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November 5, 2013

FCC hears from APTS, CPB, PBS on spectrum repacking expenses

The Association of Public Television Stations, CPB and PBS recently filed comments with the FCC regarding issues related to the spectrum repacking that will follow incentive auctions clearing bandwidth for mobile devices. 
November 5, 2013

How to get more respect as a manager

Are you a manager struggling to get the respect you deserve? You're not alone. Respect is elusive for many managers, though — especially those who lack leadership skills, rule by fear or aim to please team members versus putting the company's best interests first. However, there are also plenty of managers who truly deserve respect but struggle to get it. Why? Bob Lee, a New York-based executive coach and management consultant, says some managers don't get the respect they deserve because they're often faced with difficult challenges that the workforce doesn't understand or appreciate — and the employees might not understand the reasons for the manager's decisions.
November 1, 2013

Nonprofit investigative news organizations experience revenue increases

PBS MediaShift highlighted a study about a recent revenue boom for 18 nonprofit news organizations around the country, including the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. According to the study released by the Knight Foundation, revenue for nonprofit news organizations increased by nearly 30 percent from 2010 to 2012.
November 1, 2013

Study: Having HR 'at the table' improves profitability

Finally — some strong evidence that giving HR pros the proverbial "seat at the table" actually can raise company profits. A recent Fortune 500 research study by SuccessFactors took a look at the role of Chief HR Officers on companies' executive boards. 
October 31, 2013

Poor internal control tests hurt financial statement audits

A significant number of deficiencies occurred over the past three years in audits of internal controls, which can lead to inadequate disclosures in the financial statement audit, according to a practice alert issued by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. The alert, which builds on a PCAOB general-inspection report released in December 2012 that found problems with audits of internal controls, said deficiencies exist throughout the audit process.
October 15, 2013

Moving to Managed Services is Neither Free Nor Easy

Social. Mobile. Cloud. It's hard to spend much time with technologists these days without hearing about these hot trends in technology for business. Because of technology's evolution, employees want to use their own devices for both work and personal use. 
October 7, 2013

Six Techniques for Building a Strategic Finance Department

Finance teams want to perform strategic duties in their organizations, but new research shows many of them are not building the right competencies to fulfill these duties. 
October 3, 2013

Make the Rest of 2013 More Successful

One more quarter to go in 2013. Are you doing everything possible to make the most of it? Here are five tips to help listeners. 
September 23, 2013

Five Tips for Maximizing Your Funding

Times are still tight for nonprofits, even as many economic indicators are improving.Managing your grant funding should be at the top of the priority list for your strategic planning.
September 3, 2013

What Small Businesses Need to Do for Obamacare Before Oct. 1

The health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act open Oct. 1. Most small employers—those with 50 or fewer full-time employees—are not required to offer health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Even businesses with more than 50 full-time employees have gotten a one-year reprieve from penalties if they don’t offer insurance. But all companies, regardless of size, are required to notify their employees about the Obamacare marketplaces.