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15 Professional Development Ideas to Help Your Staff

One of your key roles as a finance leader is to encourage employees to strengthen and refine their skills through professional development. Here are 15 ways you can help your staff to grow.

4 Reasons a Professional Certification Benefits the Entire Company

There are many reasons your employees pursue professional certifications. Earning a certificate or designation validates the person’s high-level of expertise and often leads to added prestige … not to mention the fact that a professional certification may also yield a pay bump and generally puts holders ahead of the pack.

Off the Beaten Partner Track: Law Jobs Offer Better Work-Life Balance

Back when I was a lawyer, the path to a partner position was well-defined: Graduate from law school. Join a firm as an associate and hope you become a partner after seven-plus years of exceeding your billable hour requirements. Or exit quietly if you didn’t make the cut. This “up or out” system was the norm in legal careers for years; but client and employee demands are now shaking up this traditional model, resulting in more career options than an equity partnership.

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