HR News Round Up

Join us on Friday mornings – grab a cup of coffee and get your read on – we’ll take a look back through some of the important and sharable HR news that came across our newsfeeds this week:

Trump issues ACA executive order: The fallout for employers (@ HR Morning)
One of President Donald Trump’s first orders of business when he took office was issuing an executive order on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since then, much has been written about the order’s potential effect on the individual marketplace. Now, it’s time to address how it could impact employer plans.

Performance Review Peril: Adobe Study Shows Office Workers Waste Time and Tears (@ Adobe)
Eighty-eight percent of U.S. office workers surveyed report going through structured performance reviews, which include written reviews, often with rankings and ratings, on a mandated frequency. Many respondents say these reviews drive competition among coworkers, increase personal stress, and result in dramatic reactions such as crying and quitting.

Best Practices for Engaging Hiring Managers with iRecruit
Getting your hiring managers involved with the recruiting can be a challenge involving a lot of follow up on the part of the recruiter or HR team. With iRecruit we offer flexible ways for you to engage your hiring managers throughout the hiring process.

WOTC’s Newest Category: Long-Term Unemployed
The recent renewal and expansion of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit added a new target group: the Long-Term Unemployment Recipient.

What Matters More to Your Workforce than Money (@  Harvard Business Review)
Economists have long argued that money doesn’t buy happiness. But compensation is still a major factor for us when we’re considering where to work. What do we know about how more pay influences employees’ motivations?

Can Your Boss Force You to Wear High Heels? (@ INC,)
A British woman started a revolution. Should it come across the pond?

Do Hiring Managers Discriminate Against Asian Candidates? (@ Workology)
According to a new study, candidates with names of Asian origin are less likely to book interviews. The joint Ryerson Munk School of Business and University of Toronto study found that even when Asian candidates had higher degrees and better resumes than other applicants, they still landed fewer interviews — and obviously, were therefore less likely to get the job.

Why Women Quit Working: It’s Not for the Reasons Men Do (@ NY Times)
The go-to explanations for why so many men — even in their prime working years — have dropped out of the labor force do not apply to Krystin Stevenson.

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