Are CFOs now ‘mini chief executives’?

Hays chief financial officer Paul Venables says the chief executive

A successful chief financial officer now has to support the chief executive in developing company strategy as well as taking care of finance

Develop talent to score business goals

Neil Davidson, vice president of enterprise at Deltek, explains how organisations that align their talent plans and business operation can thrive

How best to make changes?

How to achieve business transformation to stay competitive, whether through major change management or small continuous improvements, has split opinion

Team-building 101

A team-building exercise can meld individual employees into a cohesive unit with shared goals, strategy and even sense of humour. But what’s the best way to do it?

Rethinking market research in the digital world

Technology has opened up new opportunities for market research and may also have changed consumers’ attitudes to analysis of their behaviour

How to ask the right people the right questions

Despite advances in technology, which can tell businesses much about their customers, surveys may still have a valid place in market research

The changing role of the CFO

Tom Sweet

Dell’s chief financial officer Tom Sweet tells Raymond Snoddy how his role in the multinational computer company is evolving under private ownership

Culture vs perks

Peter Cheese

Perks have their place, but nurturing company culture and a sense of purpose may be more important, says Peter Cheese, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development