Monthly Archives: October 2014

US Home Building Recovered in September

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 25th The US stock market snapped back up over the week primarily on strong corporate earnings. The S&P 500 rose 4.1% and Dow jumped 2.6% for the week; the best weekly gain … Continue reading

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Jobless Claims Fell to Lowest Level Since 2000

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through October 18th US stocks ended another volatile week down for the 4th week in a row on global growth and central bank policy worries. The Dow and S&P 500 dropped 1.0% for the … Continue reading

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ROI on Valuing Your Employees – PRICELESS! | Nonprofit HR Blog

My team received an email recently from a consultant outside of our firm who was expressing his gratitude for the work we did with a mutual client. The extent to which he called out each team member by name and … Continue reading

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How NOT to use Google Chat | Nonprofit HR Blog

The technology that we have access to today is mind boggling in its ability to connect people in a practically unlimited number of ways. Despite the arguments against technology as hampering our young folks’ social development, I am a huge … Continue reading

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Tax Implications of Donated Leave Policies

HR practitioners are not typically tax professionals, and may run afoul when developing policies and procedures that have unintended tax implications. For example, some organizations maintain “donated leave” policies which allow employees to donate accrued hours of paid vacation, personal, … Continue reading

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