Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Health insurers in some states want to hike premiums

5/22/2015

  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

Health insurance providers are seeking significant increases in premiums in several states in a move they say is necessary to cover the medical costs of individuals who have newly enrolled as part of … Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

"Nasty" star may offer clues to galaxy's evolution

5/22/2015

  • PhysOrg.com

Astronomers are homing in on the unique behavior of a rapidly aging star that's larger than the sun. The glowing mass, nicknamed "Nasty 1," was discovered by Jason Nassau and Charles Stephenson in the… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Are you failing your employees?

5/22/2015

  • The Manager's Diary

It's often easier to see how your boss is falling short than to figure out how you might be failing your own team, writes Cameron Morrissey. "[A]sk yourself what you want from your boss and how they m… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Administration prepares to announce new clean water rules

5/22/2015

  • The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

The Obama administration is poised to announce a new federal clean water rule to protect vulnerable streams and wetlands. The move has drawn criticism from a range of business interests, including the… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Gamification can improve the hiring process

5/22/2015

  • TrainingMag.com

Gamification is a successful technique that can improve many corporate functions, including hiring. There are a number of cases, ranging from "America's Army" to the National Security Agency's CryptoK… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

How Shake Shack sources its beef

5/22/2015

  • GreenBiz.com

Shake Shack

Shake Shack relies on personal relationships with its suppliers to ensure a steady supply of humanely and sustainably raised beef, says supply chain chief Jeffrey Amoscato. "The farmers feel great abo… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Eiffel Tower workers demand protection from pickpockets

5/22/2015

  • Bloomberg

Workers at the Eiffel Tower refused to work today, citing a number of incidents involving pickpockets. The company that manages the tower said it wasn't sure when it will reopen. Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

The unwritten rules of LinkedIn

5/22/2015

  • Forbes

Accept invitations right away, use the "I don't know" marker sparingly and customize your invitations to LinkedIn to ensure you're following social norms, Neil Patel writes. Avoid making persistent re… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

The "silly season" is upon us

5/22/2015

  • National Journal

With oral arguments concluded and 28 decisions still to come before the end of the Supreme Court's term, observers will shift their focus to gleaning information about pending cases, said Elizabeth Wy… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

KPMG in U.S. picks first woman to serve as CEO

5/11/2015

  • Journal of Accountancy online

Lynne Doughtie, CPA, will become the first female CEO of KPMG in the U.S. on July 1. She's been with the firm for 30 years and has led its advisory business for the past few years. Doughtie's appointm… Read More