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July 7, 2012

Checklist for the 21st-Century CFO

Today's CFOs are expected to be business generalists, risk management experts and business intelligence sources. They are expected to provide instant replies to just about any question that the CEO asks about business performance. Here are some tips on how to raise your game and build your capability (and credibility) as an analysts and adviser.
July 6, 2012

Court Decision on Health Care to Trigger Compliance Frenzy

Now that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has survived its constitutional challenge, companies will markedly ramp up the implementation of its provisions in the coming months.
July 5, 2012

PMBA's License Renewal Primer Webinar on July 12th

Thursday, July 12th 2:00 pm ET-3:00 pm ET License renewal, the eight-year itch! Attorney Larry Miller will pump you up to make it through your renewal(s) unscathed. During this online education session, Miller will review the renewal filing schedule, application form (including the critical public file certification), renewal EEO Program Report, renewal Ownership Report, pre- and post-filing broadcast announcements and related requirements. This is a primer to get you ready to work with your station counsel on your renewal application, or just to better understand license requirements and the renewal process. Larry Miller; Schwartz, Woods & Miller Registration is free for PMBA members; $50 for non-members.
July 2, 2012

How Hard Are You Willing to Push Yourself?

What do all people who achieve true excellence and consistently high performance have in common?  The answer isn't great genes, although they're nice to have. It's the willingness to push themselves beyond their current limits day in and day out, despite the discomfort that creates, the sacrifice of more immediate gratification, and the uncertainty they'll be rewarded for their efforts.
July 1, 2012

Drive Turnover Down

The length and depth of this economic downturn has researchers predicting massive turnover in the near future. A whopping 84 percent of employees said they planned to search for a new job in 2012, according to a November 2011 online survey of more than 1,000 people in the United States and Canada by Right Management.
June 26, 2012

What People Really Do When They're "Working From Home"

A new survey by Citrix (CTXS), the Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) company that designs technology for employees to work remotely, shows that many people sneak in other activities while working from home.  Yet despite all the distractions, telecommuters are actually more productive than their peers in the office, according to preliminary findings from Stanford University’s study of a Chinese travel agency.
June 22, 2012

Social Recruiting Goes Wild

Every year, regardless of the economy, around 40 million people change jobs in the US alone. There is a huge need for tools to make this whole matching game easier.  Social Recruiting is one of the fastest-growing markets in business and will create some very big companies over time.  LinkedIn is not the only game in town… learn about several new companies in the recruiting space.
June 21, 2012

COSO Sheds Light on Managing Cloud Risks

Management should begin control-related activities before an organization contracts with a cloud-computing service provider (CSP), according to guidance provided in a new thought paper released Wednesday by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).
June 19, 2012

American Graduate Public Media Stations Offer Students Career Exploration Opportunities

Summer internships help students connect classroom lessons with real-world work experience in broadcasting, journalism, media production.
June 18, 2012

New Hits Needed; Apply to NPR

Interesting NYT article on NPR’s efforts to broaden its audience by attracting younger listeners.