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Why Is Aetna Leaving Most of Its Obamacare Exchanges? – The Atlantic
Last week, Aetna, the insurance giant, announced that it would decamp from Affordable Care Act health exchanges in 11 of 15 states in which it currently operates. Some theories on why the giant insurer says it will walk away from 70 percent of its Affordable Care Act markets. Read more.
And, from Reuters: Aetna warned it would cut Obamacare if Humana deal was blocked.
Related, from Kaiser Health News: More Small, Midsized Firms Choose To Pay Workers’ Medical Costs Directly.
Tags: Affordable Care Act, Healthcare
3 Ways to Hold Employees Accountable for Their Career Growth – Entrepreneur
It can be tough finding a balance between micromanaging and being too hands-off, especially when it comes to guiding employees who want to grow within the company. So, how can employers guide them and hold them accountable without being too bossy? Read more.
Tags: Affordable Care Act, Healthcare
(Artificial Intelligence & HR, Scrap These 10 HR Policies)
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Artificial Intelligence and HR: The New Wave of Technology – Converge
The reason this “tech meets HR” marriage is so exciting is how quickly the technology evolution has disrupted HR and enhanced the way HR professionals get things done. Now there’s another big disrupter on the horizon, one that you would be wise to keep your eyes on: Artificial intelligence. Read more.
Tags: Artificial intelligence
These Ten Policies Are An Embarrassment To The HR Profession – Forbes
I understand that some of us work for big, stodgy corporations, but seriously — how can HR leaders look in the mirror and feel good about themselves when they enforce despicable policies every day at work? Some HR policies that are still in force in companies around the world should have disappeared into oblivion decades ago. Read more.
Tags: HR Policies
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This Week’s Featured Events
- WorldatWork Spotlight on Sales Compensation, Aug 22 – 24, Chicago, #wawlive
- Talent Management Alliance (TMA) Inclusion Summit, Aug 22 – 23, Reston, VA #tmaInclusion
- SHRM Atlanta Symposium, Aug 23, Duluth, GA, #SHRMATLSYM16
Did You Know
Tuesday, Aug 26 is Women’s Equality Day. This day was selected to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26, 1920 granting women the right to vote. These efforts date back to first women’s rights convention in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York. Today, women’s equality has grown to mean much more than just sharing the right to the vote, such as Equal Pay for Equal Work. Read more.
Term of the Week
Social Media Background Screening: Using publicly available social media profiles of job candidates in the hiring decision process. Typically done after a company has extended or is about to extend and offer to a candidate. Recruiters and employers need to be aware of governing bodies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) when conducting social media screening to avoid discrimination.
Vendor M&A And Partnership News
A sampling of this week’s mergers and acquisitions announcements from around the human resource marketplace – and other partnerships. Latest news here.
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