December 2016

BTHR Solutions


Happy Holidays!

Tax Policy and Employee Benefits in the Trump Era

Top Benefit Trends of 2016

The Next 10 Years May Be Ugly For Your 401(k)

New Chatbot Takes the "Human" Out of Human Resources

Starbucks Expands Healthcare Benefits For US Employees

10 Of The Most Ridiculous Resume Mistakes Ever Made


10 Of The Most Ridiculous Resume Mistakes Ever Made

Crafting a resume takes a lot of time and effort, so don't let a typo, or worse a lie, land yours in the garbage.

1) Misspelling Your Own Name
An applicant's name was autocorrected from "Flin" to "Flintstone." His name was Freddie.

2) Telling a Fairy Tale
An applicant said she was a prince in a previous life.

3) Forgetting to Spell Check
An applicant claimed to pay great attention to detail, but the word "attention" was misspelled.

4) Providing Random Information
An applicant included "taking long walks" as a skill.

5) Blatant Lying
An applicant claimed he had worked at a federal prison. A background check determined he was actually incarcerated at the prison during that time.

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Featured Job

Affordable Care Act Consultant

Natick, MA


At least 5 years of health plan administration experience and knowledge of ACA compliance and reporting requirements

Ability to build strong relationships internally and with clients

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Happy Holidays! Sending Our
Best Wishes for 2017
by Sam Gruenbaum, President, BTHR Solutions

Another year is coming to end and as always, all of us at BTHR Solutions want to say thanks for the opportunities we have had to work with many of you during 2016. Whether we are helping you find a position or helping you fill one, we remain dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction in working with us and always hope to exceed your expectations.

2016 has certainly been an eventful year but it is looking like 2017 has the potential to be one for the history books. There are so many HR related issues in the news on a daily basis as we await a new administration that I won’t even attempt to list them, but the challenges and opportunities that will be coming down the road are sure to keep us all interested and very busy regardless of our individual political leanings.

BTHR will be here to support you in every way possible and we hope to have the chance to work with you soon. In the meantime, we wish you and yours a very happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2017.

Tax Policy and Employee Benefits in the Trump Era
Over the last several weeks we have seen evidence of a President Trump who may be both more moderate and pragmatic than the rhetoric of his campaign suggests. If this trend continues, how might his pragmatism affect the much-ballyhooed changes to the Affordable Care Act? One answer might be found in the confluence of tax reform and ACA repeal and replace.

Top Benefit Trends of 2016: Problem-Solving Products and Election-Fueled Uncertainty
Employee Benefit Adviser examines the trends that benefit professionals discussed and debated in the past year.

The Next 10 Years May Be Ugly for Your 401(k)
It doesn’t seem like much to ask for—a 5 percent return. But the odds of making even that on traditional investments in the next 10 years are slim, according to a new report from investment advisory firm Research Affiliates. One message that Research Affiliates hopes people will take away is that the high returns of the past came with a price: lower returns in the future.

New Chatbot Takes The "Human" Out of Human Resources
Some of the questions you ask your human resources department could soon be answered by, well, non-humans. That's the concept behind a start-up that has developed a chatbot to replace some of HR departments' more mundane daily tasks.

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