Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Working-capital efficiency appears at standstill

7/24/2014

  • CFO.com

The average days working capital at major nonfinancial public companies improved by 0.2 day, or 0.7%, last year compared with 2012, according to a survey by REL. Three-year improvement totaled 0.1%. R… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Companies confront monetary challenges of open source

7/24/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Open-source technologies have facilitated a more collaborative approach to development that provides more room for customization, but years after embracing open code, software companies are finding th… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Why guess when your team has the answers?

7/24/2014

  • Switch & Shift blog

Leaders can easily forget that the answers to common business questions can be found by asking employees, writes Mark Feldman. Front-line employees often have the best view of situations like the righ… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Paul Ryan calls for sweeping rethink of anti-poverty programs

7/24/2014

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

Ryan

The federal government should merge 11 of its anti-poverty programs into a single overarching funding stream, streamlining a system that's grown bloated and complex, argues Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Demo… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Great sales reps need the right training, personality traits

7/24/2014

  • HubSpot.com

Training plays a key role in helping sales representatives reach their potential, but they also need to possess certain key traits, writes Matt Heinz, president of Heinz Marketing. "Tenacity, rational… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Germany is named most energy-efficient country

7/24/2014

  • FastCoExist

Germany is the world's most energy-efficient country, according to a study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The U.S. ranked 13th among the 16 developed economies studied, tra… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Powerful people are less conscious of time constraints, research finds

7/24/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

People with office power perceive time as less of a limitation than do subordinates, which can lead to tension when bosses assign projects with unrealistic timetables, research shows. "People who feel… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Do you have a networking wingman?

7/23/2014

  • TheMuse.com

Take a friend to networking events to feel less awkward about approaching strangers, Erin Greenawald suggests. It helps if the person is familiar with your work and can sing your praises, she writes. Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Court: Wal-Mart must turn over files related to bribery investigation

7/24/2014

  • Bloomberg

The Delaware Supreme Court has determined that Wal-Mart Stores must provide investors with documents relating to allegations of bribery. Wal-Mart had argued that the files, which are connected to Mexi… 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