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IRS Increases Maximum Contributions to Retirement Funds

by Wes Harmon

For the first time since 2015, the maximum employee contribution to defined contribution plans — such as 401(k)s 403(b)s — will increase by $500, to $18,500 for 2018, with the combined employer and employee maximum (referred to as “all sources”) increasing by $1,000, to $55,000.

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8 Great Reads on Cultural Change, Diversity, Recruitment and Talent Management

by Julie Boggs

A Chance in the World book coverTo prepare for the upcoming CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, I thought I’d take the advice Wes Harmon gave in this blog post last year on making the most of your conference experience, so I set about reading a book by keynote speaker Steve Pemberton — A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past and How He Found a Place Called Home. Pemberton’s story is one that begins with profound abuse and neglect, yet ends (spoiler alert!) in victory with him overcoming his tough situation through hope and courage.

It’s tempting to think that Pemberton’s story is an extraordinary case — one that can’t be applied in an ordinary setting. You hear a story like his and might think, “Hey, that’s great, but my life is ordinary; I don’t have challenges that serious.”

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