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Talent: the new business disruptor

A proactive approach to employer branding can help businesses navigate the war for talent. BY GILLIAN HORAN When it comes to the future of work, the automation of jobs tends to dominate the headlines. Will robots take finance jobs? Interestingly, when an accountant or finance professional analyses, applies judgement and then explains issues to clients… Read More Talent: the new business disruptor

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When business relationships turn bad

By Chris Sheedy From associations between staff and their industry partners in Big Four firms to interactions between accountants and clients in small public practices, the entire accounting industry is built on relationships. How then, does an accounting business ensure those relationships never turn bad? And how do they recognise it when they do? Leadership… Read More When business relationships turn bad

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AI on the rise

Liana Cafolla attends Asia’s largest technology conference, RISE, and finds out how artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the way companies do business, and changing the world. From how we meet potential partners and use language to how we soothe newborns and get movie recommendations, artificial intelligence (AI) permeates every corner of life. In the… Read More AI on the rise

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A position of trust

Hong Kong lawyer Teresa Ko joined the IFRS Foundation Trustees, responsible for the governance and oversight of the International Accounting Standards Board, at the start of 2018. The Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer China Chairman and Partner tells A Plus about her role, and how Hong Kong and China can contribute to enhancing global financial reporting standards.… Read More A position of trust

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Hard demand for soft skills

Accountants facing digital disruption should be brushing up on their “soft skills” to raise their job market appeal. By Ben Power Search giant Google was founded by two computer scientists, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and algorithms drive its search business. But in 2013 Google decided to analyse its hiring practices. As reported by the… Read More Hard demand for soft skills

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Body language for international business

When conducting business in a foreign country or with people from a different culture, knowing the nuances of that culture will only help cement a positive working relationship. Andrea Murad investigates. Your first impression is very hard to undo, and it starts with your greeting. Using the right protocol to introduce yourself can sway a… Read More Body language for international business