"Video Interviews Help Address Long-Term Unemployment" and other #HR News for March 5, 2015

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Majority of Justices Seem To Have Minds Made Up in Health Care Case

By Allen Smith  3/4/2015

Seven of the nine justices’ minds seemed made up during March 4, 2015, oral arguments in the high-profile case before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning whether government subsidies are available in states that have only federal health-care exchanges rather than their own exchanges, according to Stuart Gerson, an attorney with Epstein, Becker and Green in Washington, D.C.  The lawsuit will decide whether the program of tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) apply only in exchanges set up by 16 states, and not at federally run sites in the other 34 states

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Video Interviews Help Address Long-Term Unemployment

By Roy Maurer  3/5/2015

HR and hiring managers began using video interviewing to simplify the hiring process and increase access to a wider range of talent, but some companies have found that the technology can also help address one of the country’s most vexing problems: long-term unemployment.

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Employees Unfamiliar with Investment Options

Employees comfortable with their fund choices, despite many not knowing what their plans offer

By Stephen Miller, CEBS  3/5/2015

Nearly half of employees (46 percent) are concerned about running out of money in retirement. Some of these worries may reflect the fact that 39 percent said they are not familiar with their 401(k) or similar retirement plan’s investment options—an increase from 33 percent in 2014, according to financial firm TIAA-CREF’s 2015 Investment Options Survey report.

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Regaining Employees’ Trust After a Data Breach

By Bill Leonard  3/5/2015

As more details about several high-profile cyberattacks come to light, the affected employers are discovering that the long and laborious road to recovery begins with rebuilding employee trust.

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Job Seekers Embrace Improved Job Market

Study explored the behavior, attitudes of job seekers

By Kathy Gurchiek  3/4/2015

Employers may want to rev up their retention strategies: The increasing strength of the U.S. job market has many workers looking for their next job. That includes a hefty percentage who say they intend to look for other employment even though they are satisfied with their current job, according to Jobvite’s 2015 Job Seeker Nation Study.

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How Executives Learn, and the Skills Needed to Succeed

By Michael Pich  3/4/2015

We often see becoming a CEO as hitting the pinnacle of business success. To reach this “ultimate goal,” many executives are searching for ways to build a clear path to the C-suite and then ensure that their performance continues to improve once they reach management’s upper echelons.

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In 50th Year, EEOC Pushes Enforcement Limits

By Allen Smith  3/4/2015

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is pushing the envelope as it approaches its 50th anniversary on July 2, 2015, pursuing novel issues “with great enthusiasm, if not complete success,” Don Livingston, an attorney with Akin Gump in Washington, D.C., told SHRM Online.

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