Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Robert Herz to join Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

10/22/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Herz, former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, is a former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

How social robotics is opening the door to human-machine caring

10/22/2014

  • Popular Science

With a number of robots on the market designed to help humans with all manner of manual tasks, some engineers are now turning their attention to those of us who just need a little company. In February… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

HP split prompts rethink on the nature of corporate spinoffs

10/22/2014

  • Knowledge@Wharton

Hewlett-Packard is splitting into two companies, both still large -- a sign that we should stop thinking of spinoffs as "the ugly stepchild of corporate strategy," says Emilie Feldman. The HP spinoff,… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Republicans seek to modernize their electioneering

10/22/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The GOP is getting a technological update, and insiders hope it will give them an edge in the coming election. The Republican National Committee tapped a former Facebook engineer to overhaul its voter… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

How to develop your lead-management strategy

10/22/2014

  • HubSpot.com

Sales and marketing teams must work together to determine how to manage leads and move them through the pipeline, writes Bethany Handy, chief communications officer of Thinkhandy. It's important to re… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

How biodegradable is your shopping bag?

10/22/2014

  • Consumerist, The

Many companies are making bogus marketing claims about the biodegradability of their shopping bags, the Federal Trade Commission warns. While the bags degrade in the presence of oxygen, most are dispo… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

LinkedIn announces plans for 2 recruiting tools

10/22/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)
  • ERE.net

LinkedIn says it will launch two products next year aimed at helping recruiters analyze their talent pools. One is intended to help recruiters visualize data about candidates, and the other will analy… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Don't be afraid of change, consultant says

10/22/2014

  • FuelFix.com

Getting the butterflies on the first day of a new job or during a job interview is perfectly normal, but you have to "take that leap" to advance your career, writes David Vaucher, a professional in th… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

U.S. law firms step up presence in Hong Kong

10/22/2014

  • Bloomberg

U.S. law firms are increasingly setting up shop in Hong Kong, where several major banks have their Asian headquarters. The region wasn't always considered a hub of legal activity, but "in the last thr… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

How to deal with mental illness in the workplace

10/8/2014

  • HR Magazine

Untreated mental illness in the workplace costs U.S. employers as much as $100 billion each year, according to the National Business Group on Health. Early detection and treatment of mental illness ca… Read More