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Business & Industry eNews
MARCH 26, 2019
Survey of the Month
Survey of the Month Results
Turns out, there is such a thing as a free lunch after all -- and breakfast. And snacks.

Free food is becoming a phenomenon at companies across the country. Has your organization embraced the feeding frenzy?
Heck yeah. Three squares a day.
2%
They throw us a bone occasionally.
44%
The snack pantry is stocked.
9%
Does coffee count?
28%
Not a chance. The cupboards are bare.
17%
News and Resources
News & Resources
ACCOUNTING & AUDITING
Flip or flop: Construction industry revenue recognition issues
AICPA
FASB's new revenue recognition standard is no longer new, which means you can no longer close your eyes and wish it away. All industries are impacted; some more than others. Case in point: the construction industry.
C-SUITE
CFO offices need to expand skill sets to stay in the game
Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA
CFOs, stop telling it like it was and focus on what's to come. By implementing the right skills and technology today, you can help write your company's story rather than simply report on it afterward.

Catch Ash Noah speak on this topic -- State of the Profession: How Digitization is Changing the CFO's Role -- live June 13 at MBAC19.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Employees are tired of their companies paying lip service to diversity; they want real change
CNN Business
Plenty of companies talk big when it comes to diversity and inclusion. But trainings and events alone won't do it. Larger steps are needed if you want employees to walk the diversity walk.
ETHICS
Dealing with tough ethical dilemmas
Thought Leaders
Too many tough business choices are made based on intuition, and that often leads to controversy. Stick with the facts and careful analysis to ensure you can always stand by the choices you make.
FRAUD
Tax fraud a key role in college admissions scandal involving Hollywood actors, CEOs
Forbes
Who knew tax fraud could be so juicy? As Uncle Jesse would say, "Have mercy."
JUST FOR FUN
Woman wins $10,000 for reading fine print on her insurance policy
USA Today
Sure, you glance at a contract's fine print. But how much of it do you read word-for-word? This story will convince you that it always pays to keep reading.
NON-PROFIT
Understanding nonprofit parking and UBI: How tax reform affects it
Elizabeth Barchenger, CPA
Confused by how to handle unrelated business income tax? Yah, sure, UBIT-cha! MNCPA member Elizabeth Barchenger explains how nonprofits should approach qualified parking fringe benefits.
RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
The tactic this expert uses to assess soft skills (Hint: It doesn't involve behavioral questions)
LinkedIn Talent Blog
Train for hard skills but hire for soft skills. How? By shifting your interview style away from behavioral questions to situational demonstrations like these.
SUPERVISION
Your new most annoying overachieving co-worker is a robot
Fast Company
Robots may be hyper-efficient at completing mundane workplace tasks, but it's not good for the well-being of the humans who have to compete with them at the same job.
TECHNOLOGY
How to use Microsoft's new tool to take a picture of a spreadsheet and import it into Excel
CNBC
This spiffy new Excel add-on will have you smiling and saying CHEESE in no time.

Uncover even more tips and tricks when you attend an Excel CPE program.
WORKPLACE TRENDS
Are you having fun yet?
Deloitte
Fun as a competitive advantage? Believe it. Savvy companies are embracing a climate of fun in an effort to attract and retain top talent.
Upcoming Events
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Special Interest Section: Women
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Topic: Speed networking
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CPE
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MAY
8
Business & Industry Advisory Council
7:30 - 9 a.m. | MNCPA, Bloomington
MAY
21-22
CPE
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22
Business & Industry Member Lunch
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Anne Janotta Erickson
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Anne's been guarding the best interests of the MNCPA's corporate members for more than 10 years. When she's not rescuing members or combing the interwebs for the latest eNews headlines, you can find her at home attempting to master the Instant Pot she received for Christmas.
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