A leader's job of unifying employees around a company's values is most challenging during divisive times, writes John Maxwell. "[W]e lead others well when we take time to consider life through their eyes," he writes, advocating five practices that include compassionate, clear communication.
Robotics and artificial intelligence are poised to reshape the accounting profession, but oversight is still necessary. Humans might need to act if a bot fails or if problems occur with a data source.
People who qualify as highly compensated employees, including those paid more than $120,000 by a business, might have additional considerations during open enrollment. For example, some companies limit 401(k) contributions among highly compensated employees so plans pass nondiscrimination tests.
Veteran tax attorney Charles Rettig has given his first public address as Internal Revenue Service commissioner, speaking to CPAs at the AICPA National Tax Conference in Washington.
Asking for a raise requires preparation and research about comparable salaries at other companies. Once you have the information, practice your pitch and be prepared for possible rejection, which can serve as a starting point for future negotiations.
Projecting an image of safety and comfort can help insecure employees develop the confidence they need to succeed in their roles.
Because the US economy is performing exceptionally well the Federal Reserve looks set to boost interest rates three to four times over the next year, former Fed Chair Janet Yellen said. That scenario will hold up "unless there are significant economic surprises," she said.
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