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Is the American Dream in Crisis? LinkedIn Speaker Series With Professor Robert D. Putnam

Having a home full of books and a mother who was a teacher led me to love reading from an early age. When I was in kindergarten, my hand always shot up when my teachers asked for volunteers to read out loud. I vividly remember feeling confident and wanting to read more, a positive cycle that helped me succeed through school. Fast forward to adulthood, and I realize that I was set up for success at a very young age, an opportunity many kids never … [Read More...]

Show ‘em the Juice is Worth the Squeeze

Touting the tax planning advantages of tax-deferred annuities at our Financial Planning Association meeting, Tim Hays of Jackson National Life talked about the relatively high fee structure that kind of investment typically carries. Is the juice worth the squeeze, he asked, going on explain why, in fact, it is. Hays’ presentation made me realize how important it is for us blog content writers to focus on helping readers arrive at that same … [Read More...]

Are Sharing-Economy Workers Contractors or Employees?

Companies in the booming sharing economy depend on contractors who may legally qualify as full time employees. The distinction is crucial for both workers and their employers. … [Read More...]

8 Ways to Do Big-Time Marketing Without Spending a Fortune

When it comes to building your brand, how you spend your money is at least as important as how much money you spend. … [Read More...]

10 challenges HR faces in a global company

This post is adapted from “High-Impact Human Capital Strategy: Addressing the 12 Major Challenges Today’s Organizations Face,” (AMACOM, August 2015) by Jack Phillips and Patti Phillips of the ROI Institute. If you enjoyed this article, join SmartBrief’s e-mail list for our daily newsletter on HR, recruiting and retention. It is one thing to sell products and services to a global market base when the need is there and the … [Read More...]

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