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“My Two Cents” by Cindy Pickens – Cynergy
Personal Branding – Differentiate Yourself from the Competition

Personal branding is a revolution in the way we manage our careers or businesses. It's a way of clarifying and communicating what makes you different and special and using those qualities to separate yourself from your peers so that you can greatly expand your success. (Read on)

Five Secrets to Becoming the Perfect Employee that Everyone Wants
By: Ed Sykes

With ever increasing deadlines, decreasing resources, and changing workplaces, sometimes it can be challenging to be a good employee, much less a perfect employee. The employee who can rise above the everyday problems and embrace challenges will be the person that every employer wants. (Read on)

Limit on Roth IRA Conversion Removed
By: Judee Slack
SlackTax, Inc.
http://www.slacktax.com


Roth IRAs can be funded by persons who have compensation income (salary, business earnings) and whose total income (modified adjusted gross income) is below $110,000 on a single return or $160,000 on a joint return. Roth IRA contributions are never tax deductible, but Roth IRA funds including investment earnings can be withdrawn tax free. Contribution ceilings were originally $2,000 a year, but have since risen to $4,000 for 2006 (Roth 401(k)s allow more, see [link to] January 2006 Alerts Meet the New Roth 401(k).
(Read on)

HR Alert - Caution Taking Disciplinary Action Against an Employee Who Filed a Complaint
By: Audrianne Adams Lee
HR NETwork, Inc.
http://www.hrnetworkinc.com

Q: Am I prevented from taking disciplinary action against an employee who has a filed a complaint or employment claim? (Read on)

Helpful Hints: PowerPoint  - “Master” of your Domain in PowerPoint
By: O’Shea Toran
CafeNet Training/Development/Operations Professional

PowerPoint comes with a special type of slide called the Slide Master. This is an awesome feature when you have a logo or slogan that you would like to have appear on every slide.  The slide master controls certain text characteristics  — such as font type, size, and color  — called " master text," as well as background color and certain special effects, such as shadowing and bullet style.  The slide master contains text placeholders and placeholders for footers, such as the date, time, and slide number. (Read on)

 
 
 
 
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