HR News RoundUp

This week’s top stories in HR:

Upcoming Webinars
Our upcoming #hr webinars include Crystal Report of the Month Benefit Census Report, Payroll Your Way, iRecruit for Sage HRMS:

Sage Year End Payroll Training – Sign Up Today
With the end of the year approaching quickly, you will have even more to accomplish and not much time to get it done. With so much on your plate, you don’t want to go into it feeling unprepared. Sage is here to help with specialized classroom, online, and regional live training courses designed to help you make your payroll processes easier, close the year end without stress, and eliminate errors.

The 10 Commandments of Employee Onboarding
Much like the dreaded first day of school, the first day at a new job is rife with potential for embarrassing oneself – from getting lost on the way to the bathroom, to forgetting important paperwork, to not knowing the rules (both explicit and unspoken). But as nerve-wracking as starting a new job is for new employees, this time is no trip to wine country for managers either.

10 Tips for the HR Manager: Open Enrollment Communications
Getting employees to understand and take advantage of benefits during open enrollment periods is big challenge for many HR managers. This paper looks for new ideas on communicating benefit plans from professional marketers, knowledge management experts, and social media gurus. Learn about marketing principles such as targeting the right audience, drawing them in, and measuring results. Plus, find out how to effectively reach employees through multiple channels including video and mobile communications to increase engagement and retention.

Affordable Care Act Timeline
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has caused confusion with requirements and deadlines. This timeline provides the numerous elements to assist HR professionals with what to do and when to do it.

Six Steps to Prepare for the Affordable Care Act  
Given the current composition of Congress, it is unlikely employers’ obligations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be significantly curtailed by Jan. 1, 2014, when many provisions go into effect. Employers should formulate and commence their action plans now by taking the six steps described below.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Cubicle
Around 70 percent of U.S. offices are now “open plan.” And most people hate them. Many people claim that they are too noisy and too distracting. It’s hard to concentrate, especially if you’re always being interrupted. Others say that, however well-intended the design might be, it hinders collaboration because it’s so hard to have a vigorous debate without drawing attention.

How to Deal With a Snow Day?
Ready for a big storm? It’s time to talk about pay for inclement weather days. Winter is almost here. Fall will pass and companies need to be prepared for upcoming storms with a bad weather procedure. In fact, looking at the weather map this morning, snow was predicted starting mid-week through the weekend.

How Office Control Freaks Can Learn to Let Go
An internal battle rages inside many high performers who advance from positions where they thrived as individual contributors to positions that require them to depend on others. On the one hand, they pride themselves on knowing more than anyone else about their area and like feeling confident in their abilities to deliver exceptional work. On the other, the scope of their new responsibilities no longer makes keeping up on all the details possible —or even preferable.

4 Ways to Keep Your Millennial Workers Happy
Are you reluctant to hire millennial workers because you believe these free-spirited 20-somethings will leave your business for greener pastures after you’ve invested time and money in training them? Popular opinion of millennials portrays them as members of a “free agent nation,” happily hopping from job to job. But the reality is far different.

Boo: Stories that Will Make HR Scream
With Halloween around the corner, we’ve decided to put together a list of some of the scariest HR Strange but True! stories from this year, guaranteed to frighten any HR pro.
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