Human Resources

The FASB simplifies accounting for share-based compensation

Posted: June 27, 2016 - Family Business, Human Resources

On March 30, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published an updated standard to simplify some provisions in share-based compensation accounting. The update — Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-09, Compensation — Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting — makes it easier for employers to report the tax deductions for paying Read More

Would gamification play at your company?

Posted: May 25, 2016 - Human Resources

“Gamification” — it’s not the easiest word to say. But the concept is catching on with many businesses. In its most general sense, the term refers to integrating elements of game-playing into business-related tasks as a way to better engage the people involved. Recent trend Many businesses have applied gamification to customer interactions. For example, Read More

Top 10 Reasons to Work at CDH

Posted: April 29, 2016 - Core Values, Human Resources

            CDH has been voted by current employees as one of the best places to work in Illinois for 7 years in row. So if you’re looking for a great place to work, CDH is the place for you. CDH is not just an Accounting firm, we are driven to Read More

Mentoring for Improved Retention and Recruitment

Posted: February 17, 2016 - Human Resources

Consider this scenario that occurs all too often. A company loses a bright employee; one it thought was a perfect fit for the job and the company culture. Long pause. “We spent so much time and money to hire and train him.” More hesitation. “It’s so difficult to replace him!” Replacing an employee is costly Read More

Business Briefs: Win Over Millennials with the Right Management Approach

Posted: January 13, 2016 - Business Briefs, Human Resources

Skilled workers are invaluable and often difficult to find. Increasingly, well-qualified job candidates in today’s workforce are “Millennials” — that is, between the ages of 18 and 35. As you welcome this generation into your organization, you’ll get more out of them with the right management approach. Winning moves include: Plenty of feedback. Generally, Millennials Read More

Business Briefs: Why Should we Bother with 401(k) Plan Auto-Enrollment?

Posted: November 24, 2015 - Business Briefs, Human Resources

Many employers with long-established 401(k) plans hesitate to add automatic enrollment. (Under an “auto-enroll” feature, eligible participants automatically join the plan unless they affirmatively elect otherwise.) Employers’ hesitation may arise from unfamiliarity or just a reluctance to rock the boat. Yet there are several good reasons to “bother” with auto-enroll: Broader participation. First and foremost, Read More

ACA information reporting deadlines are on the horizon: Are you ready?

Posted: November 5, 2015 - Human Resources, Tax Planning & Tips

In March 2014, the IRS released final regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) information reporting provision for large employers. The new rules were optional for the 2014 calendar year but will be mandatory for the 2015 calendar year for all applicable large employers (ALEs). Smaller employers that are self-insured or part of a “controlled Read More