Staff objectives

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Staff objectives are too important for an annual appraisal. A strategy may be written by the board, but it should be delivered by the staff, visibly monitored and incentivized through their objectives. In the world of Human Resources (HR), objectives are probably one of the most underutilized strategy tools. Objectives are often brought out only…

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Corporate Social Responsibility

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Finance, Strategy

Enhancing Corporate Social Responsibility makes a business more valuable for investors, more responsible for communities and more accountable globally. Round-up This concise summary of my discussion topics for Q2 2016 accommodates all three blogs from the quarter. From the Tuck-in section, you can access this quarter’s blogs directly or catch up on all the salient…

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IFS Internship

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Technology, Finance, Research

Real life work experience may seem frightening, especially in combination with a new country and culture. However, with IFS at your back, you have the right conditions for a great and engaging internship. GUEST AUTHORS Therese Ekstrand has her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Communication and is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in…

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5 steps to create value by managing your eco-footprint [Part 2]

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Strategy

Managing a company’s eco-footprint creates value. Here are five steps to start a successful implementation of an eco-program based on the GHG Protocol and ISO14064. What are your annual greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)? Where do they originate? How can you reduce them? ISO14064 is the only international standard for corporate GHG measurement, and the GHG…

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Environmental Reporting

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Finance, Strategy

In 2015, 6.2 gigatonnes of carbon (tCO2e) were traded globally valued at $52.8Bn, and the figures are accelerating. The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) market is big business and a win-win for savvy business leaders and eco-warriors alike. (Figures by Climate Observer) This two-part blog series introduces environmental reporting as a means of compliance, adding value, efficiency…

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Finance

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Applications 9, Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Poor business ethics can lead to a huge devaluation for both Tangibles and Intangibles, with stocks and brand values falling for those being singled out. Outcomes from poor ethical decision-making have been hitting the headlines recently, and the subsequent backlash from the media, public, and legislators alike, have ignited interest in integrating value-added ethics with business…

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Roundup Q1 2016

by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Alleviating the top concerns of CFOs requires change modelling to steer investment towards creating an agile and secure business.   Round-Up Welcome to Round-Up, a concise summary of my discussion topics, reviewing all three blogs from 2016’s Q1. From the Tuck-In section, you can access Q1 blogs directly, or catch up on all the salient…

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cyber_security

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

Information management can significantly boost performance and prevent damaging losses, but make sure to consider all elements for maximum affect. Cyber security has been a top 5 concern for the ‘C suite’ for a long time, and with 625,000 known crimes a month in the UK alone according to a recent Computer weekly article, and…

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Rescue is on hand

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

  As predictions of another global economic storm ring out amid most of the world’s press, and stock markets tumble in fear, there are two things businesses should do to help protect themselves from what lies ahead.  First, gather as much data about your business, Industry, markets, customers and competitors as you can and consider the…

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PIC_2113

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Finance, Strategy

According to the 2016 Finance priorities survey conducted by consulting firm Protiviti, the top priorities for CFOs in the coming year are margin and earnings performance followed by cyber security, strategic planning, forecasting and budgeting. Personally I would add corporate services optimization to that. In addition to this, KPMG in their ‘View from the top’…

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