Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through March 17th
Stocks fell over the week as protectionist trade policies weighed. The S&P 500 dropped 1.2% and the Dow fell 1.5% for the week. Internationally, Japan gained 1.0% and Europe ticked down 0.1% for the week. The yield on the 10 year Treasury bond eased to end the week at 2.85%.
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Perhaps you made it where you are today by doing certain things in a certain way, then replicating those same processes over and over again. In fact, maybe you’re a huge fan of your Same Old Stuff. If so, you’re not alone.
There are just certain types of people you want on your team. And if you take a few minutes to think about those people, you’ll probably find they have a few things in common:
Many businesses have one or two people who are the glue that holds everything together. It could be the founder, owner, CEO, CFO, or another essential contributor with specialized skills and knowledge that are critical to the operation of the business.
Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through March 10th
Stocks surged over the week on reduced fears over a global trade war as well as a strong jobs report. The S&P 500 soared 3.5% and the Dow rose 3.3% for the week. Abroad, Japan climbed 1.4% and Europe jumped 3.1% for the week. The yield on the 10 year Treasury ended the week at 2.89%, up slightly over the past week.
As companies jump on board with employee wellness programs, providing various incentives for healthy behavior changes, many of them find themselves wondering if they really make a difference.
But employees are still stressed out, perhaps more than ever. This inevitably leads to worse health outcomes and an increase in both absenteeism and presenteeism— which are exactly the things employers are looking to change.
So what’s going on? Have we been sold a bill of goods on employee wellness programs? Do they not work?
Someone in your organization has probably spent a lot of time thinking about the company brand. Perhaps there has also been a very large financial investment made to develop just the right look, feel and message.
This is good, and every company should go through a brand definition process that involves all of these things and many more. But ultimately, your company brand is not what you create on paper or online.
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Tagged brand, brand reputation, consistency, human resources, reputation, staff