GreenWeaver-I think that the run rate for forecasting budgets and staffing should be revisited because we are living in very turbulent times.
The political climate is very much anti- business and the smart businesses should take future taxation into consideration when they are looking at staffing levels.
Many have and have eliminated jobs which have grown the unemployment rate levels. Businesses have had to lay off employees in efforts to budget for future tax increases. Many have abandoned the run rate for budgetary measures because there are too many unknown measures that will negatively affect businesses.