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Many CFOs Working On Vacation

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Professionals across the country are planning summer trips, but research suggests many financial executives will be packing their work with their sunscreen. In a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey, 68 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said they typically are in touch with the office at least once a week while on summer vacation, a 20-point increase from a similar survey three years ago. Roughly one-third (32 percent) of CFOs anticipate a clean break from work while on vacation, down from 51 percent in 2012. In general, respondents are more likely to check in with the office daily than not at all.

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How To Launch An Accounting Career

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CFOs Advise Accounting Graduates to Look for Jobs in Smaller Companies, General Accounting Accounting graduates may want to think small when launching their careers, a new Accountemps survey suggests. More than half (56 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said they would steer entry-level professionals toward careers at small to midsize companies. When asked what specialization they would recommend for new graduates, almost three-quarters (74 percent) of CFOs said general accounting, up from similar surveys conducted in 2010 (60 percent) and 2005 (49 percent).

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One-Quarter of CFOs Have Lost Good Employees to Companies Offering Higher Compensation

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported 2.7 million people quit their jobs in February, up by nearly a quarter million year over year, and separate research suggests below-market compensation could be one of the causes of continuing turnover. In a new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, one in four (25 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said he or she has lost a good employee in the past year to a job that paid more. This comes on the heels of previous Robert Half research, which found salary was the top reason people quit their jobs.

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8 in 10 CFOs Say Consulting Career is Attractive

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Survey Shows Senior-Level Professionals Enticed by Consulting Career’s Flexibility and Compensation. What career prospects entice today’s financial leaders once they’ve reached the top of the profession? Research suggests that for many, it could be a move to consulting. In a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey, 83 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said they find consulting attractive. Respondents cited flexible schedules and compensation as top draws.

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CFO’s Predict What Happens When You Empower Employees

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Research Points to Productivity Benefits of Giving Up Control A little employee empowerment can go a long way if you’re the boss, new research suggests. Roughly one in three (32 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) in a Robert Half Management Resources survey admitted they would be more productive if they gave their employees greater autonomy at work. Only 13 percent of executives feared their performance would decline if they gave workers more control. 

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