"Study: Few Use Data to Improve Business Strategy" and other #HR News for March 19, 2015

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ADA Interactive Process: It Sounds Easy, So Why Is It Hard?

By Allen Smith  3/18/2015

The process for identifying reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) boils down to conversations between employers and employees with disabilities to identify accommodations. How hard can that really be?

Turns out, it can be painstaking.  To continue reading this article, please click here.

‘Integrated’ Well-Being Initiatives Yield Healthy Results

Offering a well-being continuum vs. a traditional wellness program raises satisfaction, lowers turnover

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  3/19/2015

Organizations are discovering that a more successful approach to well-being goes beyond an employee’s physical health, according to the March 2015 Total Rewards and Well-Being survey report from survey report from WorldatWork, an association of total rewards professionals. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Two-Thirds of Managers Need Help Coaching, Developing Careers

By Aliah D. Wright  3/18/2015

As talent shortages persist and employee retention becomes increasingly important, employers have an opportunity to make career development a priority by enabling their managers to coach and mentor their teams.

However, according to a new poll by global career experts Right Management, two-thirds of managers fail to actively engage in their employees’ career development. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Study: Few Use Data to Improve Business Strategy

By Aliah D. Wright  3/18/2015

“Big data” is more than just a buzzword for the many organizations that have leveraged their employee data to make their HR departments and companies run more efficiently. Yet according to a research report from Rosslyn Analytics in the United Kingdom, Data: The Art of the Possible—How to Create Value from Your Different Data Sources, just 23 percent of business decision-makers purposely align strategy to data. To continue reading this article, please click here.

Final Rule Issued on Excepted Benefits Wraparound Coverage

Pilot program available from January 2016 through December 2018

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  3/18/2015

The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury have published a final rule to amend the definition of benefits excepted from certain regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), clarifying how these excepted benefits “wrap around” primary health coverage provided by employers. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on March 18, 2015. To continue reading this article, please click here.