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If you find yourself giving more presentations online, you are not alone.  As companies and employees get busier and more scattered this trend will only increase.  The good news is that the web allows us access to clients or prospects we may otherwise have trouble getting in front of. The bad news is that most on-line presentations have all the sizzle of a week-old soda. Why? By Julie Hansen

Four keys to early retirement
Early retirees are among those who stand to benefit most from the Affordable Care Act. Unless one was offered retiree health care (which is quickly going the way of the dodo) or had a spouse with health benefits, an early retiree could easily be turned down for a private insurance policy or face very steep premiums. The ACA changed this in two significant ways. First, private health insurance policies are no longer medically underwritten and are mandatory-issue, so applicants cannot be turned down for pre-existing conditions. By James Osborne
With more than 400 million auctions each day, SpotXchange is ambitiously embracing the altering landscape and repurposing ad buys, as the largest global marketplace of video ad inventory, reaching roughly 200 million unique visitors in more than 50 countries monthly. The company connects thousands of publishers with advertisers, agencies, trading desks, DSPs and ad networks. By Gigi Sukin

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Looking at the past can help inform the future, and it’s a good time to look at the trends coming our way in 2014. How will advances in technology impact the business world and HR processes? How will the rise of a global marketplace change the way people are hired? How will the need for more diverse and skilled workers affect the hiring process? Here are some HR trends to consider as we move into the new year. By Pat Greer
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