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Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Dips Under Housing Market Pressure

Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Dips Under Housing Market Pressure

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) slipped lower in February, primarily due to spiraling home prices. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. “With the exception of a small improvement in initial unemployment claims, the Index components – including real home prices, the tax burden and real wages — [...]

General James L. Jones USMC (Ret) Joins Deloitte

General James Jones, USMC (Ret), former National Security Advisor and 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, has joined Deloitte LLP as Senior Advisor. In his new role, General Jones will work in an advisory capacity with Deloitte’s federal and commercial clients and Department of Defense practice. Appointed National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama on [...]

Deloitte Scores 100 Percent Rating on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Deloitte Scores 100 Percent Rating on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

For the sixth consecutive year, Deloitte has been named one of Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) “Best Places to Work,” earning a perfect 100 percent rating on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI measures and analyzes inclusion initiatives, company benefits, and support made available for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) personnel and the wider [...]

Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell Share Crisis Leadership Experience at Deloitte’s 15th Annual CFO Vision Conference

Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell Share Crisis Leadership Experience at Deloitte’s 15th Annual CFO Vision Conference

During Deloitte’s 15th annual CFO Vision conference, held recently in Washington, D.C. global luminaries shined the spotlight on crisis leadership in today’s business environment. Featuring keynote addresses by former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell, and renowned author Malcolm Gladwell, perseverance amid difficult times was a common theme throughout the two-day event. “The [...]

Darden School Triumphs at Deloitte’s Second Annual National Case Competition

Darden School Triumphs at Deloitte’s Second Annual National Case Competition

A team from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business has won the second annual National Case Competition held at Deloitte University’s landmark campus for learning and leadership development near Dallas, Texas. Comprised of first-year MBA students Samuel He Huang, Tarun Keswani, Daniel Lee and Sarah Washabaugh— Darden’s team won the top prize of [...]

2012 Feared to See Leadership Shortages

2012 Feared to See Leadership Shortages

Many executives foresee leadership shortages in the year ahead and are looking at programs to accelerate leadership development within their companies, according to new research from Deloitte. The Deloitte report, “Talent Edge 2020: Redrafting Talent Strategies for the Uneven Recovery,” identifies a number of significant trends driving corporate talent strategies and tracks how companies are [...]

‘Accessibility Driving Demand for Content’

‘Accessibility Driving Demand for Content’

Recent data from Deloitte’s sixth edition “State of the Media Democracy” survey shows that proliferation of new devices has led to increases in the consumption of movies and books. Deloitte’s State of the Media Democracy survey assesses media consumption preferences of nearly 2,000 consumers, ages 14 to 75 years old in the United States, revealing [...]

Deloitte Acquires Übermind

Deloitte Acquires Übermind

Global accounting and consulting firm Deloitte has announced the acquisition of Übermind, Inc., an innovative mobile agency, expanding its leading-edge business, systems integration and enterprise technology capabilities. “Mobile technologies are rapidly reshaping the nature of business. This represents a significant opportunity for companies to develop new interaction models with customers, employees and stakeholders,” says Janet [...]

Deloitte’s Health and Human Services Technology Bags Award

Deloitte’s Health and Human Services Technology Bags Award

The advanced technology behind Michigan’s welfare delivery system, developed by Deloitte, has been recognized with a national award for outstanding achievement from the Center for Digital Government. The Digital Government Achievement Awards spotlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications. Michigan’s integrated eligibility and payment system, known as Bridges, was one of only seven federal [...]

Consumer Spending Index Slides Again

Consumer Spending Index Slides Again

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index, which tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending, has slid again in November with a heavy beating from the housing market. “A high number of foreclosed homes and mortgage defaults continue to deflate real home prices and further lower consumers’ net worth,” explained Carl Steidtmann, Deloitte’s [...]

