December 20, 2012
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Avoid a career crisis
By Debra Feldman
Unforeseen career turns are bound to happen. Being prepared for a career twist or an all-out emergency, such as the sudden loss of a job, can shorten the transition time needed to get back into the workforce.
Five steps to a 2013 career action plan
By Sandra Wiley
As 2012 draws to a close, it's time to slow down, review what's working and where business refinements are needed, and put a plan on paper.
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Tackle the talent gap by meeting five challenges
By Sabine Vollmer/CGMA Magazine
Finding and retaining the right talent hinges on five challenges companies must address, according to Ernst & Young. Find out what high-performing companies are doing right and what they could do better.
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Employers listening to plea for flex scheduling
More workers are asking for benefits such as flexible work schedules and flexible work locations. Two recent surveys highlight the trend toward giving employees more of what they want. This results in higher levels of employee engagement and retention.
Pay for senior managers skyrockets in emerging markets
Increasing demand for talent and a short supply of experienced senior managers has led to dramatic rises in salaries for those leadership positions in emerging markets—increases that may lead to diminishing returns.
Budget, staff projected to rise for internal audit
Most companies plan to maintain or increase staff and budget for internal audit, according to research by the Institute of Internal Auditors. The report also takes a look at what risk categories audit executives will focus on in 2013.
The importance of being "soft"
Companies are increasingly turning to internal auditors to identify operational risks, provide business advice and analyze information. With so much on internal auditors' plates, effective communication can easily be overlooked.
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