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ObamaCare Prices are finally Revealed -Significant choice and lower than expected premiums available in the new Health Insurance Marketplace

Obamacare Premiums Report Shows Low Prices For Uninsured With Wide Variation - average Monthly Cost across the US is $328

A new report released today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that in state after state, consumers will see increased competition in the Health Insurance Marketplace, leading to new and affordable choices for consumers.  According to the report, consumers will be able to choose from an average of 53 health plans in the Marketplace,



Grow HR into Something Big

 I’ve enjoyed watching the evolution of HR throughout my career. Gone are the days when HR’s primary role was to handle the Administration and Compliance requirements of the employee population. It wasn’t that long ago that being responsible for the Talent Management for those employees was HR’s primary mission.


How volunteering equals work experience on your resume.

Youthful job seekers don’t have much work experience per se, so don’t know what to put on their first resume. They may have a asset they don’t realize is just as experienced as ‘real’ or ‘paid’ work – their volunteer experience. Even the Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop or the little league baseball team can be a volunteer event that equates to ‘work experience.’


EEOC Holds Both Staffing Firms and Staffing Clients Responsible Under EEO Laws

Recently, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against Hire Dynamics, a staffing firm (click here for the EEOC press release).  According to the complaint, after a Hire Dynamics employee filed a charge of discrimination against one of its clients, the staffing firm retaliated by failing to give the employee any further job assignments or opportunities.


Five Ways to Avoid Disparate Impact in Pre-Employment Background Checks

If your company’s pre-employment testing process for new hires includesbackground checks and credit reports, please heed warning. The EEOC warns against using credit reports in employment-based decisions as they can create a “disparate impact,” arguing that credit scores in certain protected classes tend to be lower than in others. In recent years, they have tried to bring a few cases to court on these grounds.


HCX Facts

Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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