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Deloitte Talks About How Social Media Is Doing The Legwork For The Modern Job Search

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

With statistics telling us there are two million students ready to graduate this fall with their bachelor’s degrees, competition has never been more fierce for jobs. Patty Pogemiller, national director of talent acquisition & mobility at Deloitte, understands what these recent graduates are going through even in what appears to be an improving economy and […]


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PwC Supplies 10 Steps To Climb For Interview Success.

 

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager.

Big4.com recently put out a call for experts to share their thoughts on best practices to navigate the interview process.  Alexa Merschel, PwC US Campus Recruiting Leader, answered the bell with a series of excellent points printed below.    

“An interview is a job seeker’s chance to express their interest through questions and observations. Both the organization and the job seeker should […]


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Should I Stay Or Depart?

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger I recently coached someone who was considering whether or not to resign his current position. The following was a base for starting and guiding our discussions.  You or a colleague may also find this useful. There can be a […]


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Capgemini secures a multi-million dollar euro contract extension from Nokia

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Capgemini has secured a multi-million dollar euro contract extension from Nokia.  The additional three-year agreement will see Capgemini continuing to optimize Nokia’s  order management operations worldwide. The previous agreement, which was due to expire in 2017, and has now been extended to 2020, further strengthens the alliance that began in 2010. The work will include  preparation for delivery, distribution and […]


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Deloitte shares tips for Harvesting Your Wealth

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Private business owners should be looking at macroeconomic and capital market conditions in a favorable light, especially if they are considering a shareholder liquidity transaction. To that end, Deloitte has put together six tax planning concepts to consider in preparation to exit or reduce involvement in a company. Julia Cloud, partner and Private Wealth sector […]


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Capgemini Executive Talks About CDOs, ROIs and Big Data.

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Big Data is one of those game changing juggernauts that demands the attention of all industry as it rolls across the business landscape transforming all the familiar landmarks in its path. All across the business horizon, the C-suite is facing this implacable force and the ever increasing number of technological advancements that ride side-saddle and […]


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EY Capital Confidence Barometer Highlights Ongoing Technology M&A

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

EY’s twice-yearly Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB) came out in May, noting among several high-water marks that the technology sector produced more deals than any other in 2014 and executives have confidence the current surge will extend through the year. Jeff Liu, Global Technology Industry – Transaction Advisory Services Leader for EY, offered his comments on […]


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Why Mark Zuckerberg Isn’t A CPA And More Big Four Engagement Ideas From The City Of Brotherly Love

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

As the generational landscape shifts in the Big Four firms and Millennials slide their chairs in around the tables once reserved exclusively for the Baby Boomers, many of the once long held traditional beliefs about the staples of the business world like employee engagement are being redesigned to suit those taking the reigns.

The transition makes […]


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Capgemini America Inc. to coordinate and oversee the integration of technology services for GETS program

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Capgemini America Inc., has become the Multisourcing Service Integrator (MSI) for the Georgia Enterprise Technology Services (GETS) program.  As the service integrator, the company will provide service integration processes and systems, including billing, service desk, service catalog and request management, risk and security management, and other services. Greg Hyttenrauch, Deputy CEO, Capgemini Infrastructure Services, emailed […]


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An overview from an entrepreneur and technologist in the land of startups

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

While the Big4.com accounting consulting firms are still considered the end goal for many students graduating from the nation’s institutions of higher learning with accounting degrees, many others in this demographic are climbing away from that corporate trunk and out onto entrepreneurial branches.

This entrepreneur spotlight focuses on Yael Tamar who is an accomplished entrepreneur […]


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Five Thousand More U.S. Veterans To Be Hired By Accenture By 2020

By Rob Starr, Content Manager Big4.com

Adding to the more than 1,000 former members of the U.S. Armed Forces currently employed by the company, Accenture plans to hire 5,000  U.S. veterans and military spouses in the next five years. The company recently launched a number of initiatives to attract former active-duty personnel and current reservists with the experience, skills or aptitude […]


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Previous business strategy consultant for Ernst & Young in the Asia Pacific region talks employee engagement

 Abisheg Elijah is responsible for Eliron Advisory’s (www.elironadvisory.com) Strategic Marketing Practice. He is currently helping HR tech start-ups that focus on employee engagement, performance management and leadership. He has consulted on business strategy for Ernst & Young in the Asia Pacific region and also worked with large Indian IT services firms – Infosys & Cognizant – and consulted for major US […]


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You’re Being Terminated.  How To Accept It And Move Forward

Michael VanBruaene

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger

Someone recently contacted me to ask my thoughts and suggestions as to what she should do upon being terminated after working for many years for a company.  Below is the email sent to her.  The name below is not her name. 

Dear Charlotte,

I’ve been terminated a […]


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Relationship Building From the Client’s Side of the Desk

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

Thoughtful client feedback is always illuminating. Of course, you have to be careful about taking what just one client executive says works or doesn’t work when it comes to building long-term relationships, and generalize it to all clients. But, having interviewed over 1000 senior executives on this topic, it’s remarkable to me how consistent the […]


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Capgemini and Guidewire announce successful deployment of a new claims handling platform

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Zurich’s UK General Insurance business has announced the successful deployment of a new claims handling platform through Capgemini and Guidewire Software. This first phase of a multi-year project is focused at transforming claims processing, reducing costs, and improving Zurich’s customer experience across the UK with Capgemini, the primary systems integrator, responsible for the end-to-end solution […]


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