What's Keeping HR Staff Up at Night?: Guest Opinion
When asked recently what HR’s two primary challenges are, the issues that quickly come to mind as an HR practitioner and strategic thinker are navigating through the stormy sea of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, and talent management.
Employees are looking to HR professionals for direction. In fact, nearly 100% of employees expect to receive information and education related to healthcare reform from their employers. However, only 13% of companies think educating their employees about healthcare reform is an important issue. At the same time, executives are counting on HR to make informed decisions to drive business results. Together, these two challenges, healthcare and talent management, seem to be constantly intertwined and are enough to keep your HR people up at night.