Obamacare's Impact on Hiring and Recruiting

By Allison Reilly Tue, Dec 17,2013 @ AM

Under the new health care law, employers with more than 50 employees are required to provide health insurance, or face fines. The new law and its rules have started a lot of debate on how these changes will impact businesses and their hiring decisions. Some experts argue that there will be a period of uncertainty and open positions as companies, especially small and medium-sized businesses, figure out what their costs are going to be before they start hiring full time workers again. An October 2013 survey of 500 businesses found that 78% of them said Obamacare will have no impact on their hiring plans. So, what's really going on with Obamacare and hiring and recruiting?

Topics: recruiting, recruitment process outsourcing, hiring and recruiting news, employers, competitive workplace


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Topics: competitive workplace, workplace best practices

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