We Know Next Weekly Recap: June 11th-15th

News Updates

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

U.S. CEOs say the regulatory climate “has intensified virtually everywhere they do business” to the point that government regulation is now their chief concern, a recent report found. The 2012 edition of The Conference Board CEO Challenge, a global survey of business leaders, found that government regulation rose to the No. 1 challenge for U.S. CEOs from No. 19 in 2009. (See related article, “Innovation and Human Capital are Top of Mind for Global CEOs.”)

Programs that help employees return to work following injury or illness and efforts to provide flexibility on the job are some of the most popular—and effective—practices used by employers to retain and advance employees with disabilities, a new study found.

After three riveting days of oral arguments in March 2012, employers were left anxiously awaiting the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court about the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, expected near the end of June 2012. During this period, employers should take interim steps in order to prepare for the eventual decisions. These steps should take into account the full range of possibilities and should position employer group health plans to react to the possible outcomes, respond to inquiries and requests from internal stakeholders, and consider administrative and design issues presented by the possible Supreme Court decisions.

For employers, social media creates risks and rewards. Social media is no longer new. It is mainstream. To avoid social media today is like avoiding e-mail 15 years ago. Find out more about how social media can play a crucial role in recruiting, hiring, the workplace and communication. 

A recent survey conducted by a Washington, D.C.-area human resource firm found that job candidates in the U.S. look for one thing above all others when applying for jobs: opportunities for growth and professional development.

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