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5 Star Service Philosophy

Posted: March 30, 2017 - Blog, Core Values

CDH’s 5 Star Service mantra serves as the basis for all our decisions.  All that we do supports this corporate mantra: on our website, in our office décor, and most importantly in our everyday interactions with each other as well as our clients. One might ask, what is the foundation of this 5 Star Service Read More

Is QuickTime a Risk?

Posted: March 30, 2017 - Blog, IT Consulting & Services

Apple is one of the leading technological companies today, and with its popularity, we are starting to see more Apple products being implemented in the workplace.  Mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads are noticeably the dominant choice for employees and there is a slow increase in Macs being utilized in the office.  Despite this Read More

Next Generation Office Space

Posted: February 13, 2017 - Blog, Human Resources

Our firm recently moved into a brand new office space in downtown Chicago.  We had been discussing a Chicago presence for a few years and decided to pull the trigger at the end of 2015.  The primary reasoning behind adding a downtown office to the firm was in support of our employee retention and recruiting Read More

Recognizing the Silent Wheel

Posted: February 13, 2017 - Human Resources

Recognizing the Squeaky Silent Wheel At the core of most HR professionals is a deep desire to watch others develop into leaders within our organizations.  Seeing greatness in candidates and being proven right as they flourish and become integral parts of our organizations’ vision for the future brings us joy and job satisfaction.  For some, Read More

IRS Filing Deadline Changes

Posted: January 5, 2017 - Blog

The Surface Transportation Act of 2015, a.k.a. “The Highway Act”, revises tax return deadlines effective for tax years 2016 and after.  If you file a partnership or C-corporation tax return, or file foreign information reporting (FBAR), you may need to adjust your business’s schedule to meet the revised filing deadlines that take effect this year. Read More

FLSA – Overtime Rule Update

Posted: November 30, 2016 - Blog

In a dramatic turn of events, a Texas Federal Judge halted the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new federal overtime rule.  The new overtime rule would have raised the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476.  The rule was scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016.   Read More

2016 Post-Election Tax Update

Posted: November 15, 2016 - Blog, Tax Briefs

Any change in Presidential Administration brings the possibility, indeed the likelihood, of tax law changes and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is no exception. During the campaign, President-elect Trump outlined a number of tax proposals for individuals and businesses. This letter highlights some of the President-elect’s tax Read More

Brain Storming Financial Review Meeting

Posted: November 1, 2016 - Blog

A common and over used expression that companies state is “people are our most important asset”.  While most organizations would agree with this statement in principle, the level at which they actually support and train their employees varies significantly from company to company.  Well-structured employee training is critically important and has positive impacts on both Read More

Management Co-Sourcing

Posted: November 1, 2016 - Executive Focus

The business environment has changed and because of staff reductions and smaller budgets, businesses are forced to accomplish more with fewer resources.  Co-Sourcing, a business practice in which some portions of a function are performed internally by an organization and some by an external organization, is a good solution to achieve more with less.  Management Read More