Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Economy posts 4% growth for Q2

7/30/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Forbes

Gross domestic product grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4% in the second quarter, according to the Commerce Department, besting analyst expectations of a 3% increase. In the first half of … Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

How tech leaders can benefit from a big dose of empathy

7/30/2014

  • CIO.com

The skills most vital to good leadership in the digital age can't be taught in a classroom, according to management experts, who say authenticity, empathy and the ability to respond intuitively to cus… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Whiskey's false sense of innovation

7/30/2014

  • Daily Beast, The

The startup ethos and personal touch of U.S. whiskey distillers is an important part of their branding, but many of these brands aren't making anything -- they're buying their whiskey from MGP's indus… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

U.S. economy up 4% in Q2

7/30/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Fox Business

The U.S. economy grew 4% in the second quarter, buoyed in part by increased state and federal spending. "The really ugly GDP report for the first quarter was likely the result of mostly one-off events… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Asking questions can help sellers become better problem solvers

7/30/2014

  • Radio Ink

You can help your salespeople uncover solutions to their own problems by asking them a series of questions rather than just giving them the answer, writes Jeff Schmidt, a partner at Sparque. "The more… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Why companies should track their nonfinancial impacts

7/30/2014

  • BrandChannel.com

It's time for companies to get serious about measuring their environmental and social footprints, says Michael Meehan, CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative. "Organizations that fail to collect and r… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Labor regulator rules McDonald's is a joint employer

7/30/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The National Labor Relations Board says McDonald's is a joint employer, which could make the chain and other franchise operators vulnerable to liability for franchisee-owned restaurants. McDonald's wi… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

LinkedIn launches new profile view for mobile app

7/29/2014

  • Fast Company online

LinkedIn this week made available a new profile view that helps users scan pertinent information about their contacts. "With this new experience, you'll be able to put your best self on mobile," said … Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Fla. law schools look to help students succeed in job market

7/30/2014

  • InsideCounsel online

Florida law schools are trying to help their students stand out in the state's crowded job market, which has grown to include about 100,000 lawyers. The Florida State University College of Law, for ex… 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