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Employers’ Brief for Same-Sex Marriage Cites Benefits Burden
Tax ‘gross ups’ among the added costs of separate treatment for same-sex spouse benefits
By Stephen Miller, CEBS 3/10/2015
Apple, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson were among 379 companies to sign an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hold that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide. To continue reading this article, please click here.
Employers Plan Strategic Changes to Health Benefits
Affordability concerns intensify as excise tax looms
Stephen H. Miller, CEBS 3/10/2015
The majority of midsize and large U.S. employers (84 percent) expect to make changes to their employee health benefits programs over the next three years, according to new research from consultancy Towers Watson. To continue reading this article, please click here.
Can Applicant-Written Job Descriptions Aid in Hiring?
By Kathy Gurchiek 3/10/2015
Write your own job description and then get hired to fill it? Dream on, right?
It’s a talent strategy adopted by Payoff Inc., a Calif.-based consumer financial services company that hired someone based on the job description he submitted. To continue reading this article, please click here.
Wisconsin: 25th Right-to-Work State
By Allen Smith 3/9/2015
Right-to-work states are spreading from the South into the Midwest with Wisconsin becoming the most recent addition into the right-to-work fold.
With Gov. Scott Walker, R, promising to sign right-to-work legislation into law when it reaches his desk on March 9, 2015, Wisconsin will become the 25th right-to-work state. To continue reading this article, please click here.
Planned Layoffs Down 5%
By Roy Maurer 3/9/2015
U.S.-based employers announced workforce reductions totaling 50,579 in February 2015, five percent feer than the 53,041 in January, according to the monthly job cuts report released by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. To continue reading this article, please click here.
Making an Impact Matters Most to Millennials
By Roy Maurer 3/9/2015
Young professionals are less motivated by compensation and more motivated by their ability to make an impact, their career advancement possibilities and the feedback they receive, according to executives’ responses to a recent survey.
Recruitment solutions firm Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company, asked 800 executives what matters most to the Millennial generation, generally defined as those born after 1980. To continue reading this article, please click here.
Beyond Forecasting: Use Predictive Analytics to Enhance Organizational Performance
By Min Park 3/5/2015
When employees quit, it’s costly.
Predictive analytics can help HR with employee retention and improve an organization’s performance. Through statistical modeling, it is possible to determine which of the many possible factors most influence the workforce’s decisions to stay or quit, and then to develop a strategy and act on it. To continue reading this article, please click here.