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Each week we review various resources from our sponsors. These free, highly informative, and non-commercial corporate research documents are written by top executives of large corporations.

This week we reviewed several outstanding resources from three “topics”. The topics are (1) FX Risk Management, (2) Leadesrhip, (3) HR Risk Management. The main sponsors of this issue are Western Union, Bloomberg, TriNet, SkillSoft.

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TOPIC #1. FX Risk Management

RESOURCE #1. Foreign Exchange Risk Management

Ensure that the success of your business depends on its operations and not unpredictable economic factors and volatile currency rates.

Never before have global companies been so exposed to currency market volatility and the risks associated with it. Left unmitigated, market volatility can increase costs and compromise P&L. But with an effective risk management strategy, market volatility can be harnessed to create a key competitive advantage for your business.

The Risk Management White Paper below provides a comprehensive overview to help you learn the basics:

Reduce currency exposure, Control costs and protect your bottom line, Seize market opportunities 

RESOURCE #2. Managing Foreign cash Flows

In an increasingly interconnected global economy, an effective cash flow management strategy can provide an essential foundation for your company's success in foreign markets.

The Managing Foreign Cash Flows White Paper provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental strategies and philosophies that can help your business:

Streamline international transactions, Increase payment reliability and safety, Improve balance sheet efficiency, Manage foreign currency exposure 

TOPIC #2. Leadership.

RESOURCE #3. ExecBlueprints Reinventing Leadership Development: Proactive and Progressive Strategies

What does it really take to be a leader at our company? Will this program enable tomorrow's leaders to see the forest for the trees and initiate a plan to protect and grow that forest?

In today’s global environment, everyone’s contributions have a shelf life. Now, more than ever, company leaders need to learn how to engage the entire company in a process of continuous improvement — and innovation. Development programs should, therefore, not only support individuals; they should also express the company’s values and culture.

To determine if your development programs are producing the leadership your company needs, you must conduct a customized, multi-layered self-assessment. This evaluation should not only benchmark your organization’s performance against its peers, but also levels of employee engagement, executive satisfaction, and ease of implementation. 

RESOURCE #4. Learn About Employee Assessments and How They Can Help Improve Your Workforce and Bottom Line

Employee assessments can give organizations and managers consistent, in-depth, and objective information about their people. This Information helps leaders and managers rely less on gut instinct and make smarter people decisions.

In many organizations, personnel costs are among the largest budget line items, and given the top challenges facing CEO’s, organizations need their leaders, managers, and people aligned and working together at the highest levels of performance. Employee assessments can give organizations and managers consistent, in-depth, and objective information about their people.

This includes the employee’s:

Fit with organizational culture, job, manager, and team

Knowledge, skills, job performance, and developmental needs

Preferred learning and communication style

Integrity, reliability and work ethic, and attitude towards substance abuse

Response to conflict, stress, and frustration, and likelihood of aggression

Information uncovered from assessments helps leaders and managers rely less on gut instinct and make smarter people decisions. The specific benefits include:

Selecting people most likely to succeed in a job

Accelerating time for people to become fully productive in a new role

Improving alignment and communication between managers and employees

Reducing workforce conflict and improving employee satisfaction

Maximizing each employee’s contribution to the organization

Reducing employee absenteeism and turnover

Reducing frequency and cost of theft

Increasing sales performance and customer loyalty

Enabling strategic workforce management and succession planning

Increasing overall workforce capability, productivity, and agility

Although an HR department may manage the day-to-day administration of an assessment program, these initiatives thrive in the organization when sponsored by senior leaders who are committed to building and retaining a high performing workforce. 

RESOURCE #5. What is a PEO? An introduction to the PEO model and its benefits for small and medium-sized business

Learn how a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) can help remove business risks, contain HR costs, and enable you to focus on growing your business.

As an entrepreneur, you did not enter into business to become a human resources manager. You have no interest in contending with payroll twice a month, negotiating benefits for your employees, or worrying about how to comply with a litany of government regulations. You entered into business in order to sell a product or provide a service, and generate revenue doing what you do best. But HR is a necessity when you have employees. And what could be better than taking a piece of your business – which although a necessity, is also a distraction – off your plate, and making it somebody else’s problem? This is what a PEO can provide and in this paper you’ll learn about all its benefits.

General resources:

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Foreign Exchange Risk Management:

Managing Foreign Cash Flow:

Leadership Development:

Employee assessment:

An introduction to the PEO :

See the Big Picture Through Bloomberg Government:


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