Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Lockheed boosts bottom line as pension liability drops

7/22/2014

  • Reuters

Lockheed Martin F-35B

Reduced pension liability allowed Lockheed Martin's profit to increase 3.5% in the second quarter compared with Q2 of 2013. The company is transitioning some non-union employees to a contribution reti… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Italy gives Google ultimatum on data privacy

7/22/2014

  • Reuters

Google has been given 18 months to comply with Italian privacy laws, which will require the company to change the way it collects and uses personal information of its users, or it could face fines of … Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

If you aren't making mistakes, you aren't trying hard enough

7/22/2014

  • ArtPetty.com

Leaders shouldn't try to be perfect, writes Art Petty. Leaders who never makes mistakes or missteps aren't helping themselves or their employees learn and grow, he writes. Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Obama catches flak over fundraising trips

7/22/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • CNN

Obama

President Barack Obama is flying to the West Coast today for another fundraising trip, despite criticism from Republicans. "If it becomes clear that there‚Äôs a need for him to come back to the White … Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Why onboarding is essential for improving performance

7/22/2014

  • YourSalesManagementGuru.com

Whether you are looking for a new vendor or hiring new employees, an effective onboarding process is critical for success, writes Ken Thoreson. "Make sure [new hires] can perform in your office before… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Why Unilever's top marketer shut down its CSR department

7/22/2014

  • Harvard Business Review online

One of Keith Weed's first actions after taking over as Unilever chief marketing officer was to shut down the company's CSR department. That's because he wanted to take CSR out of its silo and make it … Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Companies that can't afford pay raises look to benefits

7/22/2014

  • Employee Benefit News

U.S. employees are expected to receive a median pay hike of 3% next year, with the largest gains in the oil and gas industry, a Hay Group survey says. Employers that want to retain workers but cannot … Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

6 simple ways to reduce stress

7/21/2014

  • Forbes

Stressed professionals should consider putting a plant in their cubicle, clearing their desk of clutter and finding time to get outdoors every day, Nellie Akalp writes. "When you feel at the end of yo… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

HP's settlement with shareholders is contested by former Autonomy CFO

7/22/2014

  • Reuters

Hewlett-Packard's settlement of lawsuits brought by its shareholders over an $8.8 billion write-down is facing opposition from a former executive of software company Autonomy. The settlement would let… 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