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Mar 22, 2017, 08:07 ET U.S. Companies Report They're Lagging On Lease Accounting Transition

When the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a new standard on lease accounting in 2016, companies had nearly three years before the...


Feb 16, 2017, 08:07 ET The Skills Workers Say Managers Need To Improve Most

Strong communication skills are necessary at every career stage, but especially for those in leadership positions. In a new study from Robert Half...


Jan 17, 2017, 08:07 ET How Do Generations Of Workers Differ?

In today's multigenerational workforce, most executives agree that each age demographic exhibits its own styles and approaches. CFOs in a Robert...


Dec 07, 2016, 08:10 ET More Privately Held Companies Opening The Books To Employees

As recently as four years ago, most privately held companies didn't readily share financial information with internal staff, but research from...


Nov 15, 2016, 08:07 ET MOST COMMON M&A Pain Points; CFOs Report Companies' Top Struggles Are Merging Business Systems, Employees

The greatest pain points for companies going through a merger or acquisition are meshing technology and staff, recent research shows. In the Robert...


Sep 22, 2016, 08:07 ET What Is The Most Important Leadership Attribute?

 When it comes to the people who lead them, professionals place a greater emphasis on personal qualities than a hard-driving business edge,...


Aug 04, 2016, 08:07 ET Majority Of Workers Want More Insight On How Their Efforts Affect Bottom Line

When it comes to their jobs, new research reveals many professionals would like more information about how their efforts contribute to the...


Jun 23, 2016, 08:07 ET Beyond The Numbers: CFOs Want More Strategy

Businesses value accountants who are strategic thinkers, but the results of a Robert Half Management Resources survey suggest company-sponsored...


May 19, 2016, 08:07 ET Survey Reveals Biggest Challenge For New Managers

New managers face a number of challenges, but which is the most daunting? According to CFOs interviewed for a Robert Half Management Resources...


Apr 27, 2016, 08:07 ET Many Companies Missing Out On Benefits Of Job Rotation

In the quest to develop and retain staff, finance executives recognize the value of allowing employees to move into roles in different areas of the...


Feb 03, 2016, 08:07 ET Where Change Management Fails

As companies initiate change, the path to success is filled with potential potholes. But where are businesses most commonly tripped up during a...


Dec 16, 2015, 08:07 ET More Than Three In Four Professionals Striking Work-Life Balance

 When it comes to work-life balance, new research suggests the scales are tipping in employees' favor. In a Robert Half Management Resources...


Nov 17, 2015, 08:04 ET EXECUTIVES SAY IT'S MORE CHALLENGING TO BE A LEADER TODAY: Survey Reveals Worker Confidence in Company Leaders; Cities With Greatest Rise in Leadership Challenges

Leading a business is only getting harder, recent research found. In the Robert Half Management Resources survey, 66 percent of chief financial...


Nov 04, 2015, 08:07 ET Many Companies Have Yet To Start New Revenue Recognition Efforts: Majority of Firms Plan to Adopt New Standard on Time but Haven't Started Diagnostic Work

 The deadline for companies to adopt the new revenue recognition standard is still more than a year away, and recent research suggests many...


Oct 08, 2015, 08:07 ET Research Highlights Diverse Needs For Financial Consultants

Companies are tapping financial consultants for a wide range of projects, with a growing emphasis on business systems, new research reveals. In the...


Jan 08, 2015, 08:10 ET Keeping The Innovation Engine Running

Survey: CFOs Say Workers Generally Innovative, but Report Room for Improvement TORONTO, Jan 8, 2015 /CNW/ - In today's market, truly...


Jan 08, 2015, 08:10 ET These Cities Have The Most Innovative Workers

 When it comes to creative thinking, professionals in Miami; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; and Dallas lead the pack, suggests a recent Robert...


Dec 11, 2014, 09:01 ET Put Down Your Smartphone

Survey: Checking Email in Meetings a Frequent Occurrence, but Managers Don't Like It TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Let's face it, we all check...


Dec 11, 2014, 08:10 ET Survey: Checking Email in Meetings a Frequent Occurrence, but Managers Don't Like It

 Let's face it, we all check email during meetings. But it doesn't mean managers like it. While two-thirds (67 percent) of managers...


Nov 13, 2014, 08:10 ET Today's Superstar CFO

Survey: Most Finance Executives are Taking on Expanding Roles, Including Operations and Sales TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Extraordinary...


Nov 13, 2014, 08:10 ET Survey: Most CFOs Taking on Expanded Roles, Including Human Resources and Information Technology

Extraordinary chief financial officers (CFOs) know no boundaries. Today's CFO is a top-notch accountant, problem solver and business strategist,...


Sep 25, 2014, 08:50 ET Business Analytics: The New Must-Have Skill Set

Survey: Majority of CFOs Say Business Analytics Know-How Mandatory for Accounting and Finance Professionals TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ -...


Sep 25, 2014, 08:10 ET Business Analytics: The New Must-Have Skill Set

 Business analysis isn't just for business analysts anymore. In a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey, the majority (61 percent) of...


Aug 26, 2014, 08:10 ET Want To Land The Corner Office?

 To reach the top rungs of the corporate ladder, be prepared to use different strategies than those that brought success earlier in your...


Jul 10, 2014, 08:10 ET Time on Their Side

Survey: CFOs See Delegating and Fewer Meetings as Top Time Management Strategies TORONTO, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - When it comes to managing their...