CFO Buzz is a news feature capturing top stories affecting CFOs. This feature is published Fridays so that CFOs can gain perspective over the weekend, allowing them to challenge themselves and think about how to improve their lives, careers and companies.
1) Another reason for CFOs to lose sleep: Activist Investors
This short article, with links to 4 different views on how to best manage Activist Investors, is a reminder to CFOs. Be prepared.
When the Activists Attack – CFO.com
2) And even more on: How long should it take to hire a CFO?
This topic, in its third week running in CFO Buzz, has John Touey sharing his perspective in CFO.com. Perhaps next week I will add my own.
Why Are CFO Jobs Taking Longer to Fill? – CFO.com
3) What do recruiters want?
This report gives you some good insight as to how recruiters position you. These are generalizations though. Keep in mind that retained executive search know what they are looking for, and if it’s not you, introduce them to who you know.
The Bloomberg Job Skills Report 2016: What Recruiters Want – Bloomberg Business
4) How important is HR anyway?
BMW’s CFO thinks that HR is very important, and brings up good points. Questions: How important is HR in your organization? How important should it be? What needs to change?
BMW’s Chief Financial Officer, Talita Ferreira, says “the Board really needs HR” – EG Board & Leadership
5) How valuable is Big Data?
This McKinsey report says that the value of Big Data depends on the type of company you are. Learn more about this continuing relevant topic to CFOs.
Big data: Getting a better read on performance – McKinsey Quarterly
Some of Samuel’s other CFO stuff this week
CFO Moves – Moves across the USA – week ending February 12, 2016
Tweet of the week
5 Ways to Close the Strategy-to-Execution Gap https://t.co/5rzMYN24fc pic.twitter.com/h7ZN9pQvQC
— Yesim Sonmezer (@YesimSonmezer) February 17, 2016
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