Are Your Employees Clueless About Company Business Goals?

Are Your Employees Clueless About Company Business Goals?

When employees aren’t clear about the strategic business goals of the organization they work for — or when they don’t even know what those goals are — a company’s path to business success can be seriously hampered. Unfortunately, according to a recent survey, too many employees are, in fact, downright clueless about their firm’s objectives. The new survey was developed by Robert Half Management Resources (an international provider of senior-level finance, accounting and business systems professionals on a project and interim basis) and involved interviews and data collection conducted by an independent research firm. More than 2,100 chief financial officers (CFOs), representing a stratified random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., were asked this pivotal question: “In your opinion, how aware are your employees of the company’s strategic business goals?” Survey Results Over 1/3 of these executives (34%) stated their workers …

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The Top 10 Risks for 2017

The Top 10 Risks for 2017

All organizations encounter risk. But how they handle those risks—and the price they pay —can make the difference between an organization that prospers and progresses and one that barely hangs on. Whether they are in a private company or a public institution, executives are trusted with helping their organizations become and stay competitive. And capably managing the risks their organizations face is part of fulfilling that charge. Leaders need a thorough grasp of risk management and the total cost of risk. They need to understand how to not only deal with risk when it occurs but also try to prevent it from happening. And do both in the most cost-effective manner possible. Part of risk assessment and prevention is studying the known and the potential risk factors that may affect an organization, studying the environment outside an organization, networking with peers and then putting together some predictive models. In the …

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