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Feb 06
2012

CFOs lukewarm about adding to staff

Posted by Stephen Taub in Robert HalfFinanceCareers/Managementaccounting and finance jobsaccountants

Stephen Taub

Chief financial officers are an optimistic group these days.

While a slew of recent economic indicators seem to point to a slower growing economy, 90 percent of the finance executives are confident about their companies third quarter growth, according to the latest quarterly survey by Robert Half. What's more, 43 percent say they are very confident.

Feb 03
2012

Hiring managers more hopeful

Posted by Stephen Taub in hiring managershiringDice HoldingsCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

A survey suggests that hiring should pick up as 2011 progresses.

Dice Holdings says slightly more than half (51 percent) of employers and recruiters anticipate hiring more professionals in the second half of 2011 than in the previous six months.  Companies expecting a step-up in hiring in the next six months represented a broad spectrum of industries, including energy, technology, telecom, media, internet, distribution, financial services, consulting and retail.

Sep 14
2011

CFOs lower plans to boost finance, accounting jobs

Posted by Stephen Taub in Robert HalfhiringFinanceCFOsCFOCareers/ManagementAccounting

Stephen Taub

Here is yet another reminder that job growth will continue to be slow for a period of time.

A survey by Robert Half found that an equal percentage of chief financial officers expect to boost hiring full-time accounting and finance professionals as those who plan to reduce their job ranks.

Aug 30
2011

Gen X employees poised to lead job exodus

Posted by Stephen Taub in Millennialsjobsjob satisfactionjob dissatisfactionGeneration XDeloitteCareers/ManagementBaby Boomers

Stephen Taub

Employers beware. Your rank and file is becoming increasingly restless as the jobs picture brightens.

Don't be surprised if you see an exodus of employee as more and more of your rivals post "hiring" signs on their websites.

Aug 24
2011

San Fran tops list for finance jobs

Posted by Stephen Taub in jobsCareers/ManagementAccounting Principals

Stephen Taub

If you are looking for a finance-related job, move to San Francisco.

Accounting Principals, an accounting and finance staffing provider, says the Bay Area state tops its list of best cities to find a job in finance today. The ranking is based on internal data from its branches around the country, taking into account the volume of job openings in the past quarter.

Aug 18
2011

Succession planning a problem for many companies

Posted by Stephen Taub in succession planningCareers/ManagementCareerBuilder

Stephen Taub

If a top executive of your company suddenly wasn't able to work, who would take over? Chances are the answer is not clear.

It seems a large number of companies do not have a clear cut succession plan currently in place.

Jun 03
2011

Pension funded status slips

Posted by Stephen Taub in Riskpensionspension fundsCashCareers/ManagementBNY Mellon Pension ServicesBNY Mellon Asset Management

Stephen Taub

The funded status of pension funds slipped for the first time in nine months.

The funded status of the typical U.S. corporate pension plan in May fell 2.3 percentage points to 86.9 percent, according to monthly statistics published by BNY Mellon Asset Management. This also erased nearly half of the gains achieved since the beginning of the year.    

May 23
2011

SEC names Lewis chief economist

Posted by Stephen Taub in StrategySecurities and Exchange CommissionRiskFinDirector of the Division of Riskchief economistCareers/Managementand Financial Innovation

Stephen Taub

Craig M. Lewis has been named the Securities and Exchange Commission's new Chief Economist and  (RiskFin).

Lewis, the Madison S. Wigginton Professor of Finance at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, is currently a visiting scholar at the SEC and will assume his new role next month.

May 13
2011

Why inflation fears are inflated

Posted by Stephen Taub in inflationConsumer Price IndexCashCareers/Management

Stephen Taub

Inflation? What inflation?

Pundits are fretting that prices are poised to surge out of control. They are partly pointing to Friday's report that The Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent in April, pushing up the 12-month rate to a whopping 3.2 percent.

May 11
2011

Employees more committed to 401(k) plans

Posted by Stephen Taub in Riskretirement planretirementdefined contribution plansCashCareers/Management401k

Stephen Taub

Employees are once again ramping up their commitment to their 401(k) plans.

Just 2.4 percent of Defined Contribution plan participants stopped contributing in 2010, compared with 3.4 percent of participants in 2009, according to the ICI's latest quarterly study.

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