While everyone is talking about the hot technology trends for 2014—hybrid cloud computing, real-time and predictive analytics—innovative IT consultants need to look beyond those, which have become so ho-hum. When looking ahead, this blogger sees opportunities for consultants in 3D printing, drones for business, and wearable computers like Google Glass. Some big consulting firms already are latching onto those but ...more
New Fair Labor Standards Act suit filings have soared to their highest level in more than two decades, and new Family and Medical Leave Act cases have been increasing steeply year over year, statistics released Tuesday show, and lawyers attribute these trends to factors including greater awareness of workers' rights and employers' ongoing struggles with compliance.
Data released Tuesday by ...more
One of the best things you can do to prepare for an interview is to research the interview questions Big 4 firms most commonly use, and practice them ahead of time. Getting together a list and practicing the Interview questions is essential because it makes you more calm, look professional, and come off as a better candidate.
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday brought its first enforcement action against a company for attempting to stifle the whistleblowing process through improperly restrictive language in a confidentiality agreement.
Houston-based global technology and engineering firm KBR Inc. agreed to pay $130,000 to settle the SEC’s charges that some of its confidentiality agreements included language warning employees that they ...more
Haing a good profile is essential for your career. Very often it leads to getting onto the plum assignments and being first in line for any promotions. If you lack profile, it normally means 2 things; either you are not visible to senior management for the right reason, or you are perceived to not have a strong internal (or external) ...more
When does a small business owner first get the hint that they've got to boost their own financial literacy?
"Most often, when they have to file their taxes for the first time they realize, 'I don't know a lot about finances,'" says Rob King, director of Small Business at Intuit, adding that owners often discover, "'I've got an awesome dream ...more
1. Worried about turning business or work down
As a junior professional in a firm it makes sense to be a generalist. After all, you want to get booked on as many jobs as possible. However as your charge out rate rises, you need to be able to justify your higher price. This is why it becomes easier to be ...more