November 2012

Leadership Transition Underway At Securities and Exchange Commission

On November 26, Mary Schapiro, the current chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), announced that will she retire before the end of the year. The move was widely anticipated, and is only one of the many high-level personnel changes that are expected to be announced by the Obama Administration as it...
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Professional Recruiters Help Companies Fill Key Roles In Contingency Situations

Leadership transitions are a natural part of the business cycle. However, when high-level vacancies are unexpected, companies can be left scrambling to react. For instance, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Intel CEO Paul Otellini has announced his impending retirement. This move came as a surprise, as the...
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Financial Project Consulting Services Help Companies Put Costs In Perspective

On November 15, the Department of Justice announced that British Petroleum (BP) will plead guilty to a variety of criminal charges and pay a $4 billion penalty in connection with a 2010 oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. According to Attorney...
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CFOs In Demand For Positions On Corporate Boards, According To New Study

Current and former chief financial officers (CFOs) are increasingly seen as valuable additions to corporation's boards, according to new research from Ernst & Young. The firm's final report is based on a survey of 800 global CFOs and a more in-depth study of the career paths taken by 347 CFOs working at major...
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Financial Professionals Prepare For Ongoing Expansion Of Federal Regulation

Now that the election is over, political and business leaders in the United States are turning their attention toward the future. Of particular concern for financial professionals is the ongoing design and implementation of new federal regulations regarding corporate financial practices. After President Obama officially...
ExecutionistFinancial Professionals Prepare For Ongoing Expansion Of Federal Regulation

Increasing Optimism Is Drawing More Americans Into The Labor Market

We recently discussed a number of reports that show a strengthening U.S. economy. Both the ADP National Employment Report and the Employment Situation Summary put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that there was a net increase in jobs last month. In addition, the job creation figures for the previous...
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BLS data supports positive outlook for U.S. economy

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Employment Situation report for the month of October and the new figures seem to show a strengthening U.S. economy. According to the agency's data, nonfarm payroll employment expanded by about 171,000 jobs last month. In addition, the job creation numbers for August and...
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ADP Employment Report points to ongoing job growth

Nonfarm employment in the private sector continued expanding last month, according to a report from ADP. The company's most recent National Employment Report showed a net increase of 158,000 jobs - on a seasonally adjusted basis - during the month of October. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, put the...
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Retain Talented Financial Professionals More Effectively Focused Hiring Practices

In this year's July/August issue, the Harvard Business Review published a study that focused on "high-achiever" professionals in their 30s. The researchers behind the study, Monika Hamori, Jie Cao and Burak Koyuncu, interviewed 1,200 of these individuals regarding their job search behavior. Specifically, the young...
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