August, 2015

Effect of proposed overtime rule changes

By Jeremy York, HR Field Representative, Synergy In June, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, which outlines overtime exemptions for white-collar workers. The proposed changes would extend overtime protections to nearly five million workers within its first year of implementation, making many positions that are currently considered […]

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Nonprofits rehabbing local ex-offenders

Recycle Force Gregg Keesling, president RecycleForce 1125 E Brookside Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46202 www.recycleforce.org RecycleForce focuses on transitional jobs, employability skills training and supportive services, and last year employed 338 ex-offenders full time. Since its beginning in 2003, it has helped over 1,000 individuals return to home communities. Last year, the nonprofit recycled more than […]

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Upcoming conference for local re-entry programs

As a way to connect re-entry programs and service providers, the Marion County Re-entry Coalition is planning a daylong conference on Oct. 22. The conference is designed to create opportunities for providers and criminal justice agencies to share best practices and resources regarding services for ex-offenders in Indianapolis. Last October was the group’s fourth annual […]

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Paving the path for ex-offenders

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Rhiannon Edwards goes to work every day dreaming of a better life. A good job with a bright future. A nice place to live. She dreams of being a productive part of the community. Edwards doesn’t yearn for these things for herself, but for some of Marion County’s hardened […]

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University’s intense training, develops nonprofit leaders

By Michael L. Jackson, director of marketing and communications, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Indianapolis In the complex world of nonprofit management, today’s leaders must possess a unique set of skills in order to navigate the industry’s challenging landscape. Whether it’s working with board members, leading a group of volunteers, or […]

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Significant nonprofit financial reporting changes

By Jim Simpson, CPA and director, Financial Technologies & Management The way nonprofits prepare and present financial reports is about to change. It is the first significant changes in over 20 years. In 2011, the Nonprofit Advisory Committee recommended modification of the 1993 financial reporting mode to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). In April, […]

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At MIT, mastering the science of working from home

By Rachel Feintzeig, reporter, Wall Street Journal A group of employees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s business school is experimenting with policies that could usher in a new era of flexible of work. MIT being MIT, that experiment involves some robots. A couple of years ago, Peter Hirst, who runs the executive-education arm of […]

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Managing telecommuters

By Gabe Duverge, copywriter, Grace College and Theological Seminary A recent study from the Society for Human Resource Management found 38 percent of employers in the United States allow some of their workers to work from home on a regular basis, up from 23 percent in 2008. This 15 percent increase demonstrates just how quickly […]

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Consider telecommuting from Montana

By Eric Whitney, reporter, Montana Public Radio Most local economic development schemes focus on creating jobs. Many offer incentives to startup companies, or try to lure existing companies to relocate. But a campaign in Montana is turning that on its head. It’s not trying to recruit companies but rather employees to come to the sparsely […]

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Community corrections: A modern concept

By Robin Sanders and Tim Bosley, editorial, Midland Daily News The concept of Community Corrections is designed to provide a specific segment of the present Michigan Department of Corrections population, and citizens who have just begun a life of committing crimes, with an alternative to direct incarceration, as a means to prevent them from becoming […]

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