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MNCPA announces 2018 award winners
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Voluntary benefits meet the needs of a changing workforce
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Employers of choice know that it's not enough to offer bare minimum benefits. Stay competitive by going above and beyond with a variety of voluntary benefit options, too.
      MANAGEMENT   
Why you should blow up your best practices
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In an era when disruption dominates, why do companies continue to operate under best practices? Surpass the competition by blowing up your standard operating procedures.
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You have the wrong idea about corporate culture
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You can improve morale by improving the culture, but you can't improve the culture by installing pingpong tables. Confused? Keep reading.
5 steps to reduce staff turnover
Financial Management
Don't let employee churn take a chunk out of your company's bottom line. See results by making employee engagement and retention a C-suite initiative.
      SUPERVISION   
Unleashing the power of small, independent teams
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Small, independent teams are the lifeblood of agile organizations. Top executives can unleash them by driving ambition, removing red tape and helping managers adjust to the new norms.
      TAXATION-BUSINESS   
New corporate tax goal: Beat the BEAT
TaxProf Blog
The Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT) is a complex minimum tax meant to prevent the world's biggest corporations from shifting profits from the U.S. to other countries. But it's left many executives scratching their heads. Here's how to beat the BEAT.
      TAXATION-INDIVIDUAL   
How the new postcard-sized 1040 differs from your current tax return
Forbes
Adios, 1040A. Sayonara, 1040EZ. Say hello to the new, postcard-sized 1040 Simplified.
      TECHNOLOGY   
The future of finance is augmented intelligence and the new-collar worker
Forbes
Just like spreadsheets and the internet before it, augmented intelligence WILL change finance. What will your future look like? Here's a sneak peek.
      WORKPLACE TRENDS   
Companies around the world are shortening the 40-hour workweek
Inc.
Could less time in the office really lead to more checked off your to-do list? Leading research says yes. Will your company say the same to this growing trend?
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