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

HR News Roundup: This week we’re hosting a PPACA, What Employers Need to Know webcast, should parents get preference over the holidays, are employees shopping online at work, one employer can’t find enough workers, so they’re flying in from another state and more…. this week’s top human resources news stories from around the web.

PPACA Webinar What Employers Need To Know
CMS is excited to announce our latest educational webinar covering what employers need to know for Year-end W-2 Reporting & Compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The live webcasts will cover what you need to know from a compliance and reporting standpoint.

How to Succeed When You’re Taking Over “Someone Else’s” Role
You’ve just landed a new job or a promotion. Score! You eagerly accept, ready to tackle your new responsibilities—only to find that while you (and your manager) are thrilled about your arrival, your co-workers are less than enthusiastic.

Tips for employing veterans with PTSD
You would like to consider returning military service members for jobs with your company, but are admittedly a little nervous about the risks of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) among veterans in the civilian workplace. What do you need to know?

Menard to fly Wis. workers in to staff ND store
Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. says it will hire workers from its home base in Wisconsin and fly them to North Dakota to staff a store in Minot, which is near the state’s booming oil patch and has more jobs than takers.

Start-up Job Hoppers on the Decline
The rate of employee turnover at young businesses has decreased over the past decade. Over the last decade, “workforce churning”–the process of employers replacing employees or employees voluntarily quitting–substantially dropped, according to a new study by the Kauffman Foundation.

Should parents get preference for the holidays?
Do you have to work on Christmas day? While we tend to think of it as a big vacation day for everyone, many, many people are still punching the clock. Hospitals, pharmacies, gas stations, airlines, restaurants, movie theaters and call centers all have people working while the rest of us are opening presents.

We Subject Employees to Abuse Regardless of Gender, Race, or Age
Most employers want to be an employer of choice, says Segal, and this is not the way to go about it. Segal, who is one of SHRM’s most popular speakers, is a partner in the Philadelphia office of law firm Duane Morris LLP. His remarks came at a recent SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition.

‘Tis the season: Employees holiday shopping on your time
CyberMonday may have come and gone, but brace yourself: At least half of your employees plan to shop online during work hours between now and Christmas. According to a recent survey from CareerBuilder, 49% of employees said they’d be doing their shopping from their desks this year. That’s on par with the last several years, CareerBuilder said.

How to Deal With Chronic Complainers
You know that person who always has something to whine about? Super annoying, right? Working with a constant complainer can be a challenge for a variety of reasons. And if you’re not careful, the situation could go from an irritation to a serious career killer.

2012 Sees Modest Gains for HR Staff and Budgets
In its annual HR survey, Bloomberg BNA reported that human resources departments showed positive signs of recovery in 2012, though these gains are not expected to overcome the cuts undergone during and after the recession. For two consecutive years, beginning in 2010, HR departments were more likely to cut staff than increase them, but 2012 saw staffing gains outpace reductions by 10 percent.

HR: Play to Your Strengths to Boost Compliance 
HR has a role to play in establishing an organization’s compliance program and culture, according to workplace law experts. Breaking down cross-functional silos, building credibility by knowing relevant laws and drawing on existing competencies are the strengths and tools HR needs to use.

Sage HRMS December Webinars
Including The Benefits of Compliance to HR Organizations, Paperless Payroll with Sage Payroll PayCard, Sage HRMS HR Actions, Why Integrated Talent Management Matters, Automate the Performance Appraisal Process, iRecruit for Sage HRMS and Introduction to Sage HRMS.

Looking for more? Check out last week’s Roundup: This Week’s Top HR Stories From Around The Web, or follow @cmsbrian on Twitter for regular updates.
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