Workforce Magazine

June 2016- currently

Tracking the Affordable Care Act

As Congress tackles health care in America, the future of the ACA could be radically different this time next year. Or not. I’m keeping tabs on important developments in the ongoing attempt to repeal and reshape the ACA.

Tracking the Affordable Care Act, Winter/Spring 2017

House Republicans Release Their Replacement Bill for Obamacare, March 2017

Trump’s Speech and the Future of Health Care, March 2017

Senate Confirms Tom Price as HHS Secretary, Feb. 2017

GOP Outlines ACA Replacement Plan, Feb. 2017

The Implications of Obamacare’s Future on the Workplace, Jan. 2017

 

Articles

Employers Embrace Telemedicine But Employees Exhibit Uncertainty, Sept. 2017

Gig Economy Workers May See Benefits Relief, Sept. 2017

Katrina Survivor on Harvey: Encourage a Sense of Normalcy in Your Workforce After a Disaster, Sept. 2017

VIDEO, Aug, 2017: Modern Workspaces: Office Design Possibilities Open Up,

Dad-Friendly Work Policies Begin Growing Up, July 2017

Digital Resources Help Balance Diabetes Management, July 2017

Contracting a Cure for Prescription Drug Costs, July 2017

2017 Workforce Game Changers home page (web design), June 2017

2017 Game Changer: Kristin Hamblock, June 2017

EAPs Shift Appeal to Court Generational Differences, May 2017

Workforce 100: It Feels Like the First Time, May 2017

2017 Workforce 100: Ranking the World’s Top Companies for HR (web design and introduction), April 2017

Weighing the Value of Workplace Wellness, March 2017

New Wellness Bill HR 1313 Gets Flak for Genetic Privacy Concerns, March 2017

Appetites for Carrots and Sticks Shift with Wellness Perks, March 2017

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See “Cos. Reach for Gender Equality Through Policy and Benefits,” Photo by Federica Valabrega.

Companies Reach for Gender Equality Through Policy and Benefits, March 2017

Arianna Huffington: Seeking to Thrive in a Wellness World, March 2017

Two Key Twitter HR Executives Leave the Nest, Feb. 2017

Gradvisor Partners with Gusto to Extend the Reach of 529 Benefits, Feb. 2017

SHRM Announces the Retirement of CEO Hank Jackson, Jan. 2017

Health Insurer Unum Expands to Offer Dental and Vision Coverage, Jan. 2017

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See “The Awesome Influence of Women in HR”

Women of HR home page (web design), Jan. 2017

The Awesome Influence of Women in HR, Jan. 2017

The Art of Human Possibility, Jan. 2017

Astutely Making Inroads, Jan. 2017

Being Light on Your Feet a Big Help in HR, Jan. 2017

Corporate Yoga: A Vehicle for Emotional Health, Jan. 2017

Castlight Acquires Jiff in First Wellness Deal of 2017, Jan. 2017

Supplemental Health Coverage Makes Employees More Responsible, Jan. 2017

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See: “Commuters Find an Alternative in Uber-WageWorks Pact”

Commuters Find an Alternative in Uber-WageWorks Pact, Dec. 2016

Push for Gender Parity Undergoes a Paradigm Shift, Dec. 2016

What Will Wellness Look Like in 2017?, Dec. 2016

Second Time’s a Charm When It Comes to Medical Opinions, Dec. 2016

Scheduling Reform Pushes Its Way into the Retail Industry, Dec.2016

SHRM Study: Health Care Remains Key Benefit for All Employee Groups, Dec.2016

A Black Belt in Life Saving, Dec.2016

Genetic Testing Gets Toothy Test as a Workplace Benefit, Nov. 2016

Taking the Pain Out of the Neck, and Back, and …, Nov. 2016

IRS Provides Some Extra Relief for Employers, Nov. 2016

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See “2016 Optimas Awards” and subsequent winners

