Articles Tagged - employees

Wiss: Where Family Comes First

By Wiss, Posted in Workplace Culture

By: Fatima Wallizadeh Life never prepares you for a loss. When a personal tragedy suddenly pierced my family and I, it was one of the toughest experiences we have ever encountered. Unfortunately, this tragedy occurred in the midst of busy season at Wiss, the most frenzied and exigent time of year at any accounting firm. Now not only would I have to cope with the tragedy—I would have to steady the myriad responsibilities that occur during this period on top of it. Already being in a different state,... read more.

Safeguarding Accounting Ethics

By Wiss, Posted in General Business

By Brian Harden Across industries, the most effective managers understand that leading by example is the best way to influence corporate culture. In the realm of accounting ethics, this concept is known as Tone at the Top. The premise is simple: Employees look to management for leadership, and odds are high that their behavior will mirror the conduct of their bosses. If managers act with honesty and integrity, employees will generally follow suit. By the same token, if workers see their superiors engaged... read more.

Governor Christie Keeps Reciprocal Agreement

By Wiss, Posted in State & Local Tax Services

By Michele Vetlov In order to boost the state's revenues, Governor Christie withdrew from a decades old tax agreement with Pennsylvania back in September. It left many business owners and employees anxious about 2017 income taxes and filings. Read in our past blog post about the repercussions of withdrawing from the agreement. On November 22, Gov. Christie announced that the reciprocal agreement with Pennsylvania will remain in place.  New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents that work in opposite state... read more.

How to Find and Develop Top-Performing Millennial Employees

By Wiss, Posted in Getting Hired 101

By Paul Peterson Attracting innovative, young hires is very essential to Wiss. These workers maintain the vibrant, creative culture we strive to preserve, which is why we often search for young professionals in their 20’s that exhibit these dynamic characteristics. Through numerous interactions with many millennials, there are several tendencies that are found within business youths of today, such as open-mindedness and the ability to harvest valuable relationships. Here are four strategies that can... read more.

Maintain Positivity When Giving Employees Negative Feedback

By Wiss, Posted in Human Resources

By Kimberly Bustamante In a classic psychology experiment, teachers were told that their students had taken an aptitude test from Harvard that would predict which students would be high achievers in coming years. The researchers did not put into place any special treatment or academic program for these students, they just told the teachers these children had been tested and found gifted. What the teachers didn't realize is that these tests were actually fake. The "gifted" students were chosen at random an... read more.

Differences Between Employees and Independent Contractors for ACA Purposes

By Wiss, Posted in Advisory Services

By Jim Gerhard Businesses have long utilized independent contractors as a means of leveraging the highly trained services of other professionals. Independent contractors provide their own tools, training and expertise. This saves the hiring company the cost of teaching someone how to do the job.. When the work is done, the hiring company simply pays the agreed-upon fee, and both parties go on their way. But are contractors always independent? The Affordable Care Act has given this already important questi... read more.

How to Assimilate Millennial Employees into your Workplace Culture

By Wiss, Posted in Workplace Culture

By Wiss Associate  This year, the 34-and-under generation will surpass baby boomers as the largest slice of the U.S. population — and they are a steadily growing segment of the business startup class. As their influence expands in entrepreneurial America, it becomes important to understand how they differ from the boomers and Generation X workers who preceded them.  Studies have shown that millennials want to think of their work lives as furthering a purpose, not just bringing home a paych... read more.