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Lew Platt, former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard (HP), famously said, “If only HP knew what HP knows, we would be three times more productive”. It highlights that for many organizations even rudimentary decision making is fraught with difficulty. Recent research puts the... more >

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In an increasingly complex business environment with so many ‘moving parts’ (economic, operational and technical) the ability to make decisions crisply and decisively is becoming ever more crucial to competiveness. But at the same time, there have been a number of advances in... more >

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Smart CFOs know that the key to faster and more insightful decision-making, (“digital decision-making”, as we have called it), doesn’t mean recklessly throwing resources at the problem but a return to the fundamentals, most notably aligning decisions to strategic and... more >

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You’re the CFO. And the buck stops with you.

You’re responsible for the financial activities inside your company, and you work hard to keep the company lean and successful. You manage people, you manage money, and you manage your time.

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It’s that three-month treadmill that financial pros know all too well. Another fiscal quarter wraps up, precipitating an all-hands-on-deck frenzy of activity to close the books, complete the statutory filings, create the reports – and meet ever-stricter standards for... more >

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Obtaining and retaining talent are some of the most important tasks for organizational leaders. These "geese that lay golden eggs" are top-performers who produce the most results and distinguish themselves from generic jobholders by thinking individualistically. However,... more >

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n 2010, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ushered in some of the most sweeping changes to financial regulations since the Great Depression. And with those changes came significant uncertainties for U.S. publicly traded firms that use equity as a... more >

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Download this comprehensive guide to learn how to build your program from the ground up.

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Is your company COBRA compliant? Do your COBRA administration processes include sending all 25 written notices and tracking all 29 possible dates for each employee? Does your employer have proof, including copies, that Initial Notices and Election Notices were mailed? A... more >

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Do you know what your employees really want from your organization? You can, and it pays to find out. But you may have to look beyond survey results (although we highly recommend them) to find out what really drives employee engagement.

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As the office of the controller becomes ever more strategic—creating higher levels of financial visibility to help drive growth and profitability—the financial organization’s relationship to the controller role must evolve as well.

Specifically: Today’s CFO needs to... more >

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Today’s business climate is extremely competitive. You need to properly manage all aspects of your operation in order to drive revenue growth, be profitable, and to remain a strong player. An important element in effective business management is ensuring that your sales force... more >

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Getting the right tools for the job

The inevitable confusion regarding tax-free sales isn't for the faint of heart. It takes a sales tax survivor to get it right. With the right game pieces, players, and equipment in place, however, even the most challenged can succeed... more >

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Managing and reporting on a stock plan comes with its fair share of challenges. Manual processes, meeting filing deadlines,complying with regulatory mandates, coordinating cross functional teams and synchronizing data are all elements that contribute to the complexity of... more >

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Learn how to make the business case for an Incentive Compensation Management system. Understand the ROI delivered by such solutions so that you can justify the ‘spend’ and feel confident that your organization will realize tangible and meaningful business results.

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Properly designing and implementing a bonus compensation structure requires looking to the future. It demands detailed financial planning around how performance may drive company revenues and how bonus payouts will impact the bottom line. Planning for bonuses can be... more >

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Millennial workers are a vital part of U.S. corporate culture, as they are the largest generation since the baby boom. They are already making their presence felt by introducing different ideas about the best ways to work and new sets of workplace values. Managers are quickly... more >

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Read this eBook to learn how improving employee engagement within your organization can deliver better sales, more revenue, lower customer turnover and overall happier employees.

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Developing Talent in the Corporate Finance Organization

Changing workplace norms—from average employee tenure, to the use of technology, and the growing importance of millennials—necessitate a fresh, new approach to talent development. This white paper takes an informative look at trends and resources for developing talent in your... more >

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Here are the top twelve compensation plan mistakes we see these companies make over and over, even though they have good intentions. Read on, and don’t despair. We’ll let you in on a solution by the end!

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Mistakes in tracking and accounting for equity-based compensation often cause restatements and other finance troubles. This report offers eight best practices.

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For business/HR leaders, growth is both a welcome opportunity and a ruthless challenge. Innovative strategies for effective human capital management are needed now more than ever to help firms simultaneously grow, find talent and hang onto the talent they currently have. But... more >

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Finding and securing the workforce of tomorrow is one of the biggest concerns facing businesses today. The stark reality is that half of all CEOs want to hire more people in 2014, but nearly two-thirds are worried about finding the right skills. So the stakes are high and... more >

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Research demonstrates that a well-run finance department has a direct impact on profitability. A 2012 study of CFOs in the insurance industry by accounting firm WeiserMazars found a remarkably high correlation between the proficiency of the finance department and the company’... more >

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What new efficiencies and strategic benefits can automating sales compensation management offer your business? More importantly, what is the cost of doing nothing?

There are few things more critical to a company’s top and bottom line than sales compensation.It also... more >

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