2016 Optimas Awards home page (web design), Nov. 2016

AbbVie: Optimas 2016 General Excellence Winner, Nov. 2016

Devon Energy Corp.: Optimas Gold Winner for Benefits, Nov. 2016

Retrofit: Optimas Silver Winner for Benefits, Nov. 2016

Southern Utah University: Optimas Gold Winner for Vision , Nov. 2016

Gensler: Optimas Silver Winner for Vision, Nov. 2016

Managing Emotions in a Post-Election Workplace, Nov. 2016

Fighting a Different War: Employment in the U.S., Nov. 2016

Wearable Device Giant Fitbit Falls Short, Nov. 2016

ACA and the Election: What HR Needs To Know, video story, Nov. 2016

IBM Workers Get an Assist From Watson to Fight Cancer, Oct. 2016

Hilton Adopts More Family-Friendly Employee Benefits, Oct. 2016

Technology Making an Impact on Mental Health, Oct. 2016

Paternalistic View of Benefits Shifting, Sept. 2016

The National Business Coalition on Health Rebrands and Renames, Sept. 2016

Clinton Vs. Trump: The Workplace Winner Is …, Sept. 2016

Health Insurers Buck Self-Service Benefits Enrollment Trend, Sept. 2016

Hilton Pledges to Pay Equality for Its Female Workers, Sept. 2016

Aiming for a Shot in the Arm to Fight Flu Season, Aug. 2016

IRS Offers a Little Breathing Room on Data Transmittal, Aug. 2016

No Smoke Screen Here, Aug. 2016

Huffington’s Move to the Corporate Wellness Space Was Smart: Here’s Why, Aug. 2016

Employers Can Swat Zika Concerns with Education Push, Aug. 2016

2016 Game Changer: Dwayne Watkins, July 2016

2016 Game Changer: Dan Schawbel, July 2016

2016 Game Changer: Jason Hite, July 2016

 

Articles for Talent Economy

What U.S. Execs Can Learn About Business Culture from Other Countries, Aug 2017

The New Employer-Employee Social Contract (section 3 out of 4), May 2017

Tech VS You: Technology and the Talent Economy, March 2017

 

Articles for Chief Learning Officer

Learning in Practice Awards, 2016, Excellence in Technology Innovation winners: Intrepid Learning, Abilitie & Peak Seven Consulting, and Degreed, Dec. 2016

Learning in Practice Awards, 2016, The Strategy Award, Division 1 winners: Michele Parks, Michelle Braden, Melissa Hess, Dec. 2016

Learning in Practice Awards, 2016, The Strategy Award, Division 2 winners: John Kostek, Deborah McCuiston, Ann Marie Sidman, Dec. 2016

 

Working Well: A Blog on Corporate Wellness, Frasier-centric Posts

As somebody who was raised on the ’90s sitcom Frasier, I use this blog as an opportunity to connect the television show with contemporary topics around mental health and mental illness in the workplace.  

Making a Business Case for Mental Health, Jan. 2017

Working Unwell: Mental Health by Profession, Nov. 2016

Is Your Workforce Happy?, Oct. 2016

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See “‘Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs’ in the 21st Century,” photo credit: Google Images

‘Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs’ in the 21st Century, Aug. 2016

 

Working Well: A Blog On Corporate Wellness, Other Posts

Who Is the Healthiest Employer?, Sept. 2017

Fitbit Captivate Conference: Behavioral Economics, HIPAA and More, Sept. 2017

It’s Evident That Paid Family Leave Has Bipartisan Agreement, Sept. 2017

Some Constructive Criticism on Health Savings Accounts, Aug. 2017

Incentives, Penalties and Disagreements in Workplace Wellness, Aug. 2017

Finding the Right Balance for Employees in Office Design, Aug. 2017

This Week in Controversial Workplace Benefits, Aug. 2017

Loneliness Creeps into Workplace Wellness World, July 2017

Some Constructive Criticism on Wellness, July 2017

The Convergence of Health and Wealth, June 2017

Last Thoughts on SHRM17 and Tropical Storm Cindy, June 2017

To Encourage Health, You Just Need a Little Nudge, June 2017

Benefits Are a Large, Important Part of Total Compensation , June 2017

The Power of Collective Influence, the Cost of Misdiagnosis and More, May 2017

A Benefits Round-up: Thought-provoking Ideas of the Week, May 2017

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See “Green Thumbs and Living Walls in Urban Areas”

Green Thumbs and Living Walls in Urban Areas, May 2017

Structuring a Remote Working Program, April 2017

Burnout in Health Care and Beyond, April 2017

One Employee Says He’s Sick of Wellness Carrots and Sticks, April 17

Got Breast Milk? These Female Business Travelers Do, March 2017

Overuse of Physical Therapy a Growing Pain Point for Workers’ Comp Costs, March 2017

Some Offices Designing Ways to Help Employees Move More, Feb. 2017

Health Care Cost Shifting Doesn’t Hold Up in the Long Term, Feb. 2017

Health Literacy Empowers Employees to Make Better Decisions, Feb. 2017

Mindfulness to Help Mothers Stop from Losing Their Mind, Jan. 2017

Chattering Colleagues or Sounds of Silence: Which Is Golden for the Workplace?, Jan. 2017

