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Get ready to hire Generation Z
American Express Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Just as companies have adjusted to the demands of Generation Y, a new generation is set to graduate from college: Generation Z. William Strauss and Neil Howe set the standard for generational analysis in their book: "Generations: The History of America's Future 1584 to 2069." The basic premise of the book is that generational traits are cyclical, and therefore predictable. Based on that analysis, here are five ideas for how to prepare your recruiting strategy for Generation Z. More

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US health insurance cost rises sharply
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The cost of health insurance for many Americans climbed more sharply than in previous years, outstripping any growth in workers' wages and adding more uncertainty about the pace of rising medical costs. A new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit research group that tracks employer-sponsored health insurance on a yearly basis, shows that the average annual premium for family coverage through an employer reached $15,073, an increase of 9 percent over 2010. More

House immigration status-check bill faces tough road
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The House Judiciary Committee recently passed a Republican-sponsored bill that would require private businesses to use a federal program that checks the immigration status of all job applicants. The bill, the most sweeping piece of immigration legislation moving through Congress, will have a hard time getting through the full House of Representatives, let alone passing the Democrat-controlled Senate and getting a signature from President Barack Obama. More

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Clinging to paper-based administration hinders potential wellness savings
Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
All those reams of paper in your office — documents to enroll new hires in benefit plans, disenroll ineligible dependents and the like — are costing your company money. According to a new study 22 percent of companies have not automated the new hire enrollment process, and only half of employers have an automated dependent "age out" process for cancelling coverage. More

How managers may be sabotaging work-life programs
HR Morning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A lot of companies today offer great work-life programs, but are managers penalizing employees who use them? Many employees say "yes." It appears anywhere from 25-40 percent of employees in the U.S., U.K. and Germany don't feel comfortable using their employer's work-life balance programs, according to a new WorldatWork study. More

'Bring your own device' programs invade the workplace
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While there are many issues facing corporate wireless programs today, the greatest new challenge seems to be the consumerization of information technology. This increasingly used term refers to the influence that consumer technology experiences have on technology used in the workplace. More

Why teams turn toxic, and how to heal them
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Research shows that serious strife within teams takes a high toll. Among individuals, team discord leads to stress, low job satisfaction, poor productivity, anger, despair and physical ailments such as insomnia. For teams, it can impair productivity, learning, collaboration and even survival. Discord increases organizational costs when firms have to invest in coaching, performance management, conflict resolution and mediation. Finally, team toxicity affects others in an organization and consumers. How do you get a toxic team past its dysfunctional behavior? More

Unmask the ugly face of racism in the workplace
Sowetan Live    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Does an employer have a duty to protect its employees against racial discrimination in the workplace? An employee has a right not to be subjected to racial discrimination in the workplace. Failure by an employer to eliminate racist conduct in the workplace is unlawful. More

Hallmark adds sympathy cards for job loss
The Dallas Morning News via The Seattle Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Greeting-card companies have taken a cue from the nation's 9 percent unemployment rate. In a 6-by-4 inch envelope, someone can send a friend who lost his or her job a preprinted message of encouragement and sympathy. Though not available at every corner store, layoff greeting cards are being manufactured by Hallmark and sold at its stores and online. More
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