November’s midterm elections revealed that, more than five-years after the recession ended, Americans remain concerned about the economy. Companies can help by focusing on improving staff morale, loyalty and retention.
Recently Trader Joe’s had to tell its associates that it had to revise its health benefits in the wake of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). CEOs who face similar challenges in having a straight conversation on healthcare with their “crew members” (employees) should take note.
The SEC has just proposed a rule that will require all public companies to report the ratio between the total pay of the CEO and the median pay of all other employees (excluding the CEO). Some of the unintended consequences --particularly for employment-- will be severe.
Conceding, in effect, implementation problems with the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration is delaying enforcement of a key provision of the new health-care law that requires large employers to provide coverage for workers or pay a penalty in 2014, the biggest revision so far to the federal health-care overhaul. The knock-on effects for business may prove significant.
Leaders of major companies – not just financial firms – increasingly recognize that, especially in today’s increasingly complicated environment and complex business organizations, it can pay to develop a more positive relationship with regulators, but for this to work regulators need to be flexible too.
Chief Executive magazine's CEO of the Year, Ford Motor's Alan Mulally, serves on President Obama’s export council, specifically leading the manufacturing section. In this video, Mulally discusses Ford’s involvement in formulating government regulations, the importance of a business – government relationship, corporate tax rates, and how to bring America back to the top in manufacturing (something he knows more than a little about).
Alarmed by government policy—or the lack thereof—business leaders are having to devote more and more time to government issues.
Analyzing risk is easier said than done.
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), chairman of the House Republican Conference, spoke at Chief Executive Magazine's CEO2GOV Summit about what Congress can do to accelerate growth and remove barriers to job creation. Here are excerpts from his remarks.
CHIEF EXECUTIVES of large public companies have dealt with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and moved on. But nearly 80 percent of all publicly...