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Closing the gender pay gap

According to the 2016 Gender Pay Gap report from the World Economic Forum, it will take a staggering 170 years to close the world’s gender pay gap at current rates of progress. This reflects both the lower participation levels of women in the labour market, and the differences in pay in work, even though women…

14 core practice areas of Management Accounting

By sourcing, analysing and communicating the relevant financial and non-financial information, management accounting has the tools and techniques that are essential to watertight decision-making – and the long-term value that depends on them. Management accounting adheres to and delivers the Global Management Accounting Principles across 14 core practice areas, covering all appropriate parts of your business.…

The best first impressions

It only takes three to five seconds for somebody to form a first impression. Securing an interview isn’t a walk in the park, so the last thing you want to do is give a bad one and lower your chances of being offered the role. To make sure you stand out as a top candidate, follow our first…

4 Trends for sales professionals in 2017

Here are 4 sales trends we expect to see in 2017: 1 STRONG ALIGNMENT BETWEEN SALES & MARKETING Sales and marketing are a very effective team when they work together. We predict that in 2017, the alignment of the two will become more widespread. Both departments will actively work together towards common goals. Their actions will complement…

5 Ways to showcase your passion for technology in job interviews

Your technical skills and hands-on experience may get you an interview, but it’s your passion that will get you a job. In fact, exhibiting a thirst for knowledge and curiosity for all things tech is so important, that nearly every hiring manager you meet with will measure your enthusiasm. Lead with Your Heart, Not Just…

6 Tips to adopt for all sales calls

The world of B2B sales has been transformed by big data, mobile technology, and advanced analytics, and there’s no question that these developments have made it possible for sales reps to engage with customers more efficiently and reliably. However, there is still room in the B2B sales landscape to talk about the power of positive…

What to do when you’re unhappy in your job

Your job is a huge part of your life. If you work 9 – 5, you’re actually spending 2,000 hours a year at work. Once you factor in the typical time spent commuting to work (around 192 hours a year), that’s about 25% of your total time spent at work. Now, for someone who doesn’t…

6 Trends for procurement professionals in 2017

Here are 6 procurement trends we expect to see in 2017: 1 PROCUREMENT WILL BECOME MORE COLLABORATIVE The Future of Procurement, a series of reports from Oxford Economics surveyed 1,000 procurement executives and practitioners globally. They found that: 68% of executives and 70% of practitioners felt that procurement is becoming more collaborative with other parts of the…

How to use your online brand for career progression

The Internet has fueled a lot of changes in the career progression game. According to research by ExecuNet, 77% of recruiters said that they used search engines to find background data on candidates. Not only that, 35% eliminated a candidate because of what they found online. Your online presence is your personal brand. In other…

Top 10 trends driving marketing in 2017

Visibility is one aspect of marketing that won’t change — regardless of the year. Marketing before and after a digital transformation revolves around how customers see your business. I don’t have a crystal ball, but I do have some informed ideas about what to expect from marketing trends in 2017. Focus is crucial — and that…

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