Plus, the 6 numbers that should guide your strategy
Business & Industry eNews
JULY 10, 2018
Survey of the Month
What do summers in Minnesota and your company's retention efforts have in common? Answer: Summer Fridays! According to the Star Tribune, more than half of U.S. companies offer some type of "summer Friday" fringe benefit.

Has your company jumped on the "summer Friday" bandwagon?
Yes! Employees work fewer hours each week in the summer.
Yes, but we work more hours Monday through Thursday to adjust.
Sort of. It's not an official policy in our company.
Not a chance. Quitting time is the same in the sun or snow.
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Employers want variety in health plans as ACA uncertainty continues
According to SHRM's annual benefits survey, health care still takes the cake. But here are a few other sweet benefit treats companies are starting to serve up.
Are you undermining your leadership credibility?
Self-sabotage could be causing your credibility to crumble. Take a look at these common culprits before taking a good, long look in the mirror.
The 6 numbers that should guide your strategy
McKinsey & Company
What's your company's strategy based on -- feelings or facts? Ensure it's the latter by always sticking to the numbers.
Drowning in work? Here's how to ask a colleaugue for help
Harvard Business Review
You're waving the white flag as high as you can and, yet, no one has come to your rescue. Turns out, the only person to blame is yourself.
7 tips for managing procrastinators
Strategy + Business
Nearly 20 percent of us admit to being chronic procrastinators. Push productivity over procrastination with these tips.
Supreme Court ruling scrambles online retailers
The Supreme Court's landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair "could turn out to be almost as significant for American businesses as the recent rewrite of the U.S. federal tax code." Fasten your seatbelts, folks.
The intersection of new Section 451 and revenue recognition
The Tax Adviser
Section 451 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act caught less attention than other TCJA amendments to the code. But that doesn't mean this revision won't have broad and long-lasting repercussions on the federal tax landscape.
Meeting the tax reform challenge through automation
Companies don't need to spend a lot of money to address the issues brought on by tax reform. All they need is a bit of automation in the finance function.
How to put an end to vacation shaming
CNN Money
'Tis the season of out-of-office replies. Whether it's a staycation or the trip of a lifetime, ensure time away is fun for all involved.
As crushing student debt keeps young people from saving, employers are stepping up to ease the squeeze
Chicago Tribune
Offering to pay off employees' student loans is old news. Instead, turn the trend up a notch with this clever idea.
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