The Opioid Addiction Epidemic Grows in the Workplace, Dec. 2016

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See: “Mindfulness Isn’t Supposed to Be a Cure-all”

Mindfulness Isn’t Supposed to Be a Cure-all,  Dec. 2016

Stand Up for Working Well, Dec. 2016

Parental Leave Predictions Under the Trump Administration, Dec.2016

Working Unwell: Mental Health by Profession, Nov. 2016

The Whole World Wants to Work Well, Nov. 2016

Retiring Well: How to Convince Employees to Save Enough, Nov. 2016

Corporate Travel Benefits Extend to Non-Business Travelers, Nov. 2016

A Whole New Employee Engagement Model, Nov. 2016

Employers’ Greatest Concerns This Election Cycle, oct. 2016

Corporate Wellness: Get Your Namaste On, Oct. 2016

My Second HR Conference: Finally Getting the Hang of It, Oct. 2016

Employers See the Value of Value-Based Health Care Plans, Oct. 2016

Workday Rising — My First HR Conference, Sept. 2016

Back to Basics: Appealing to a Multigenerational Workforce, Aug. 2016

Pay Equity Act a Step Toward Gender Equality, Aug. 2016

Companies Can Support Breastfeeding Moms as They Return to Work, Aug. 2016

Internship Articles: Workforce

Business Travel After Brussels: The New Normal?, Spring 2016

HR and IT: The Dynamic Duo in Cybersecurity, Spring 2016

HR and IT: The Dynamic Duo in Fighting Cybersecurity Risks, Spring 2016

A Collector’s Item: Debt Agency Adds Headhunting Program , Spring 2016

Let’s Take a Look at Facebook at Work, Spring 2016

Mulling a Music Video? You Know It’s All About That Basic Engagement, Spring 2016

Glassdoor Names HR Manager a Best Job for 2016, Spring 2016

Annul the Annual Survey? Some Experts Think You Should, Spring 2016

Re-engaging With William Kahn 25 Years After He Coined Term Employee Engagement, Spring 2016

Virtually Anywhere: This Office Comes With Windows … or Mac Software, Fall 2015

In Telecommuting, Women Find Fewer Opportunities Than Men, Fall 2015

Tenaris: Optimas Gold Winner for Training , Fall 2015

Red Robin: Optimas Silver Winner for Training, Fall 2015

Oakland County, Michigan: Optimas Gold Winner for Innovation, Fall 2015

Global ILabs: Optimas Silver Winner for Innovation, Fall 2015

Automatic Transmission: Enter the Chief Automation Officer, Fall 2015

From Fallout From Falling Sandwiches to Stuck Cats, Workers Get Creative With Excuses, Fall 2015

Sharing Economy: Business Travelers Slow to Start ‘Sharing’, Fall 2015

Internship Articles: Chief Learning Officer

To Outsource or Not to Outsource, Aug. 2016

Learning Technology’s Role in Recruiting for Culture Fit, June 2016

Does Your Company Value Intrapreneurship?, June 2016

The Impact of Big Data in Decisions, May 2016

Making the Right Choice When There Is None, May 2016

Sidley Austin Strives for Talent, Teamwork, and Results, May 2016

Vanguard Devotes Year to Learning Innovation, May 2016

Vi’s Breakthrough in Leadership Development, May 2016

Deloitte Focuses on Learners’ Strengths, May 2016

Learning Should Be Focused on Development, Not Delivery, May 2016

How to Avoid the Messy Mentor-Mentee Breakup, May 2016

Gain Leadership Skills Without an MBA, April 2016

How to Fix Common Employee Learning Blunders, April 2016

What’s Trending in Executive Education?, March 2016

Tap the Full Potential of Big Data in Learning, March 2016

How Do You Manage Remote Workers?, Feb. 2016

‘Legoizing’ Your Learning, Feb. 2016

How U.S. Leaders Can Gain Cultural Awareness, Feb. 2016

Are Authentic Leaders Hard to Find?, Jan 2016

Adult Learning Programs Growing in Some Midwestern States, Dec. 2015

Learning in Practice 2015: Excellence in Social Learning, Dec. 2015

How Do You Deliver Learning?, Dec. 2015

Learning in Practice 2015: Business Impact Division 2 Winners, Nov. 2015

Learning in Practice 2015: Business Impact Division 1 Winners, Nov. 2015

Jay Cross: Learning Guru Dies, But His Lessons Live On, Nov. 2015

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