The Talent Docket: August 30, 2016

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Today’s top talent stories from around the web.

U.S. firms are struggling to find job candidates that can communicate clearly, problem solve, take initiative and get along with co-workers, reports The Wall Street Journal (Paywall).

The Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces are in trouble, with ripple effects that could eventually influence employer-sponsored health care benefits. The New York Times has more.

Today’s skills shortage is based primarily on the lack of certain “hard,” or highly technical, skills in the market. But, according to FiveThirtyEight, the key to a high-paying job may be based on people’s ability to interact with other people.

Amazon, known for its bruising work culture, is testing a 30-hour workweek for some of its technical teams, although their pay will be reduced, reports Quartz.

Is the term “artificial intelligence” more hype than substance? According to The New Yorker, the term is turning into yet another buzzword hijacked by marketers.