It's time for CFOs to take the lead on business ethics
Finance chiefs have an important role to play in ensuring that their companies maintain high ethical standards, SAP's Norman Marks writes. Ethics is as much a job for CFOs as it is for the human resources or legal departments, because ethical lapses create risks that can harm the bottom line. CFOs should take the lead in promoting ethical conduct in their organizations and using internal audits to uncover risky behaviors, Marks writes. CFO.com/Risk & Compliance blog
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Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.
Don't let your team's talents go to waste
Lois Melbourne lays out five steps for making sure your employees' talents are fully utilized. It's essential to provide high-performing employees with opportunities to grow, even if it is outside of their department, Melbourne writes. Start by taking stock of your talent pool, and monitor improvements in every stage of the development process, including hiring, retention and training. Smart Business online
How to make diversity a part of your company's culture
Corporate diversity starts at the top, Accenture's Michael Denham writes. Denham writes about how his company promotes diversity in its workforce by making it part of the company's core values. In addition to having diverse leaders, Accenture focuses on recruiting from many communities and supporting programs to empower team members from different backgrounds. Financial Post (Canada)
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