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The Secret to Winning Your Next Sales Pitch

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

Clients hate sales pitches. You probably do, too. How do you like to sit still while someone presents PowerPoint slides to you?

Clients don’t like boring pitches, but they love to learn. So turn your next sales presentation into a collaborative, value-added session for the client. Role model what it would be like to actually work with you […]


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A Deloitte Brit in the Big Apple

 

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager 

Marielle Legair pushed her career boundaries in November 2012 by leaving the comfort of her London home for the opportunities of a new life in New York.  The Global Public Relations Manager for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) is a Millennial who has managed to combine the work/life balance her generation demands with the more […]


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Managing Director at Focus 3 Helps Us To Change Our Thoughts On Career Development

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Brian Kight brings an interesting mix to his position as Managing Director at Focus 3. His BA of Communications from the College of Wooster is a solid frame to hang his work as a speaker and consultant from, and the fact he’s been working with EY globally as a consultant and trainer for a decade […]


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Values And Direction Generate Employee Engagement And Strong Organizations

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger

Focusing on having the best products/services and processes will not be sufficient for your organization’s optimal effectiveness and long term success.  You must also address the human element of your organization, i.e. how to fully engage your employees and their talents. 

For effective employee engagement with highly productive and committed interaction and […]


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Accenture warns of triple threat to American standard of living

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

“We’re in a time of pretty amazing change,  so we’ve been exploring the multiple challenges of delivering public services in the future,” says Peter C. Hutchinson, Accenture Managing Director for Public Service Strategy. “This piece of research explores one of those challenges – namely that if we don’t change direction, for the first time in […]


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The Angott Search Group’s Vicki Herrod Adds Some Well-Rounded Views To Our Career Development Discussion

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

When you consider her experience includes being the CEO/president of a boutique retained executive search firm and the Vice President for a $20 billion dollar global executive placement firm, it’s no surprise Vicki Herrod has some interesting and poignant things to say about the topic of career development.

“I think it starts well before someone gets […]


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Eight Reasons Why You Lose Clients – And What To Do About It (Part II)

By Andrew Sobel, Big4 Guest Blogger

Sometimes client relationships end for appropriate reasons. But you never want a good relationship to end avoidably.

In Part I of this article I described four of the eight most common reasons why client relationships end. These were:

1. A reorganization or executive […]


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CEO’s/Executives – How To Evaluate And Improve Your Organization And Yourself

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger

CEO’s and Executives should annually evaluate their performance in key organizational areas and also plan for the upcoming year.   How did the organization improve in key areas and how do you plan to improve and move the organization forward in the upcoming year?

The results of self-evaluation can also be the basis […]


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PwC’s Oliver Halter Describes The Lewis and Clark Approach To Data Lakes

Big4.com stays ahead of the curve on this latest innovation designed for greater business agility by talking with Oliver Halter, PwC Advisory principal, Big Data & Business Intelligence.

By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

To the point, data lakes are an innovation promising to remove integration barriers and clear a path for the ability to make better business decisions. They relax standardization […]


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Career Strategy Should Be A Dynamic Process And Focused On How We Want To Live

By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger

Career strategy should be an ongoing process that reflects the dynamic nature of our personal lives, our work and the world.  It should not be something akin to an exercise resulting in specific objectives and actions, rather it should bring into focus how we might best live and be ready to […]


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Past Accenture Recruiters fly the “Love your job, love your life” banner with new enterprise

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager 

If you’re looking for a pair of entrepreneurs with a different take on career advancement, Stephanie Lindquist and Nina Parr embody the name they’ve chosen for their company. The Love Your Job Project sets out to challenge some of the more established flows and career pathways the two learned when they worked in the recruiting […]


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PARTNER ROBERT K. WILSON EXPANDS WEISERMAZARS WATER & UTILITIES PRACTICE

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

WeiserMazars recently announced that as of July 14th, Robert K. Wilson has joined as a Partner in the growing Water & Utilities Practice.  He has over 30 years of experience in industry roles and as a consultant.  Wilson’s deep background has provided organizational transformation services to the water, utilities, finance, customer service, human resources and […]


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BREAKING NEWS: Accenture Selected as Lead Texas Medicaid Vendor

Signs three-year contract with state for claims processing

AUSTIN, Texas; July 31, 2014 – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has selected Accenture  (NYSE:ACN) to serve as lead Medicaid vendor upon the termination of the current prime contractor on August 1, 2014. The contract has a three-year base period, with two one-year extension […]


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Top 5 Lasting Career Benefits of Big 4 Experience

Larry Boyer, Success Rockets, Career Development, Leadership Development, Advanced Analytics, Big Data, Personal Branding

By Larry Boyer, Guest Blogger

Larry Boyer unites data science and leadership development to help organizations and individuals be successful in an increasingly complex and volatile business climate.

Firms around the world seek out employees with Big 4 experience. And it’s not just for people with accounting and finance experience. While employers see the value of the Big 4 experience, […]


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Canadian Businesses Need To Take Action On Critical Issues: Deloitte

By Rob Starr, Big4.com Content Manager

Deloitte’s 2014 Human Capital Trends survey of 133 Canadian HR and business leaders has highlighted some important areas where HR professionals and non-HR executives need to take action on critical issues like leadership, workforce capability and employee retention and engagement. However, many of these groups report concerns about their preparedness to implement the remedies needed […]


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