In case you haven’t heard, as of 12:01 a.m. this morning, thefederal government is closed. Your business will feel this shutdown in many ways, including in your interactions with the federal agencies that enforce the various labor and employment laws. Each has posted on its website a contingency plan for operations during the shutdown.
Each day, thousands of professionals who specialize in recruiting physicians for hospitals, medical groups, community health centers and other organizations wonder if there is anything that could make their jobs easier.
Nothing provides a warm, fuzzy feeling better than a business professional recommendation for capabilities and work performance.In the last part of the 20th Century, recommendations were normally provided via letterhead, and in many cases it was hard to pin down the ‘boss’ to get the recommendation or referral letter typed up, signed, and delivered.A manila file-folder with letters of references was a vital job search tool – the final ‘star’ piece in an interview conclusion.
First it was pensions and now it‘s health coverage! Are employees going to take it on the chin again?
Defined Benefit Pension Plans:
Years ago, Wall Street pressures forced many CFOs and HR professionals in public companies to switch from traditional defined benefit pension (“DB”) plans to 401(k) plans. Wall Street wanted to see companies cap their costs and liabilities and shift the investment risks, savings risks and longevity risks to their employees.