Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Salary increases declined in Q3

10/20/2014

  • Fox Business

Only 24% of companies surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics increased wages and salaries in the third quarter, compared with 43% in Q2. The drop represents the first decline afte… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Sky is no longer the limit for advertisers thanks to new laser messaging tech

10/20/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

A Japanese company has developed a new method of beaming messages into the sky, similar to the famous Bat Signal seen over the fictional city of Gotham. The technology developed by Burton uses lasers … Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

American sandwich ingredients, ranked

10/20/2014

  • FiveThirtyEight

Nearly half of American adults will eat at least one sandwich today, according to a study. Lettuce and tomatoes are the most common foods included in sandwiches, followed by the condiments mayonnaise,… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Early voting begins, with both sides seeking an edge

10/20/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The

From today, voters in 34 states and the District of Columbia will be able to cast early ballots. How well Democrats and Republicans can rally their supporters for early voting could determine the resu… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Are personas leading your messaging astray?

10/20/2014

  • Sales & Marketing Management

Marketing departments are increasingly using personas -- fictional characters that embody all the traits of their prospects -- to guide the creation of relevant sales messages. But a number of persona… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Sustainability creates value, says BASF exec

10/17/2014

  • MIT Sloan Management Review online

BASF sees sustainability as an extension of its long-standing culture of risk mitigation, says Dirk Voeste, vice president of sustainability strategy. But the company's CSR efforts have since emerged … Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Google needs workers who know MatLab, former exec says

10/20/2014

  • Business Insider

Google needs workers who are proficient in MatLab, a software tool that's used to manipulate data, says Jonathan Rosenberg, a former Google executive. Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Approach industry leaders the right way

10/20/2014

  • TheMuse.com

You must offer something of value when reaching out to busy people, Nik Parks writes. Instead of asking them to coffee, invite them to be guests on your podcast or similar mediums. Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Survey: Large firms accepting smaller offices outside central districts

10/20/2014

  • American Lawyer magazine online, The

Many large and midsize law firms are moving into smaller office spaces located in developing neighborhoods rather than central business districts, research from Jones Lang LaSalle shows. "Rents are go… 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

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