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Finance Process Efficiency: the Hunt Continues

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When an overwhelming majority of finance executives say they want to be sure their financial process costs are in line, I can’t help but wonder if I’ve stumbled into a time warp. APQC has been tracking these efficiency metrics for many years. CFOs and corporate controllers in the U.S., Europe, and…

Benchmarks That Really Matter in IT

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Benchmarking continues to be a top tool used by leadership teams to support decision making. Organizations continually strive to leverage IT to support and align core business activities such as strategic planning, process improvement efforts, and budgeting. IT clearly supports strategic…

How to Attract and Keep Supply Chain Talent

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We’ve written a lot on this blog about how organizations are looking to attract supply chain professionals to offset impending retirements. We’ve also written a lot about what supply chain professionals are looking for in an employer. To put it all in perspective, APQC has created a series of…

Leaders Beware The Next Big, New, Shiny Thing

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Have you heard of the new phenomenon: The Digitally Deluded Leader? It’s the topic of APQC’s June Human Capital Management Webinar. This is a new topic for me and I am guessing it is also new to many APQC readers. So, I asked guest speaker Steve Hearsum of Roffey Park, an internationally renowned…

Leadership is Something Anyone Can Learn

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Strong leadership has been and will continue to be important to organizational success. Recently, I spoke with Elissa Tucker, APQC's research program manager in human capital management, on the importance of leadership. She shared insights on essential leadership behaviors and steps that anyone can…