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Employers must pay attention to needs of caregivers (access required)

Like many others, I am a working caregiver. But I’m also director of the New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition managed by Lifespan of Greater Rochester. So, if you are a business owner, a manager of people or if ...

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Who comes first: customers or employees? (access required)

“The customer is always right.” In France, businesses were told “the customer is never wrong.” In Germany, “the customer is king.” And in Japan, “the customer is a god.” Catchy, sure, but no matter how you say it, the customer ...

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Mentoring can help Black boys reach their potential (access required)

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” —Frederick Douglass Fatherhood is one of the most important roles in the family. Across America, the problem of Black male achievement seems intractable. The probability of Black boys ...

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Time to look at assessed values of affordable multi-family housing developments (access required)

It’s that time of year again. 2022 is here and with it developers, owners, and purchasers of affordable multi-family housing developments are beginning to evaluate, or reevaluate, a development’s potential assessed value prior to upcoming taxable status dates. Questions about ...

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Investment resolutions for the New Year (access required)

Our inspiration for this first column of the year comes from firms in the financial services industry and their regulators. As a result of their efforts, many investors have been encouraged to incorporate financial resolutions into their goals for the ...

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What is your organization’s New Year’s resolution? (access required)

The New Year’s resolution is a strange ritual. If we are to believe the numerous studies and surveys that pop up with a quick internet search, roughly half of the people reading this have already lost sight of or given ...

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After a title repeat, Bills goal still super

Sitting in front of the microphones following Sunday’s 17-point victory against the hapless New York Jets, Josh Allen appeared antsy, more ready to move on than to celebrate. Yes, the franchise quarterback was grateful his Buffalo Bills had repeated as ...

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Will it be a Happy New Year for investors? (access required)

The economy fired on almost all cylinders in 2021 and the S&P 500 Index is up approximately 26% through late December, versus 16% for all of 2020. While growth is expected to continue, it will likely slow, equity valuations are ...

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‘Stay interviews’ can improve employee retention, satisfaction (access required)

“With continuing concerns about turnover, there’s talk in our company about doing ‘stay’ interviews with employees to see what it would take to help improve employee satisfaction. It seems like a good idea on the surface, but doesn’t it make ...

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Green Transition necessary for climate, beneficial for economy (access required)

Fossil fuel apologists constantly tell us that efforts to fight global climate change will kill jobs and/or destroy the economy. We saw this attack launched, in various forms, hundreds of times this year. President Biden’s Build Back Better bill was ...

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