Are you benchmarking against the right things?

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” That’s become classic management advice for a reason: Tracking business performance is a critical first step to improving it. It also aligns with a question I’m frequently asked: What are the right things to benchmark against? Use these three sets of… [READ MORE]

5 ways to step up your analytics game

As just about any finance professional knows, there’s a huge need for FP&A teams to become more strategic partners to the business. When we surveyed more than 300 CFOs for a report on how FP&A can play a broader role in guiding corporate planning and performance, 75% said they wanted their… [READ MORE]

A nonprofit salute on #GivingTuesday

Today kicks off the charitable season of giving. Why today? It’s #GivingTuesday. This one-day movement, held the day after Cyber Monday, urges giving back in the form of donations, time, and goods. Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is expected to raise over $300 million across 150 countries. That’s impressive. We have… [READ MORE]

Workforce planning in a people business

Business leaders will often point out that their workforce is their largest expense. But when you’re a law firm, you essentially sell your expertise—the expertise of your people. That means your workforce is also the sole source of your revenue. And when you’re a fast-growing law firm like Pinsent Masons… [READ MORE]