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StaffLink’s Week Ending January 12 Highlights

StaffLink’s Small Business Highlights for this second full week in January include HR trends and healthcare jobs predictions. Plus, a guide to investigating sexual harassment claims and tips for encouraging your employees to work harder. Also, you’ll find an update on the DOL’s proposed association health plans rule and a look at the best in tech in this week’s edition.

Jobs are changing and so is the role of HR.

Demographic shifts and the adoption of new technologies are driving changes in HR from job design to recruiting practices. This Forbes article by Chee Tung Leong points to Four Key HR Trends to Watch in 2018. Will employers and employees prosper in the growing gig economy? What new benefits and compensation models will be needed to ensure that they do?

The high risks and rewards of advancing technology and its effect on healthcare jobs.

The past few years have seen incredible developments in medical technology. But new threats posed by runaway data and sophisticated biological tools have developed too. Forbes’ contributor Reenita Das discusses how new tools and technologies will shape the healthcare profession in 10 Future Healthcare Jobs to Watch.  

The one employee incentive that works.

According to a recent study (and common sense), the promise of upward mobility is a powerful motivator. Employees who believe they have an equal shot at success are more productive than those who believe the system is rigged.

In This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It’s Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks), Inc. contributor Jeff Haden share details of the study’s findings.

Dealing with sexual harassment: Be prepared to handle complaints.

After a sexual harassment complaint has been made is not the time to decide how your organization will handle one. Mishandling an accusation can cost an organization its time, money, and reputation. SHRM’s Dori Meinert advises employers to learn what to do before they need to do it.

In How to Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations, Meinert outlines a step by step process businesses can use to get up to speed on this sensitive topic.

Potential good news for small businesses seeking employee healthcare coverage.

SHRM’s Stephen Miller reported this week on a proposal by the Department of Labor that would allow small businesses greater access to association healthcare plans. Miller explains how the proposed rule would work in DOL Proposes Rule to Expand Association Health Plans for Small Employers. The DOL is accepting comments on the proposal through March 6.

CES 2018 in 2 Minutes

With the Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2018 taking place in Las Vegas this week, tech talk is everywhere. If you can’t attend the conference you can still see what all the fuss is about.

Just check out this video:

2018 HEALTHCARE PLAN TRENDS | STRONG ECONOMY | BITCOIN | OSHA TOP 10

StaffLink’s Week Ending December 15 Highlights

This week StaffLink is bringing you tips on making the best of your day and of your Bitcoin investment. Plus, good news about the economy.

For our friends in HR, this week’s highlights include a free report on coming trends in healthcare benefits, new legislative developments, and a rundown of the top ten OSHA violations. We also found an infographic detailing how 2018’s HR environment will change.

And, for a bit of holiday cheer, a Christmas-themed ad to view.

Free report on healthcare from StaffLink to you.

Just in time to for you to snuggle up and read over the holidays, we bring you our 2018 HR Trends: Healthcare Plans Summary. Learn what to expect and how much it may cost with our free download.

2018 EMPLOYEE HEALTHCARE TRENDS

Learning something new every day.

Business Insider’s Erin Brodwin looked at the research and made a list of do’s and don’ts for having the ideal day. She shared the results in this article: What your daily routine should look like, according to science.

Wait? You already knew all those tips? Okay then, here’s something else you can learn about today. Try this video: Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in 2 Minutes from Inc.’s Guadalupe Gonzalez.

Good news on the jobs front to close out 2017.

In Employers Report Strong Job Growth, Unemployment Holds Steady, SHRM’s Roy Maurer treats us to a review of several November economic reports. Maurer writes that wages rose slightly and 228,000 U.S. jobs were added in November.

Proposed legislation seeks to limit mandatory arbitration in harassment cases.

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week seeks to prevent employers from keeping sexual harassment claims out of the courthouse writes SHRM’s Lisa Nagele-Piazza in New Bill Would Ban Mandatory Arbitration for Sexual Harassment Claims. However, experts interviewed by Nagele-Piazza point out that if a workplace situation has reached the point of arbitration or litigation, matters are already far out of hand.

Is your workplace free of these common safety risks?

The work comp pros at SFM have prepared a slide show featuring the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s top ten safety violations of 2017. The linked article also includes a list of SFM resources for addressing each of these violations to help ensure a safe workplace for all.

Looking forward to 2018 and what it will be like for HR teams.

SHRM’s Beth Mirza made a list (and maybe even checked it twice) of what HR will look like next year. She puts it all together in this clever infographic, What’s Out and What’s In for 2018.  

Speaking of lists, this ad tops British viewer’s list as the best Christmas Ad for 2017. Well, of course, they did! This ad features Paddington. Enjoy.