Plus, recharge rooms are the next trend your employees need
Firm Administrator Bulletin
JULY 2018
Want to keep your employees? HR pros share their best defense against turnover
Turnover. It's such a problem that it's two four-letter words combined. Learn more about strategies to keep employees on your team.
How to manage an employee who's having a personal crisis
Harvard Business Review
Hearing about the struggles someone on your team is going through is one of the most difficult parts of managing a team. Here's how to balance being empathetic and flexible while sticking to office policies.
Employee evaluations still have a place if you do them right
Annual reviews. Quarterly goals. Continuous feedback. Peer evaluation. The sheer number of ways to evaluate employee performance can be overwhelming. But don't count the old method out just yet.
Top 5 reasons women love female-only networking groups
The number of women networking groups is on the rise. See the benefits of creating -- and participating in -- a women-only group.

Here are two ways to dive into women networking groups at the MNCPA:
  1. Special Interest Sections: Women
    This group connects your staff with women accounting professionals.
  2. Candid Conversations About Women and Purpose
    A half-day CPE event where attendees discuss ways to promote the development of female leadership, open to members and nonmembers.
Is your partner agreement deficient?
The Rosenberg Associates
If you believe your partner agreements are deficient, chances are good that they are. While properly written agreements should include more than 200 provisions, here are 16 of the most important items that all agreements must include.
Recharge rooms are the next trend your employees need in the office
If you're on the hunt for tricks to retain millennials, then recharge rooms just might be your retention gold mine. *Hint* you don't necessarily need a room spacious enough to host a ping pong battle royale.
Work Simply
Book of the Month

Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style

Author: Carson Tate
Pages: 304

Did You Know?
Percentage of women who think that men and women are promoted at an equal rate.
See more survey results on the challenges for women in financial services.
Women's Event
Candid Conversations About Women and Purpose
Aug. 20 | Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West | 4 CPE

Inspiration awaits at this year's Candid Conversations, a half-day event for women in business and industry and public accounting. Two award-winning keynote speakers will share their perspective on purpose, women's networks and work-life harmony. Register individual CPAs from your firm, or sponsor a table for your team or clients. Table sponsors receive event signage and mention in Footnote magazine.

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MNCPA Golf Outing
Aug. 28 | The Wilds Golf Club, Prior Lake

Encourage the CPAs in your firm to take their business outdoors at the inaugural MNCPA Golf Outing. This is the ideal opportunity for CPAs to connect with peers and potential clients in business and industry.
Registration deadline: Aug. 10

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Is your firm interested in sponsoring a hole? Leslie Mueller is interested in hearing from you! Opportunities are available, but they're going fast.
Golf club about to hit a golf ball
CPE for You
The Practice of Listening & the Art of Responding: Improving Communication Skills (Webinar)
Noon - 2 p.m. | Online | 2 CPE
Working Smarter, Not Harder: The New Science of Getting on Top of it All - Part 1 (Webinar)
7 - 11 a.m. | Online | 4 CPE
Cybersecurity Series: Protecting Your PC & Mobile Devices (Webinar)
1 - 3 p.m. | Online | 2 CPE
CPE for Your Staff
Tax Reform Deep-Dive Series: Businesses (Webinar)
1:30 - 3:10 p.m. | Online | 2 CPE
Staff Training: Supervisor
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 24 CPE
Staff Training: Beginning In-Charge
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 24 CPE
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Fluffy llama sitting in the grass No fluff -- just real-world guidance for staff
Skip the fluff with practical workshops designed specifically for public accounting staff. Supervisory and beginning in-charge programs start next month, so sign your staff members up now!

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