies During Difficult Economic Conditions,


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.