The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 18 disclosed its own proposals for new conflict-of-interest standards for the way in which financial advisers and broker-dealers identify themselves and sell products for fees to retail investors.
From the customer experience revolution to Amazon’s continued dominance, the retail industry is embarking on its most transformative journey to date. As the retail landscape rapidly evolves, brands are firing on all cylinders to keep up. Unfortunately, operating at high speeds can often create gaps in key areas of business.
LBMC, an accounting firm and professional services organization in Tennessee, has released its first annual Business Outlook Survey Report, which is full of information to help you plan for the coming year.
When an employee’s work schedule changes unexpectedly or with short notice, it triggers a chain of events that negatively impacts more than just the individual’s performance at work. A single mom, for example, who gets pulled into a last-minute shift might have to find a sitter to care for her children, leading to increased stress […]
One of the most underappreciated and undervalued skill sets that veterans possess for civilian employers is the ability to combine a command and control culture with the room and understanding for individual initiative. The combination of an adherence to process while exercising individual thought and initiative to adapt and adjust as business conditions change is […]
The labor market is tightening and turnover is increasing, but banks are planning to grow employment, according to data from the Crowe Horwath LLP 2017 Bank Compensation and Benefits Survey. Crowe, a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm, conducts the annual survey, now in its 36th year. The survey, which compiled data from 375 banks, […]
The term “robo-adviser” is used to describe a wide range of digital advice and technology solutions. But while robos have been touted as the wave of the future, there’s no denying that retirement investors still see value in the expert advice of human advisers. There may be potential benefits for defined contribution (DC) plans to […]
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 1 got into the act of examining standards of conduct for investment advisers after long being overshadowed in the area of fiduciary oversight by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
Automation is becoming a major trend in the HR world, with some researchers claiming HR will be fully automated in 5 years, and others claiming a majority of HR professionals will be automating tasks as early as 2019. If these estimates are correct, will the human in Human Resources be out of a job in […]
On April 10, 2017, a 53-year-old man walked into a special needs classroom in San Bernadino, California, pulled out a gun, and shot his estranged wife, 53-year-old Karen Elaine Smith. Two children standing near Smith were also hit by gunfire; 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez died later at the hospital. The gunman then turned his gun on […]