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Navigating the rough winds of employee layoffs (access required)

Ask anyone in management or human resources and they will tell you that the hardest part of the job is letting people go, especially when it is through no fault of their own.

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Back to basics: The basic elements of great workplaces (access required)

Everyone’s talking about the future of work and making predictions about the new or next normal. We all agree it’s different and evolving. We’re letting go of old beliefs and behaviors and experimenting with new ones. But as we do, ...

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Assessing employee benefits after the end of Roe v. Wade (access required)

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its expected ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overrules long-standing precedent (including Roe v. Wade) and allows individual states to regulate access to abortion services.

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Elman’s story warrants attention (access required)

Dom Genova

Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation,” implying that people go through their lives wanting more but accepting less. This column will focus on the others: Those not belonging to the “mass.”

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Keep knocking despite rejections (access required)

When I started my television career as a college intern a grizzled senior reporter offered me valuable advice. He said the worst thing that was going to happen was the word "no."

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Determining an appropriate amount of life insurance (access required)

Regardless of the type of policy purchased or the terms under which it pays a death benefit, determining an appropriate amount of life insurance coverage can be challenging.  What follows are a few of the more common approaches to making this decision.

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Before raising prices, consider these strategies for combatting inflation (access required)

Soaring gas prices. Higher cost of goods. Rising rates for services. Inflation has an impact on every business across every industry, and many business owners are unsure how to mitigate the damage—especially when their customers and employees are also feeling the pressure.

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