Chris Eichmuller, CPA explains what students can expect from their first accounting internship.

Today, many colleges require students to complete an internship as part of their course work to earn their degree. If you’re considering a career in accounting, landing an accounting internship will allow you to gain valuable experience and help to determine your ideal path after graduation.

What Does An Accounting Intern Do?

Typically, our internships run January through Read More >>

Lisa Satonick shares tips on how to navigate upcoming Meet the Accountants nights.  

Every year colleges host career fairs to help students network and, more importantly, find a job!  This is a great undertaking for the colleges and lots of planning and preparation go into these events.  For most students, this is an exciting time to meet different companies, learn about career opportunities and present a flawless resume to launch the process of gaining an internship or se Read More >>

As college students begin their search for upcoming internships, Chris Eichmuller provides advice on the best things you can do to prepare for your first internship and explains what you should look for in a program and a firm.

Gaining internship experience is invaluable and making a positive first impression and excelling during your internship is imperative. Internships can open many doors when it comes time to find a job after graduation, not to mention many employers o Read More >>

Lisa Satonick, SPHR, SHRM-SCP gives some ideas for keeping your staff motivated, even during the busiest times:

 

 

At an accounting firm, we are very familiar with busy times of the year. Tax season can be difficult, with long hours and lots to do! The best way to keep staff motivated and show that you appreciate them is to offer them opportunities to relieve their stress. Below, I’ve outlined a few ideas you can implement in your workplace.

  1. Provide a special m
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Lisa Satonick, SPHR, SHRM-SCP suggests a simple way to help keep your business in compliance with labor laws- by keeping your labor law posters current:

 

 

Did you know that if even you have one employee, you are required to post labor law posters? Labor law posters define those federal and state employment laws that all employers must comply with at their place of business. These posters also notify employees of their rights under these laws. Employment laws ch Read More >>

The Society for Human Resource Management is keeping everyone up to date on the Fair Labor Standards Act. Lisa Satonick, SPHR, SHRM-SCP summarizes:

 

 

As you may know, the final Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) overtime rule was set to go into effect Thursday, December 1. A federal judge in Texas put the brakes on the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new federal overtime rule, which would have doubled the FLSA’s salary threshold for exemption from overt Read More >>

Lisa Satonick, SPHR, SHRM-SCP reminds business owners that employees need year-round evaluation of their goals and performance:

 

 

One of the biggest mistakes a company can make is approaching the performance evaluation process with just a one-time annual meeting. While having an annual performance evaluation is better than no feedback at all, consistent feedback should carry on throughout the year until the next review. There are several reasons that k Read More >>

Lisa Satonick, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, explains breaking news regarding The Fair Labor Standards Act:

 

 

After months of speculation about the final rule, the Department of Labor announced on Wednesday that the new minimum salary threshold for overtime exemption will be $47,476 as of December 1, 2016.

With the new rule in place, all salaried employees making less than $47,476 must be paid overtime for all hours worked over the 40-hour regular work week limit, regardle Read More >>

Lisa Satonick, SPHR, SHRM-SCP outlines keys to a harmonious workplace, built on a culture of mutual respect:

 

 

A fair, collaborative, inclusive, and respectful workplace is vital to the success of any organization.  It is crucial that the leaders of the organization embrace this concept by living up to their core values, which should include these tenets. While leaders set the tone, all employees need to be committed to supporting an environment where emplo Read More >>

Lisa Satonick, SPHR, SHRM-SCP explains why you can’t undervalue this social networking tool when you’re recruiting new candidates:

 

 

As small business owner, you wear many hats. Your ever-shifting role may even take the shape of the company recruiter, and anyone who has the task of recruiting knows it’s a full time job.  Recruiting a quality candidate is only successful when you build a network of contacts and prospects who trust that you have the Read More >>