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  • Howard Ross

    Chief Learning Officer at Cook Ross Completes The Second Part of Our Interview On Unconscious Bias.

    By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

    Howard Ross recently took the time to talk with Big4.com about how unconscious bias affects performance reviews for women looking to climb the corporate ladder. This is the second part of a two part interview. 

    The use of coded performance reviews can often be another obstacle for women where numbers are used for evaluation purposes since [...]


  • Jaime Peretz

    Personal selections, mentors and Millennials weigh in on the modern woman’s career path

    By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

    Jamie Peretz is founder of 2MyCareer, a college to career advisory service which  assists ambitious college students and recent graduates in realizing their careers goals.  She’s also been a managing director at Korn Ferry International, the global leader in executive recruitment and talent consulting and has worked in executive positions in investment banking at Credit [...]


  • Howard Ross

    Chief Learning Officer at Cook Ross Talks About Roadblocks Women Face In Performance Reviews (Part 1 of 2)

     

    By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

    It’s the funnel where your abilities, strengths and even weaknesses are recognized and your career path either bolstered or shaken. For male executives, the performance review is often affirmation of a job well done and duly rewarded, but that same metric can have negative consequences for women competing for the same upward C-suite mobility. These [...]


  • Robert Stephens

    Capgemini’s cloud-based EnergyPath explained

    By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

    Capgemini recently completed the implementation of cloud-based EnergyPath, a qualified SAP partner solution, with Houston-based Excelerate Energy. Robert Stephens, Vice President and North America Oil & Gas Lead, Capgemini, fills us in on the details.

           Can you fill us in on what EnergyPath is all about?

    EnergyPath is a pre-configured, SAP-qualified solution for the oil and [...]


  • Michael Canning

    Business Leaders’ Buoyant Outlook Still Shackled With Persistent Doubts: Deloitte’s Inaugural Business Confidence Report 2014

    By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

    As you can quickly surmise from the title, the inaugural Deloitte Business Confidence Report 2014: “The Gap Between Confidence and Action,” has a certain underlying message in that while business leaders are confident about their company’s futures, lingering doubts still fester in areas like shortage of skilled workers, cyber risk and regulatory and tax constraints.

    Michael [...]


  • Lynne Doughtie

    KPMG Strategy formed to address growing demand in the marketplace for integrated, end-to-end transformation solutions.

    By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

    Lynne Doughtie, KPMG LLP vice chair, Advisory, discusses the takeaways with us about the new approach that uses data and analytics to develop and execute new strategies.

     

    How did KPMG Strategy come about? What’s the brief history?

    When we think broadly about transformation and the emerging needs of our clients, it’s become more and more critical [...]


  • Daniel Bachman

    Deloitte Consumer Spending Index works through October dip

    By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

    After two months of consecutive increases, the Deloitte Consumer Spending Index dipped slightly in October.  Daniel Bachman, Deloitte’s senior U.S. economist, shared some email responses to our questions about the large and small picture.

    How important is the decrease in the index this month in relation to the overall picture?

    The downward movement in the October Index [...]


  • Katherine M. Kimpel

    Class-Action Litigation Law Firm Taking On KPMG Gender Discrimination Case Talks With Big4.com

    By Rob Starr, Big4.com, Content Manager

    Sanford Heisler LLP is a public interest class-action litigation law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. They’ve become involved in a class action gender discrimination case against KPMG with claims related to pay, promotion and pregnancy discrimination.

    The action is in the 120 notice period now where approximately 9,000 women will [...]


  • Matthew Friend

    Accenture survey of 4,000 consumers in the U.S. and Canada shows mobile payments increasing

    By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

    Matthew Friend, managing director and head of Accenture Payment Services in North America, discusses the findings that include expectations that cash transactions will decline by 12 percentage points by 2020.

     

      According to the recent survey, how are digital payment technologies maturing?

    Advancements in payments and mobile technology have resulted in new payment form factors, functionalities [...]


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