We Know Next Weekly Recap: October 8-12th

News Updates

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

The Form I-9 is on the verge of the first substantive change in 25 years, according to Mary Pivec, an immigration attorney with Williams Mullen in Washington, D.C., but its release date is a topic of some debate.

Charity may start “at home,” but it continues in the workplace. According to Giving USA, an annual survey of philanthropy, U.S. corporations donated $14.55 billion in 2011. Leaders at many organizations have embraced corporate philanthropy initiatives because these initiatives allow companies to give back to their communities and support causes related to their businesses.

If an adversary or threat can exploit a vulnerability to harm an asset, then you have risk. With the increase in advanced, multidimensional threats, some organizations are considering the services of a corporate threat intelligence program, or developing an in-house program—dedicating staff and other resources to deep inspection and analysis of data to avoid the sorts of attacks, crises and events that can cost a company millions, endanger personnel and damage its reputation.

Six in 10 U.S. employers that provide retiree health care coverage are considering alternative strategies for delivering this benefit in light of market changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to newly released findings from a 2012 survey by HR consultancy Aon Hewitt. Of those employers planning changes to their coverage, 63 percent are implementing or considering subsidized coverage through the individual market.

Networking today has been augmented and affected by the Internet and social media. But consultants can’t overlook the power of face-to-face networking. Most are finding that a combination of the old and the new generates the best results.

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