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Thoughts from Our Managing Partner and Other M&S Thought Leaders

"I'm taking a sick day!" This familiar refrain is usually uttered with just cause, but not always. What if there were no sick days? No, we're not suggesting employees be forced to work when they're under the weather. Rather, many businesses are adopting a different paradigm when it comes to paid time off (PTO). Under the "PTO bank" concept, employers merge most (or all) of the traditional...
With busy season over (for now), employee reviews here, and recruiting season right around the corner, compensation is a hot topic around our office. If employees here are talking about it, it seems safe to say that employees at your company might be talking about it, too. Without a good pay and benefits structure, you can't attract and retain the best employees. But devising a compensation...
I recently attended the Geneva Group International (GGI) European Conference in Brussels, Belgium where I had the opportunity to interact with accountants and attorneys from across Europe and North America. Our membership in GGI gives us the opportunity to develop relationships with qualified professionals that will be readily available to meet our clients' needs when they are seeking to expand...
As an avid follower of History and Geography (my best categories on Trivial Pursuit), I really enjoyed "How the States Got Their Shapes" by Mark Stein. The book begins with the history of American expansion from sea to shining sea, covering such events as the French and Indian War, Louisiana Purchase, and the Mexican Wars. A separate section is then devoted to each state boundary and any...

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