Human Resources Trends Impacting Growth and Profitability

Human Resources Trends Impacting Growth and Profitability

A new Deloitte report has explored the current trends shaping the way many companies are leveraging the human resources (HR) function and their people to improve competitiveness, profitability and growth. “Clients are constantly seeking information on the latest in HR transformation,” said Jason Geller, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and global and U.S. human resources (HR) [...]

Information Security Needs More Investment

Information Security Needs More Investment

After significantly increasing their information security budgets and efforts in 2010, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies generally held steady on their information security activities, budgets, governance and reporting in 2011, according to the results of Deloitte 2011 TMT Global Security Survey. That said, information security threats have increased on multiple fronts over the past [...]

Business Travel to ‘Take Off’ In 2012

Business Travel to ‘Take Off’ In 2012

Corporate travel will likely fuel the travel, hospitality and leisure industry in 2012 as many Millennials and Generation X professionals expect to take to the road more often, according to a new Deloitte survey. Eighty-five percent of business travelers surveyed expect to take more or the same number of trips next year, with 27 percent [...]

‘Market Volatility Demands More CFO-General Counsel Collaboration’

‘Market Volatility Demands More CFO-General Counsel Collaboration’

Although 62 percent of respondents from a recent Deloitte poll believe market volatility has led to increased C-suite collaboration, less than half (41 percent) report that collaboration between their companies’ general counsels (GCs) and chief financial officers (CFOs) is high. Further, GC-CFO collaboration is reported to be occasional (25 percent) or absent (3 percent). “I [...]

Still Down: Deloitte Consumer Spending Index

Still Down: Deloitte Consumer Spending Index

The “faltering” housing market has been blamed for the still poor Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) that fell in October. “Real home prices continue to fall despite low interest rates and may continue downward given high inventory levels and mortgage defaults,” said Carl Steidtmann, Deloitte’s chief economist and author of the monthly Index. “Additionally, a [...]

In-store Deals Demand Down, Hopes for Discounts Up

In-store Deals Demand Down, Hopes for Discounts Up

Demand for in-store deals has plummeted as shoppers are highly expecting for discounted prices, according to the Deloitte/Harrison Group annual American Pantry Survey. Harrison Group is a market research and strategy consulting firm headquartered in Waterbury, Connecticut, specializing in the wealth and affluent markets, and the media, financial management and interactive entertainment markets. The survey, [...]

Firms Eyeing Layoffs to Cut Costs Facing Long-term Risks – Deloitte

Firms Eyeing Layoffs to Cut Costs Facing Long-term Risks – Deloitte

Companies that depend on short-term measures to deal with current economic conditions, such as cost-cutting by way of layoffs for a potential increase in return-on-assets, are facing long-term decline, according to Deloitte’s 2011 Shift Index, released by the Center for the Edge. The Index reveals that corporate economic performance in the United States has been [...]

Online Shopping Rampant on Holiday Season

Online Shopping Rampant on Holiday Season

Online and mobile tools will help holiday shoppers keep the economic Grinch at bay, according to Deloitte’s 26th annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends. Almost half of consumers surveyed (48 percent) said they most likely will shop for gifts online this holiday season – a double digit (13 percent) increase from last [...]

Data Collection Becomes More Important As Cost Cutting Increase – Survey

Data Collection Becomes More Important As Cost Cutting Increase – Survey

More than 70 percent of federal government managers believe budgetary cost constraints are increasing the importance of data collection to make decisions about their programs, though 58 percent of respondents report that using the data externally in a “meaningful” way remains challenging, according to a new study by the Government Business Council and Deloitte. “Information [...]

Deloitte Among ’100 Best Companies for Working Mothers’

Deloitte Among ’100 Best Companies for Working Mothers’

Deloitte has garnered its third consecutive top 10 ranking on Working Mother magazine’s survey of “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers,” marking the 18th successive year Deloitte has been honored to be on the list. In addition to praising Deloitte’s investments in bold career-life initiatives such as Mass Career Customization and voluntary sabbatical programs, Working [...]

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