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

HR News Roundup: This week you could not miss superstorm Sandy, how it affected workers, it’s open enrollment time, and more…. this week’s top human resources news stories from around the web.

To Deal With Superstorm Sandy’s Aftermath, SHRM, OSHA Offer Key People Management Strategies
 Superstorm Sandy forced many businesses to shutter this week. To prepare for the hurricane, a number of companies in New York and along the Eastern Seaboard made the decision to close before the storm hit. Some have reopened, but many remain closed or in limited operation.

Hurricane Sandy Raises Wage and Hour Issues 
Unusually severe storms like Hurricane Sandy can result in unusual working arrangements that raise out-of-the-ordinary wage and hour questions.

The Law of Diminishing Title Return
“I don’t care what you call me – my title is meaningless!” Have you heard this?  If you’re in HR long enough – you’ll hear this a number of times over your career.  You know who says this?  People making a lot of money, people who’ve been out of work and are just happy to have a job, or people who’ve been around so long they actually really don’t care anymore!

The Razor Thin Margin of HR
The thinness comment woke me up. I’d been nodding off all week due to horrible jet lag, and sitting there in the opening keynote of HR Tech Europe last week was no exception.

Time for Open Enrollment
Open enrollment season is upon us, and as employers, we have an obligation to educate our employees about their benefits. Not just a “nice to,” to help employees make good choices for their families, this education also lets employees know what their employer is spending for their benefits above and beyond their base salary. This helps employees understand and appreciate their complete compensation package.

The Benefits of Helping Improve Employee Self-Esteem
When your employees have high self-esteem they hold a high opinion of their own value or self-worth. Someone who thinks highly of themselves is more confident in their ability to succeed. If you have employees that struggle with their self-esteem, you may notice that they are more reserved or slower to share their ideas in team based environments.

14 Things You Should Do On Your Lunch Break Every Day
How do you spend your lunch break? Do you quickly chow down a sandwich at a nearby deli with your eyes glued to your Blackberry? Do you devour a salad at your desk with one hand on your keyboard? Perhaps you skip lunch altogether because you have “too much on your plate.”

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