Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Offbeat excuses employees have given to get out of work

10/24/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Employees often give incredible excuses for not going to work. "The chemical in turkey made me fall asleep, so I missed my shift" and "Someone glued my doors and windows shut so I couldn't leave the h… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

China shoots for the moon with first out-and-back lunar mission

10/24/2014

  • CNN

China has launched its first lunar spacecraft -- capable of traveling close to the moon, orbiting it and coming back -- as the country moves to accelerate its budding space program. The craft was laun… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Stop trying to do 2 things at once

10/24/2014

  • Strategy+Business online (free registration)

It's time for workplaces to take a stand against the "persistent myth" that people have a limitless ability to attend to multiple things, writes Daniel Levitin in this book excerpt. The truth is that … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Jobless claims remain low as labor market strengthens

10/24/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Bloomberg

Seasonally adjusted jobless claims ticked up slightly to 283,000 last week, but remained close to a 14-year low, according to federal data. Economists were optimistic that the labor market would conti… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

How to conquer sales anxiety

10/24/2014

  • MTDSalesTraining.com

Fear can be tough to deal with in a professional setting, but certain techniques can address the issue ahead of a meeting or presentation, writes Sean McPheat, managing director of MTD Sales Training.… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Can veggie burgers save the planet?

10/24/2014

  • Modern Farmer

Impossible Foods is preparing to market a veggie burger that's so meatlike it "bleeds." That's an impressive feat but is unlikely to shift humankind toward more sustainable eating habits, writes Dan N… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Marriott hopes to attract talent by sharing employee photos

10/24/2014

  • Skift
  • Fast Company online

Marriott has launched a campaign asking workers to submit pictures of themselves to be posted on its career website. "We believe that everyone at Marriott should be and is involved in attracting talen… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

How to avoid becoming the office pariah

10/24/2014

  • Brazen Careerist

Pause before handing out criticism and ask yourself what your motives are, Liz Seaholtz writes, sharing various habits that could annoy your co-workers. If the criticism doesn't contain "actionable ad… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

$841,000 settlement is reached in insider-trading case

10/24/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

Rengan Rajaratnam, formerly of SAC Capital Advisors and Galleon Group, has reached a settlement of more than $841,000 in an insider-trading case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Raja… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

How to deal with mental illness in the workplace

10/8/2014

  • HR Magazine

Untreated mental illness in the workplace costs U.S. employers as much as $100 billion each year, according to the National Business Group on Health. Early detection and treatment of mental illness ca… Read More