Monthly Archives: May 2018

You Know When to Fire a Bad Employee. But What About a Bad Client?

All employees are good employees, right? Wrong. As a business owner or HR professional, you can probably  recall plenty of instances when this wasn’t the case and you had to let staff members go.

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Ep. 27 – Navigating Change – Impact on Our Mission

In this episode of the Lead. Learn. Thrive. Podcast, Karen Schuler, Managing Director at Raffa is joined once again by Tony Cancelosi, President and CEO of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. Change is ever present, we see it happening quickly.  … Continue reading

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Does Your Business Need Identity Theft Protection?

Fraud. Identity theft. Data breaches. You hear about these things all the time, but what’s the real risk? And what are the consequences if it happens to you or your employees? Do identity protection plans prevent this from happening or … Continue reading

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Poor Communication: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

There’s plenty of evidence that communication can make or break a company’s reputation. Social media storms can quickly turn into PR tornados, wiping out individuals, brands, and even entire businesses who post without thinking. Because of this real and present … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Rise, Mortgage Rates High, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 19th US stocks fell over the week on concerns about global trade policies. The S&P 500 and Dow dropped 0.5% for the week. Internationally, Japan gained 0.8% and Europe rose 0.6% for … Continue reading

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Pets in the Office: Do They Work?

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that everyone loves an adorable puppy. Admit it. You’re only reading this because that doggie pic is just so darn cute! But is bringing Mr. Wiggles to work taking it … Continue reading

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Why Should We Plan for Extended health Care?

Guest blog content provided to Raffa Financial Services by Jeff Merwin at Capitol Metro Financial Services, Inc.   You may have noticed that we’re all living longer than ever before. By 2030, people age 66-84 will comprise 20% of the total U.S. … Continue reading

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