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    The Importance of Work-Life Balance

    Posted by Employer Flexible

    Many of today's executives, managers and employees continually check their phone or personal laptop for work-related emails when they should be spending time relaxing with their family. Consider this 2016 survey from Deloitte that revealed that Americans collectively check their phones 8 billion times per day, which comes out to an average of 46 checks per day for each American.

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    Topics: Continuous Learning, HR Trends, Productivity

    Interview Preparation Action Items

    Posted by Employer Flexible

    Use this checklist to help you prepare for the hiring and interview process for an open position in your organization.

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    Topics: Interview Toolkit

    Rethinking Performance Reviews

    Posted by Employer Flexible

    Why Annual Reviews Are No Longer Adequate

    Over the past few years, there has been a seismic shift in thinking when it comes to performance reviews. Most HR managers, department leaders and — perhaps most of all, employees — will love the fact that many leaders are rethinking performance reviews. 

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    Topics: Continuous Learning, HR Trends, Productivity

    Basic Interview Checklist

    Posted by Employer Flexible

    Consider the items on this checklist when conducting an interview:

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    Topics: Interview Toolkit

    The Benefits of Continuous Learning in the Workplace

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    Agile and Skilled Employees are Essential Components of a Workplace Today

    The modern workplace relies heavily on employees who actively seek and quickly absorb new information. These agile and skilled employees can help your business thrive in today's fast-paced, highly competitive and continually evolving business world. 

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    Topics: Continuous Learning, HR Trends, Productivity

    How Can I Help You? Chatbots and the Future of HR.

    Posted by Employer Flexible

    An emerging trend that is certainly on the rise for HR is artificial intelligence, commonly known as “AI.” Chatbots, more specifically, are computer programs designed to simulate a conversation with human users.

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    Topics: AI, Chatbots

    White House Announces Some ACA Subsidies Will End

    Posted by Employer Flexible

    On Oct. 12, 2017, the White House announced that it will no longer reimburse insurers for cost-sharing reductions made available to low-income individuals through the Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), effective immediately. Because Congress did not pass an appropriation for this expense, the Trump administration has taken the position that it cannot lawfully make the cost-sharing reduction payments.

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    Topics: Affordable Care Act, ACA Compliance

    Employer Flexible Prepares for Hurricane Harvey

    Posted by Employer Flexible

    To ensure the safety of our colleagues, Employer Flexible’s Houston office will be closed Monday, August 28, 2017 through Wednesday, August 30, 2017. 

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    New Form I-9 Released for Use in September

    Posted by Employer Flexible

    On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, issued an updated version of Form I-9: Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9). Under federal law, every employer that recruits, refers for a fee or hires an individual for employment in the United States must complete a Form I-9.

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    What if the Employer Mandate is Repealed?

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    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer affordable, minimum value health coverage to their full-time employees in order to avoid possible penalties. Because this employer mandate has been criticized as burdensome for employers and an impediment to business growth, it seems likely that its repeal will be part of any Republican plan to repeal and replace the ACA.

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