Tag: CFO

Ramping Up at BLR: Hiring Key People

From Dan: As a way to honor the individuals who have taught me critical life lessons about people and business, I’ve invited several to write guest columns to run in this space over the next few weeks. Today’s voice of experience once again is Robert L. Brady, the founder of BLR®—Business & Legal Resources. This […]

Are You Compliant with Sarbanes-Oxley

Yesterday’s Advisor presented the first five tips about information protocols related to Sarbanes-Oxley; today’s issue presents the final five:

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 […]

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 […]

Recruiting Metrics: Make Sure They Are Meaningful

Metrics are a way to measure or quantify a particular concept, such as employee engagement or turnover, but if you are not careful, you may find you’ve been measuring the wrong thing, says expert Cathy Gray, JD, Senior Managing Editor of HR and Compensation at BLR®. The value of the metric depends on several things, […]

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 […]

Which Companies Get Employment Branding Right?

Yesterday Dr. John Sullivan shared his thoughts with us about employment branding. Today, we wrap up our conversation with him by discussing those companies that he finds most successful at employment branding. We asked Sullivan what he thought were the best companies as far as employment branding was concerned. He shared his thoughts based on […]

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 […]