Best Practices Series

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

U.S. Secret Service reveals details of POS malware

8/1/2014

  • CSO

Federal law enforcement officials say they are investigating a series of cyberattacks that rely on a sophisticated strain of malware that targets retail point-of-sale systems by exploiting weakly prot… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Why there's a market for glass vases with uranium

8/1/2014

  • CollectorsWeekly.com

Glass collectors love "Vaseline glass" vases despite the fact they contain uranium. The vases' unique chemistry gives them a yellow-green color and allows them to glow vividly under black lighting. An… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Democrats, Republicans nervous ahead of midterms

7/31/2014

  • Politico
  • Hill, The

Both Democrats and Republicans fear that the excesses of members of their own parties could cost them dearly in this year's midterm elections. Democrats are fretting over President Barack Obama's pled… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Why face-to-face communication still matters

8/1/2014

  • Partners in Excellence Blog

It's all too easy for sales reps to get caught up in using technology and sending an endless stream of e-mails as part of a misguided focus on efficiency, writes Dave Brock. Often, "both the most effi… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Democrats push for restoration of Superfund tax

7/31/2014

  • Hill, The

Senate Democrats are pushing a "polluter pays" bill that would reinstate the Superfund tax, making companies responsible for paying for cleanup operations relating to their activities. "This bill corr… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

L.A. Fire Department restarts its hiring process

8/1/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Los Angeles Fire Department has received more than 10,000 applications since a new hiring process was approved three weeks ago, according to data released by the city. The department halted its hi… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Why networking is crucial to a job search

7/31/2014

  • MainStreet.com

Research suggests that networking is a crucial skill for landing a new job. "Networking is simply about building relationships, exchanging information and developing new contacts. The key to success i… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Unemployment rate rises as job growth slows

8/1/2014

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

The U.S. economy gained 209,000 jobs in July, which was below the 233,000 jobs that economists polled by Reuters had expected and the 298,000 jobs added in June. The unemployment rate rose to 6.2% fro… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Ohio accounting careers program receives diversity award

7/7/2014

  • CPA Practice Advisor online

The Accounting Careers Awareness Program, which is run by the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Ohio CPA Foundation and the Ohio chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants, received a Power of … Read More