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Avoid Burnout With These Simple Suggestions

A study conducted by FlexJobs and Mental Health America (MHA) in July revealed 75% of 1500 respondents have experienced burnout at work, with 40% citing the pandemic as the cause. While burnout seems inevitable in 2020, there are steps remote workers can take to prevent it, starting with developing clear boundaries between work and home.

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When Firms Aren’t Even Remotely Remote

Do you know the status of your firm’s remote work program? During a recent CPAFMA Remote Work webinar, participants were queried and less than half said they currently had a formal program in place. This coincides with the findings from the 2018 Convergence Coaching Anytime, Anywhere Work (ATAWW) Survey which identified only 47% of CPA firms stating they had a structured program for remote/flextime work. What these two surveys point out is that less than half of today’s CPA firms have formalized their remote work programs, which is jaw dropping especially when considering the mandatory virtual requirements of the COVID pandemic.

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4 Tax and Financial Planning Tips to Share With Clients

Uncertainty is a common theme these days. People worry about the future and face many personal finance questions. The AICPA Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Trends survey found that 80% of CPA financial planners said their clients had a higher stress level about their financial plan than normal. The CPAs surveyed reported that they spoke with their clients early in the COVID-19 pandemic and often.

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Lessons From The Pandemic On How To Break Down Organizational Silos & Optimize Workforce Potential

COVID-19 has impacted global organizations and their workforces in profound ways. Seemingly overnight, changes in supply and demand for products and services have significantly affected workforce strategies. At the same time, organizations have made necessary but challenging shifts to fully remote working.

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How To Manage The Work When You Can’t See People Working

During these times when things are off kilter and out of balance, accountability has shifted as well. Great leaders have always known that managing by results, objectives and outcomes is better than managing based on people’s presence, but the coronavirus makes feedback and accountability more challenging. When people work from home, it can be tough to see output, manage the work and maintain relationships.

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The MICPA Joins AICPA, COST in Letter Urging Congressional Support for State Tax Filing Relief for Remote Workers

Alongside the AICPA and more than 120 employers and organizations, the MICPA has signed a letter to Congress urging leaders to support state tax filing and withholding relief for remote workers during the pandemic. Providing state tax relief for remote workers is necessary in our efforts to adapt to the current economic reality and is critical to the fiscal health of the state.

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The Many Benefits Of Commute-Free Remote Work

After years of U.S. commutes growing longer and longer, the pandemic has kept millions of office road warriors at home — and the financial benefits are significant.

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The 8 Most Commonly Asked Career Questions

If you have been asked by a recruiter or company for a CV/resume of a certain length, then it’s best to comply with their wishes, but if you haven’t been given a steer (which you usually won’t have been) then a good yardstick is 2 – 3 pages.

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Why Your Retirement Account Paperwork Needs To Be Done Right

Too many people don’t take their IRA and 401(k) paperwork seriously enough, and that leads to terrible consequences. Here are two recent cases that will surprise and shock a lot of people.

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Creating a Data Culture

CPA firms possess an incredible amount of data, and the tools allowing them to use that data are increasingly available. However, firms need a plan for using those tools to provide value to clients and create value for themselves.

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