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America’s pending retirement crisis—a scenario characterized by millions of workers facing financial shortfalls in their golden years—has gotten the attention of state governments.

June 13, 2014
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The share of employers sponsoring retiree health coverage has declined and employers that continue to offer coverage are redesigning their plans in response to rising health care costs and the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation, Retiree Health Benefits at the Crossroads.
 
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May 1, 2014

On April 2, We Know Next chatted with the Executive Director of the SHRM Foundation, Mark Schmit on "The Aging Workforce."

In case you missed it, here are all the tweets from the chat:

 

April 2, 2014

The U.S. workforce – like that of many countries around the world – is aging.  HR professionals and other business leaders are understandably growing increasingly concerned with how they will replace these exiting workers, especially those with high in-demand skills and education.

March 31, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you don’t spend too much time thinking about how much money is in your retirement account.  Yes, I know, I’m a tax and benefits lobbyist, so you’d think that I’d know what my balance is down to the penny!  But the truth is, like many employees, although I know that I’m contributing to my retirement account, I don’t fret about the details on a daily basis. That’s about to change, as pending tax reform could significantly impact not only the types of investment options available but whether employees will have access to a retirement account at all.  

March 4, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you don’t spend too much time thinking about how much money is in your retirement account.  Yes, I know, I’m a tax and benefits lobbyist, so you’d think that I’d know what my balance is down to the penny!  But the truth is, like many employees, although I know that I’m contributing to my retirement account, I don’t fret about the details on a daily basis. That’s about to change, as pending tax reform could significantly impact not only the types of investment options available but whether employees will have access to a retirement account at all.  

February 28, 2014

In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced he would instruct the U.S. Treasury to create a new kind of salary-deferral retirement savings vehicle, the "myRA," to give workers whose employers don't offer 401(k) plans a way to save for retirement.

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January 30, 2014

It’s not what you know that can hurt you; it’s what you don’t know.

That adage is particularly appropriate today as Congress quietly considers an issue that could affect every American—yet few are aware of it.

While every conscientious HR professional has been working overtime to keep up with the evolving status of the Affordable Care Act, developments with immigration reform, and the implications of new workplace rules, something else has been happening behind closed doors on Capitol Hill.

January 6, 2014

People of color face “severe” challenges in preparing for retirement, with about two-thirds of black and Latino working-age households owning no assets in retirement accounts, according to a new study. 

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December 27, 2013

The majority of workers between the ages of 20 and 29 (59 percent) in 12 North American, European and Asian countries expect to be financially worse off in retirement than their parents’ generation, according to research conducted by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies in collaboration with asset management company Aegon.

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December 9, 2013

In a recently article by McKinsey “Help Wanted: The future of work in Advanced Economies” (March 2012), the author mentions 5 trends that are influencing employment levels. One of which is untapped talents; “Advanced economies have growing pools of underused talent: older workers, women, and youth”. This segment of the population, more specifically: Retirees, stay at home moms and university students can fill a much needed void in the economy. They can help companies reduce or fill skill gaps.

August 26, 2013

Savvy recruiters know that even in periods of elevated unemployment, there are no guarantees that they’ll land the perfect candidate for their open positions. In fact, many would argue that they have to work even harder to land top talent when faced with soft labor market conditions and the disparities between the workforce skills that are available and the skills that are needed to fill available jobs.

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March 19, 2013

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced March 7, 2013, that the official revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 will be made available in the March 8, 2013, Federal Register.

Employers should begin using this new form immediately. The new Form I-9 will contain a revision date of 03/08/13. The revision date is located on the bottom right-hand corner of the form.

Final Changes to the Form I-9

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March 8, 2013

Taking cues from social media trends, recruitment firms diversify service offerings
 

Internet job portals and recruitment firms are following the lead of popular social media platforms and adding personal touches to the services they offer their clients in order to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market.

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February 27, 2013

With the U.S. unemployment rate at the lowest it has been in more than three and a half years, employees’ confidence in the U.S. economy—and their ability to find and keep a new job, should they leave their current employer—appears to be stabilizing, according to the Glassdoor Fourth Quarter 2012 Employment Confidence Survey.

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February 19, 2013

Even as stock prices rise, unemployment drops and overall recovery takes hold, more U.S. workers than ever are planning to delay retirement, according to a 2012 report from The Conference Board, an independent business membership and research association. 

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February 18, 2013

“Retirement is for sissies” reads the tagline on former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new movie. In the “Governator’s” latest go-round as an action hero—“The Last Stand”—he plays a long-in-the-tooth sheriff charged with stopping a drug kingpin from reaching the Mexican border.

February 12, 2013

I know, I know – we’re all sick of hearing “HR should get on the Social Bandwagon,” but I thought since that’s my vein I should go ahead and offer my predictions on the subject.

So here are my thoughts in going into 2013, the year of The Jetsons.

December 14, 2012

This is the second most popular post from the first six months of this year and a topic that gets brought up a lot between job seekers and recruiters. Unfortunately, dishonesty can run rampant on both sides. I would love to hear your thoughts.

November 30, 2012

Since this month’s We Know Next theme is HR Advocacy and several SHRM members have been “heading to the Hill” in Washington, D.C., I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage the need for thinking differently as it relates to hiring veterans.

We’ve been behind closed doors discussing what it would be like to bring a potential threat to our culture into our organizations by hiring those who may have PTSD. We’ve looked at it as something that might upset the apple cart and make our lives more difficult.

November 21, 2012