Human Capital


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    Preparedness, Parents, and 150 Hours: CFOs’ Hiring Challenges in 2024

    Fifty-eight percent of employers said recent college graduates are unprepared for the workforce, according to an Intelligent report. 

    By March 4, 2024
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    Women Continue Their Gains at the CFO Position: Study

    The number of women CFOs at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies climbed to nearly 19% in 2023, according to Crist|Kolder.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Global Pension Pot Swelled by 11% Last Year: Report

    “This global growth is not yet rapid, but it is far better than the experience a year before.”

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    CFOs and the Future of Finance Work

    This series aims to help CFOs understand the ways in which employees — especially younger generations — develop context to form work habits, opinions on work-life balance, and productivity.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • Feb. 26, 2024
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    Labor Trends Exasperate Finance Pros

    Barely more than a third (37%) of accountants said they were satisfied with their pay, according to a new ACCA survey.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Pension Plans Finally Regain Fully Funded Status in 2023

    “Companies consider a plan’s funded status to be like debt ­–– if you’re underfunded, the organization is more highly leveraged.”

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    6 Tips to Successfully Transition to a Small Business CFO Role

    Follow this advice to successfully transition into a new small business CFO role.

    By Jan. 2, 2024
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    10 CFO Leadership Lessons From 2023

    CFO leadership was on full display in 2023 in a variety of ways.

    By Dec. 29, 2023
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    Companies Seek to Save on Bonus Payouts

    The trends in year-end bonuses haven’t quite caught up with recent positive economic signs.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    64% of Employees Waste Hours Due to Lack of Deadlines: Report

    Nearly a fifth of employees work without deadlines and lose up to two hours a week because of it, according to new data from Slingshot.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Hiring Intentions Remain Stable Going Into 2024, Robert Half Says

    Fifty-seven percent of managers plan to add new permanent roles in the first half of 2024.

    By Kathryn Moody • Dec. 14, 2023
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    CFOs on People Management: Conference Highlights

    What the CFOs of GM, American Express, Meta, and other organizations are saying about how to manage and inspire employees.

    By Dec. 8, 2023
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    Health Cost Hikes to Moderate Slightly in ’24

    Fifty-eight percent of those polled anticipate higher or significantly higher increases from 2025 through 2027.

    By Nov. 29, 2023
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    Gen Z Set to Outnumber Baby Boomers in the Workforce

    2024 represents a pivotal moment for U.S. companies, as Gen Z workers become an increasingly important share of American business, Glassdoor predicts.

    By Laurel Kalser • Nov. 16, 2023
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    Global CFO Turnover Picks Up in Q3

    More than 70 global finance chiefs of public companies left their jobs in the third quarter, opening the door for first-time hires and internal promotions.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
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    What CFOs Think of the Accountant Shortage

    What caused the accountant shortage and what does it mean for finance departments?

    By Nov. 10, 2023
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    Make a Plan ‘Right Now’ for $55K Overtime Rule, Attorney Says

    Some employers might increase pay for exempt employees to at least $55,068 to avoid overtime obligations, but the budget needed could be significant. 

    By Kate Tornone • Nov. 9, 2023
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    U.S. Employers Announced 22% Fewer Job Cuts in October

    “Job cut plans have slowed significantly since the first half of the year, and consumers have continued to spend, even in the face of high inflation,” said Andy Challenger.

    By Nov. 3, 2023
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    37% of Employees Say Inflation Led to Tapping Into Savings: Weekly Stat

    As employees stress more about money, many companies are offering financial wellness tools.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    Two Out of Three Workers Don’t Feel Engaged

    Workers who report being excited about their work contribute 15% more than non-engaged employees.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    CFO Succession Planning Tougher in Tight Job Market

    Globally, only 24% of CFOs say they have formal and proactive succession practices at their organization, according to Russell Reynolds Associates.

    By Oct. 27, 2023
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    HR Trends: Fewer Layoffs, More Hybrid Workplaces

    More than half of companies are remote or hybrid and have no plans to bring employees back to the office full-time.

    By Oct. 25, 2023
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    Nearly 1 in 4 In-Office Workers Wonder Where Their Boss Is

    If today’s workplace culture is built upon trust, there is a question of who is holding up their end of the bargain.

    By Oct. 18, 2023
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    U.S. Accounting Graduates Fall Nearly 8%: AICPA

    But the accountant shortage is also due to rising demand and an increase in those leaving the profession.

    By Oct. 18, 2023
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    90% of Employees Say Well-Being Benefits Are Critical Factor In Choice of Company

    Employee well-being directly affects productivity, engagement, and retention. 

    By Oct. 2, 2023