Tag: CFO

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Court Holds Missouri TV Station to Oral Agreement Despite Unclear Bonus Terms

In Missouri, it has long been settled that for a contract to be valid and enforceable, the essential terms must be definite and mutually agreed upon by both contracting parties. Without certainty in the crucial terms, there can be no mutual understanding between the parties and, therefore, no valid contract. However, a recent decision from […]

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How Would You Rate Your Legal Eagle?

Within today’s headlines, it doesn’t take long to see just how quickly a thorny legal issue can spell corporate catastrophe. That’s one reason companies conduct regular legal counsel audits—to ensure ongoing compliance and to minimize the chances that preventable risks disrupt growth and success.

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself About Sarbanes-Oxley

As you know, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was signed into law in 2002 to tighten corporate financial reporting protocols. Its overall purpose is to encourage companies to improve their audit requirements and to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures. Since its implementation, there has been much controversy regarding the efficacy of […]

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HR Merger and Acquisition Playbook

By Barbara Mitchell Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were at an all-time high in 2015. There is some indication that they will slow down in 2016 because it is an election year, but probably not by much. However, just because there are a lot of mergers does not mean that they are successful. In fact, at […]

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The Best of the Best in Employment Branding

We have heard quite a bit from John Sullivan, PhD, professor, author, corporate speaker, and advisor, over the last few weeks concerning employment branding. Today we wrap up our discussion with his thoughts on the best examples of employment branding he’s encountered. We asked Sullivan what he thought were the best companies as far as […]

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The Basics of Finance-Speak

To implement an effective compensation and benefits program, you need to speak the language of the CFO, and it can be daunting. Perceptions sometimes block understanding, says Clare Novak, president of Novak and Associates. We think “I can’t do this” or “This is boring,” and we get in our own way. But you can do […]

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Speaking Finance 101

When HR professionals delve into the realm of finance, perceptions sometimes block understanding, says Clare Novak, president of Novak and Associates. We get in our own way, and we think “I can’t do this” or “This is boring.” But if you start with the basics, you’ll be able to pick it up.

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