Martin Baldock points out that as redundancies become more common, securing company assets, reputation and intellectual property becomes of greater importance. Here he discusses why companies need to be careful and what to do.
Martin Baldock points out that as redundancies become more common, securing company assets, reputation and intellectual property becomes of greater importance. Here he gives management a checklist to help them protect the company.
CIMA contends that 2009 will be the year of the finance director as they struggle to make the finance function fit for purpose. While under pressure simply to improve ethics Ray Perry, director of brand at CIMA, says they must also look to improve skills and CIMA is striving to help in this.
The latest interest rate cut is unlikely to help British business until people who work in offices actually do their jobs properly. While everyone closely watches Gordon Brown's bizarre decisions, too many businesses allow idiots to stay in charge. Doing nothing at work is not a solution in this environment. Gerry O'Kane argues it happens too much and positive news is also ignored.
At a recent seminar on managing key performance indicators (KPIs), consultant Robin Tidd waded into the debate about who should control business intelligence within organisations.
Expenses expert, David Vine, looks at the tax implications of company Christmas Festivities and warns that being a Grinch could backfire. He outlines five rules to be followed.
Fraud loves Christmas. Andrew Durant provides a checklist of actions for finance staff to undertake before and after the festive holiday that will help prevent fraud or spot something out of order.
Corinne Mills a specialist in developing careers for finance directors and senior company staff looks at how everyone should prepare for the time you lose your job.
As the pressure on companies to cut costs and boost efficiencies increases, outsourcing is one solution. This has extended to human resources role, so should it be feared by those in HR. Annie Hayes reports.