Roundup: This Week’s Popular HR News From Around The Web

HR News Roundup: This week find out how to hire engaged employees, bizarre sick day excuses and the seven failures that the DOL targets the most often, and more…. this week’s top human resources news stories from around the web.

The 7 Paycheck Failures that DOL Targets Most
DOL recently settled a case against a major construction company, whose list of legal failures
provides a good checklist of infractions every company should strive to avoid. (You’ll also avoid
the almost $1 Million fine the company will pay to settle the case.)

‘I forgot I’d been hired’ and 9 more bizarre sick-day excuses
Don’t you hate it when your new hire forgets their first day of work? CareerBuilder recently
conducted another of its always-entertaining surveys, this one on strangest sick-day excuses
employers have heard.
How to Hire Engaged Employees
Employee engagement seems to be the buzz phrase these days. But what is employee
engagement and how recruiters and hiring managers identify it in the hiring process?

Mark Schmit Appointed to Head SHRM Foundation Staff
Mark Schmit, Ph.D., SPHR, has been named the executive director of the SHRM Foundation.
Since 2010, Schmit has worked as the vice president of research for the Society for Human
Resource Management (SHRM) and has more than 25 years of experience in the HR management

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