September 22, 2017

STAFFLINK’S BLOG – SEPT 22 – Future of Work | HR and the Equifax Breach | Healthcare Battle

This week we take a look at McKinsey & Co.’s thoughts on the future, tips for securing your employee data following the Equifax breach, and Congress’s latest attempt to pass a healthcare bill. Also, it’s time to use the new Form I-9. Plus, scientists’ tips for happiness.

What the future holds: This month’s McKinsey Quarterly included the McKinsey & Co.’s advice on Getting Ready for the Future of Work. Their take– as automation and artificial intelligence continues to encroach on traditionally human job roles, lifetime learning and willingness to pivot will determine individual success. In the future, flexibility and agility will trump fixed skills.

What HR teams need to know after the Equifax incident: HR teams will need all the agility they can muster to stay one step ahead of identity thieves following the recent Equifax breach. Human Resource Executive Online’s George LaRocque explains why employers’ dependence on static identifiers (including social security numbers and other personal identifying information) to manage payroll and benefits leaves them vulnerable and what they can do about it in HR’s Role After the Equifax Breach.

Start using the new I-9 form: The deadline to begin using the new Form I-9 has passed. As of September 18, 2017, employers should be using the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (USCIS) revised Form I-9 for new hires. In Time to Start Using New Form I-9, SHRM’s Roy Maurer details what’s changed on the form and where employers can learn more.

The Affordable Care Act is in the crosshairs again: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Congress seems to be taking this advice to heart as they work to meet a September 30 repeal and replace deadline. Employers Advised to Stay Tuned as Another Healthcare Bill Heats Up, reads the headline for HR Daily Advisor’s article by Tammy Binford reporting the details of this latest healthcare bill.

Finding happiness isn’t as hard as you think: Inc. contributor Marcel Schwantes tells us how easy it is in 3 New Things Science Say You Should Do to Become Happy. The big reveal? Don’t worry be happy and enjoy the ride. If you don’t find your zen in chill, try Jeff Haden’s The 6 High Performance Habits Only Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science instead.

Speaking of the future of work and HR, one thing applicants can do is avoid some of these ‘worst’ real interview answers ever – from the LinkedIn archives.  Enjoy.