Monthly Archives: November 2014

Mergers and Acquisitions have Surged in 2014

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 22nd Global stocks rose over the week aided by announcements of new stimulus measures in China and Europe. US Stocks hit new record highs with the S&P 500 gaining 1.1% and the … Continue reading

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Snow Day Policies: Fair or Equitable?

The “f” word has no place in the world of work. Human resources professionals will not be effective business partners if they put too much emphasis on what is “fair.” Yes, we have to be “fair” in a manner to … Continue reading

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US Retail Sales Rose in October

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through November 15th US Stocks ended the week at another record high driven by positive economic news. The S&P 500 rose 0.4%, while the Dow gained 0.3% for the week. Internationally, Europe edged up 0.1% … Continue reading

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Motivating Employees – Tips from a Popcorn Kernel | Nonprofit HR Blog

I accepted the official position of Popcorn Kernel this year for my son’s Cub Scout Pack which means that I am responsible for inspiring approximately 100 Cub Scouts and parents in our Pack to sell popcorn as a fundraiser. As I … Continue reading

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