Outdated Perceptions Widen the Manufacturing Labor and Skills Gap

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At a glance: Main takeaway: The manufacturing industry is no stranger to dealing with labor shortages. While every industry continues to struggle with finding qualified talent in highly competitive markets, outdated perceptions of the manufacturing industry have widened the labor and skills gap. Impact on your business: Despite being put through the wringer the last…

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4 Creative Employee Benefits to Beat Burnout

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At a glance Employees are overworked: A new report from the American Psychological Association shows that many workers are buckling under the pressure of stressful work environments. Provide better support systems: Employers and HR teams can help ease the burden by getting creative with the benefits and perks they provide, which will ultimately improve retention…

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3 Employee Handbook Updates to Make Today

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At a glance Amend outdated policies and procedures: The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many aspects of the working world from both a cultural and regulatory perspective, which means your employee handbook could be out of date. Why it matters: By refreshing pivotal sections of your handbook, you decrease regulatory and employment compliance risks and also…

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Three Ways a Change in Ownership can Impact ERC Value

At a glance The main takeaway: Companies involved in an acquisition or disposition during 2020 or 2021 have additional considerations for determining eligibility. Impact on your business: Any acquisition could impact your gross receipts analysis and your eligibility for the ERC. Next steps: Contact Aprio to assess your ERC eligibility and understand the impact any…

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How to Survive The Great Resignation

At a glance The main takeaway: Though many headlines focus on the labor shortage The Great Resignation has created, there are also plenty of opportunities for businesses to capitalize on the phenomenon to fuel their own growth. Impact on your business: The key to targeting and keeping top talent lies in cultivating your differentiators, from…

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What’s in the Cards for Gaming? Watch Out for These Industry Disruptors

At a glance The main takeaway: Gaming has grown into a billion-dollar global industry, bringing both areas of opportunity and increased risk. Impact on your business: In 2022, be proactive about bolstering your anti-money-laundering program, while preparing for new reporting requirements and opportunities in cryptocurrency. Next steps: To stay abreast of new issues in risk management, it’s smart…

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Accounting, Finance and IT Staffing: Tips to Recruit Top Talent in 2022

At a glance The main takeaway: Companies need to get comfortable with selling job opportunities to talented candidates and shifting their work models to retain best-in-class employees. Impact on your business: Employees will continue to prioritize virtual and hybrid work options in the new year, which in turn allows employers to benefit from a wider pool of…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Feb 7 – 11, 2022

At a glance: Stock markets grew weaker due to the rise of inflation, the Fed raising interest rates to counteract inflation and geopolitical issues taking place in Ukraine. Inflation was hotter than expected with sticky inflation reaching multi-decade highs. Consumers are feeling disheartened by the acceleration in sticky inflation and as a result expect their…

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