Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Jose Garcia Cantera named CFO of Banco Santander

11/25/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Garcia Cantera was CEO of Banesto, a former Santander unit. Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Things to consider before jumping on the Big Data bandwagon

11/25/2014

  • InformationWeek

Advanced data analytics may not be right for every new startup, but firms that can benefit from Big Data should not underestimate the complexity of implementing a solution from the ground up, says Sea… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

The Gap's focus is digital, says incoming CEO

11/25/2014

  • Business of Fashion, The

Peck

Outgoing Gap CEO Glenn Murphy has done a tremendous job, but there's plenty still to do, says his successor, Art Peck. Murphy focused on global growth, which remains important, but Peck's task will be… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Obama calls for calm as unrest returns in Ferguson

11/25/2014

  • Politico
  • Hill, The

Holder

A grand jury refused to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in connection with the killing of Michael Brown on Monday night, sparking fresh protests and violence in the Missouri town. Preside… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Why being friendly with customers may not lead to sales

11/25/2014

  • TheSalesBlog.com

The business world has changed, and salespeople can no longer expect to make sales simply by being friendly with their clients, writes S. Anthony Iannarino. Instead, salespeople must focus on being tr… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Lecturers call for end to "greenwashing"

11/25/2014

  • Massachusetts Daily Collegian (University of Massachusetts), The

A University of Massachusetts professor and an environmental activist called for an increase in corporate social responsibility and condemned the practice of "greenwashing" at the Conscious Consumer t… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Analysis: HR leaders gaining influence in C-suite

11/25/2014

  • Harvard Business Review (tiered subscription model)

HR leaders at large corporations increasingly report directly to the CEO and are often among the highest-paid at their companies, according to Ellie Filler of Korn Ferry. Filler helped conduct researc… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

A guide to seeking LinkedIn recommendations

11/24/2014

  • Careerealism.com

Before seeking a LinkedIn recommendation, narrow your network to a small number of influential followers you'd like to approach, Jewel Bracy DeMaio writes. "Settle on a number: 10, 25, 50, or 100 peop… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Senator criticizes EEOC's judgment in pursuing cases

11/25/2014

  • Hill, The

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission "is pursuing many questionable cases," according to a report from Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. The report accuses the commission of showing "poor judgment"… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Substitute teacher fired for racial slurs in class

11/10/2014

  • DiversityInc magazine online

A substitute teacher in Chicago was accused of repeatedly referring to black students with a racial slur and calling them slaves during a lecture. The teacher was fired; one parent has urged police to… Read More

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