Finance executives must meet a growing number of complex demands and challenges if their companies are to reach the next level of profitable growth. Operational excellence around core financials is certainly essential. CFOs and their teams are expected to standardize...
Successful productivity makes you more efficient and effective with your time and energy. If you occasionally feel out of control, are unable to focus or prioritize, lack the work/life balance you want, or notice that you’re often too tactical vs....
The Challenge: Disconnected Systems and Processes Stumbling Blocks to Successful BPM The premise of Business Performance Management (BPM) is simple: companies can optimize performance by setting goals, monitoring progress against those goals, and quickly reacting to change. Companies that embrace...
 “There’s growing evidence that suggests the perks companies promote do become important for retention because they talk to people at an emotional and engagement level,” says Mark Ramsook, senior consultant at global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson. Charles Orton-Jones, of Racounteur...
Today, many businesses lack synergy between the sales and marketing organizations due to a variety of reasons, including: • Success in the sales and marketing departments is measured differently • Sales and marketing have a different vision of the ideal target...
  The Apprenticeship Levy, that the Confederation of British Industry labels it as a tax aims to induce employers to take more of these learners on. All firms with a payroll greater than £3 million will, from next month, have to pay 0.5...
Great products, skilled employees, and a solid customer base don’t guarantee a successful business. Not, that is, if success is defined as organic, dynamic, on-going growth. At a certain point in any business’s development – often just after a growth spurt...
  According to Catherine Baksi, reporter at the Law Society Gazette, in the courtroom of tomorrow judges could be replaced by computers. Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Liz Truss unveiled the Prisons and Courts Bill. Aside from wide-ranging plans to reform prisons, the Bill...
"Across the board, finance executives…believe they spend too much time on forecasting, budgeting, and planning. Of these executives, 73 percent rely primarily on spreadsheets and manual processes. When asked about the most acute problems with their current planning process,...
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