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Apr 27

Employee concerns about finances are hurting productivity

Posted by annearf in productivityexpensesemployeescompensationcareer/management


The C-suite may  be enjoying a compensation bumper crop, but the same can't said for everyone else. And that could be causing widespread employee preoccupation with money worries--and productivity losses.

In other words, if you have the feeling your employees are distracted, that's because they probably are. And they're worried about finances-their own, not the corporation's.

Jun 17

Non-profits with the biggest overheads

Posted by Going Concern in Spendingexpensescostscost reductioncost cutting, cash management, CashCareers/Management

Going Concern

Submitted by Adrienne Gonzalez, republished from Going Concern, Accounting News for Accountants and CFOs.

Administrative expenses are a part of any non-profit's overall operating expenses and though donors generally give to charity with the hope that their contributions will help fulfill the organization's mission as opposed to cover SG&A, Charity Navigator has a top ten of the worst offenders when it comes to admin expenses. Let's take a look, shall we?

Sep 17

AIG board to CEO: You’ll be fine flying commercial

Posted by MQuinn in expensesbailoutAIG


Robert Benmosche, who took over as American International Group CEO last month, really doesn't seem to get this whole "your company owes the U.S. government $80 billion" thing.

The former MetLife CEO has already been caught telling his new employees that it's a bunch of BS how the government is putting all this pressure on them to unload assets to pay it back.

"If they want out in a hurry, they shouldn't have come in in the first place," he said.

In short, this bailout is not his problem, it's yours, Washington.

But it appears AIG's board is trying to persuade him that's not really the case. And they're hitting him where it hurts.

Sep 15

As if the ‘Berry monthly data package didn’t cost enough

Posted by MQuinn in iPhone, expensesBlackberry


That Wall Street Journal mobile reader on your Blackberry or iPhone is pretty nice, isn't it? Rupert Murdoch thinks so, too.

In fact, he thinks it's so nice that you should have to pay for it. The nerve. I know.

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