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The Last Word: Affordable Care Fact: No Plan B

April 17, 2015

Imagine my shock when I heard that President Barack Obama has rejected prepping a plan B should the Supreme Court rule against the Affordable Care Act in the King v. Burwell case.No contingency plan; going it sans Plan B. If they rule against us, we’ll take a look at our options. Hoo boy. 


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How Do We Get a Handle on Work-Life Balance?

March 30, 2015

Work-life balance for many employees is way out of whack. It wasn’t intentional; business piled up and people have been asked to do more with less. We want to get a handle on this before things go south on us. There hasn’t been a huge outcry — only a remark here and there that we’ve heard about — but as we grow and remain busy, what’s the best way to dynamically address this and let people know that we appreciate their past efforts and want to do whatever we can to ensure they balance their work and personal lives?

—Rebalancing the Scales, HR manager, finance/insurance/real estate, Kingston, New York


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How Did the Recession Affect Workforce Planning?

March 30, 2015

Our company began growing in 2005 and managed to survive the recession. How has workforce planning changed during that time? We want to be prepared to grow as the economy gets better, and are interested in making sure our talent management is in line with best practices. 

Almost Like Starting Over, recruiting manager, manufacturing, Cleveland, Ohio


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What Are Some Best Practices for Social Recruiting?

March 30, 2015

Are there best practices or techniques for using social resumes and mobile recruiting tools when sourcing candidates? I’m not looking for technology tools — just some guidelines on making sure we see each résumé without it becoming a time management issue. Our goal is the same: Find the best available talent, but our team is primarily trained to recruit the old-fashioned way.

—Old School, recruitment services practice manager, manufacturing, Anniston, Alabama


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