Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Cross-border deals boost U.S. IPO market

9/30/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The U.S. initial public offering market has grown 42% in the first nine months of 2014, fueled by Alibaba Group Holding's $25 million IPO and offerings from other foreign-based companies, including co… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

High-profile successes sell the C-suite on social media

9/30/2014

  • CIO.com

Executives are seeing that the potential benefits of social media include not only engaging their demographic on a more informal level, but also finding new ways to innovate and getting through govern… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

How to manage employee disputes

9/30/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

Leaders have the difficult job of listening, interviewing and mediating when co-workers are in conflict, Dianna Booher writes. Keep everyone pointed toward a resolution without assigning blame. "When … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Secret Service under fire over White House security

9/30/2014

  • FoxNews.com
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Pierson

A pair of scathing reports on White House security has put the Secret Service under pressure ahead of Director Julia Pierson's appearance before lawmakers today. Both in a recent incident in which a k… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Ask questions to help reps learn from missed deals

9/30/2014

  • TopLine Leadership Blog

You can help your sales reps develop their skills by encouraging them to write down lessons learned from missed sales opportunities, writes Kevin Davis, president of TopLine Leadership. Also, ask ques… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

How to break bad news to employees

9/29/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Many bosses will soon be delivering disappointing feedback or disruptive news to employees, writes Shani Magosky. It's tempting to ignore or dance around the edges of uncomfortable news, but it's alwa… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Marriott Vacations Worldwide fires worker for seeking political office

9/30/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Marriott Vacations Worldwide says it fired an employee in Florida for running for office because the situation invited conflicts of interest involving rental properties. The firing isn't illegal under… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Why you shouldn't rely too much on recruiters

9/29/2014

  • Brazen Careerist

Recruiters can be good resources, but it's important to remember that they're working for their clients, not you, Skiddy von Stade writes. "While recruiters can counsel you on some areas of the job se… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Prosecutors subpoena UBS over pre-crash RMBS

9/30/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

UBS is facing inquiries from federal regulators about its residential mortgage-backed securities business and participation in the Troubled Asset Relief Program. UBS is cooperating with the investigat… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

How does your state rank in gender equality?

9/8/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A study by the personal finance site WalletHub ranked states on gender equality. The rankings are based on gender and income data from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Read More