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May 2015—Companies in capital-intensive industries need to get more out of their capital budgets. CFOs can play a critical role.more
April 2015—Apparel and footwear companies should be helped by tumbling commodity prices, especially for oil and cotton. But many miss out on significant savings by failing to truly understand their value chains.more
April 2015—HR should empower managers to decide on standards, hire how they choose, and develop company-wide leaders.more
April 2015—By becoming more strategic and operating with an edge, corporate HR departments can boost their effectiveness and shed their bureaucratic reputation.more
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