Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

SEC investigates possible pushback against corporate whistleblowing

2/26/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Securities and Exchange Commission is asking several companies for their employment contracts, nondisclosure agreements and other information as part of an investigation into whether the companies… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Traditional resumes face pressure from online platforms

2/26/2015

  • CIO.com

The one-page printed resume may be down, but it's not out, recruiting experts say. While recruiters and job seekers are more commonly using online platforms such as LinkedIn, Emily Gordon of Seven Ste… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Leaders need to catch more Zs

2/26/2015

  • Skip Prichard blog
  • Knowledge@Wharton

Some famous figures brag about how little sleep they function on, but the rest of us should try to get a solid seven to nine hours of sleep a night, experts say. "Sleep better and you increase your pr… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Conservatives aim to get the party started at CPAC

2/26/2015

  • CNN
  • Politico
  • Yahoo

Conservative Republicans are heading to Maryland today for the Conservative Political Action Conference, a key event that could determine the contours of the GOP presidential primary season. "I think … Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

What to say -- and not to say -- in a sales pitch

2/26/2015

  • NaturalTraining.com

Certain words and topics are guaranteed to help close a sales deal if used appropriately. The other person's name is important; frequent use of the word "you" shows that the salesperson is focused on … Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

LED bulbs help Japan recover from Fukushima disaster

2/26/2015

  • Bloomberg

Japan is embracing LED lighting in a bid to curb its energy use in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, which saw about 30% of Japan's energy supply taken offline. About 73 million high-efficiency… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Supreme Court hears arguments in Abercrombie religious-dress case

2/26/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Several U.S. Supreme Court justices questioned Abercrombie & Fitch's dress code in a case involving a job seeker who says she was rejected because she wears a Muslim headscarf. Justice Ruth Bader Gins… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Do daydreamers have a cognitive advantage?

2/25/2015

  • Inc. online (free registration)

Daydreaming may enhance your reaction time and fuel creativity, according to research. In one study, participants who experienced mild daydreaming performed better in a task involving hitting the spac… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Fla. fisherman didn't violate Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Supreme Court rules

2/26/2015

  • CNN

The U.S. Supreme Court has found in favor of a Florida fisherman accused of a Sarbanes-Oxley Act violation for throwing undersized grouper back into the sea during a wildlife and fishing investigation… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Can adding female directors boost your stock price?

2/10/2015

  • Quartz

A study says companies with greater gender diversity in the boardroom tended to experience less stock-price volatility. This article takes a close look at the research and what it might mean. Read More