Theresa L. Kite, CPP has been with Columbia EDP since February 1995. She has held many different positions including receptionist, billing clerk, customer service/support and is now the Operations Manager. In 2006 & again in 2012 Theresa obtained the Certified Payroll Professional designation, a certification by the American Payroll Associatio...n. She grew up on a farm near Chillicothe, Missouri and went to Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. Theresa, her husband Raymond and their son Colton live in Columbia and enjoy camping on the weekends and playing with their dogs. More

People Working Longer to Reach Retirement Goals

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The other day I found myself wondering why so many workers are continuing to wo rk well past the typical retirement age of 62-66. I thought most people would prefer to retire as soon as they could and not have to deal with the stress and struggle of going to the office every day. I started reading articles about the aging and multi-generational workforce.I often think how that affects the workers in my office, as well as how it affects our clients.  I found a Society for Human Resource article from the early part of this year that gave some interesting facts. (Information from Global Benefits Attitu de Survey) 1 in 4 US workers expect to work past the age of 70                                                        ...
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Learning in Business

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Is learning at work more than just seminars and training sessions? YES All companies have a culture or certain way of doing business, learning this culture is in itself one of the biggest issues facing new employees when they accept a position and for companies when they hire new staff. The way both sides handle this culture determines if you have a long term & happy or short term & unhappy association. Remember an unhappy worker that stays can cause more turbulence than one that is short term, but both can cost a company a lot of time and money. Owners and management teams have a heavy weight on their shoulders to make sure the employees they hire are a good fit for the company culture. The way businesses train and promote learning has a great deal to do with employee satisfaction. In a recent survey in the SHRM 2015...
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