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Finance Career Paths: CIA or CPA

Choosing a career path is a significant decision. While your ultimate choice may not be impossible to change at some point, the investment in time and energy is substantial. When you factor in potential student loan debt, it is clear this is a decision you want to get right the…

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MBA Careers: Finance Manager Responsibilities

In professional and personal life, wise stewardship of resources is vital. In the parable of the dishonest steward, Jesus said that “Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have…

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4 Careers in Nonprofit

The average annual employment for nonprofit organizations increased 8.5 percent from 2007 to 2012, according to a 2016 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Approximately 10 percent of total U.S. employment is represented by nonprofits. A majority of nonprofits are concentrated in specific areas. Three sectors captured 90…

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Nonprofit Careers: Program Director Salary

In a nonprofit organization, the program director or manager oversees the coordination and administration of programs that support the organization’s mission. This role involves a broad range of responsibilities and opportunities, including any objectives, strategies and goals that support “efficient, well-run projects that have high impact on the communities the…

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Formal vs. Informal Mentoring

Only 33 percent of employees in the United States feel engaged in their workplace, according to Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace Report. This is a 3 percent increase from recent years, a finding that has attracted comments that “not much has changed” for this metric. Since 2000, when…

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Career Planning, Trajectory and Momentum

A recent survey from ManpowerGroup Inc. revealed the strongest first-quarter hiring outlook in 10 years for U.S. employers. Of more than 11,500 employers surveyed, 21 percent planned to increase staff in the first quarter of 2018. After figures are seasonally adjusted, the net employment outlook is 19 percent, making it…

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Entrepreneurial Marketing vs. Traditional Marketing

Startup activity in 2016 continued an upward trend for the third year in a row, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, which measures new business creation in the United States. In 2014, the index was at its lowest point in the last 20 years. But just three years later,…

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Basics of Production Planning

Production planning typically falls to production managers and those under them, such as supply and operations personnel, along with purchasing managers. However, it’s important for business administrators at all levels to understand this process, because production planning impacts several business areas. The following sections explain some of the basics of…

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Types of Performance Appraisal

Rethinking the employee performance review is at the top of many executive teams’ agendas, according to Harvard Business Review. Several factors account for this trend. One Deloitte manager said that the review process is “an investment of 1.8 million hours across the firm that didn’t fit our business needs anymore.”…

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Exploring Community Outreach: Programs and Strategies

“As a nonprofit organization, it is important to be engaged and relevant to the community that you are located in,” according to Forbes. “By becoming an active member in the local area, not only can you increase the recognition of your organization, but you can also meet the people that make up the very community you…

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