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

This week’s HR News Roundup from around the web: This week the news is dominated by the Flu and how it’s affecting workplaces, iRecruit customer Signal 88 Security were featured in an episode of A&E TV’s Be The Boss, 5 things the EEOC will focus on in 2013 and more…

Sage HRMS STAR-INFO Newsletter
Introducing our new Sage HRMS newsletter STAR-INFO. This month focuses on key human resource issues – five trends you need to stay on top of, the latest Sage HRMS product news, and training.

Sage HRMS Customer Alert
This alert applies to our Sage Abra Suite customers with payroll.
The IRS has released updated income tax withholding tables for 2013 that reflect the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed earlier this week). Our plan is to make a service release available to customers as soon as possible incorporating these changes. At the time of this Alert, our aim is to have this available by end of next week, January 11, 2013.

CMS iRecruit Customer on A&E TV’s Be The Boss
iRecruit customers Signal 88 Security appeared on an episode of A&E TV’s Be The Boss this past weekend. The new reality show is a competition-based series that pits two employees of a franchise-based company in the battle of a lifetime, competing for the chance to become the owner of their very own franchise.

5 issues that the EEOC has said it will focus on
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s strategic plan for 2012 to 2016 identifies the areas it will focus on, including issues related to discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII and pregnancy accommodations.

Compliance in 2013: Are You Prepared? Sage HRMS January Webcasts:
The Benefits of Compliance to HR Organizations: Identifying and Adopting Best Practices
Compliance–the very thought of implementing an HR “compliance system” typically strikes terror in the minds of HR managers and IT professionals alike. Attend this live webcast and learn what an HR best practice compliance system consists of, its benefits to your HR organization, and how to achieve it cost-effectively.

Why pay and benefits aren’t enough to prevent turnover
Sure, competitive pay and top-notch benefits are great, but new research suggests they’re not enough to keep top performers from jumping ship. Sixty-seven percent of U.S. employees are staying with their current employer because of a “work/life fit,” according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association. That’s more than the number of workers who said salary (59%) or benefits (60%) were their primary reasons for their loyalty.

Is Your HR Team Making This Hiring Mistake?
The hiring process can be a difficult time regardless of the kind of position or number of placements being handled. Every person in a company forms helps contribute to the support network that holds the company together, and the failure of one individual could result in far-reaching repercussions for the rest of the establishment. With that in mind, HR personnel understand that the decisions they make regarding job offers could make a dramatic difference in the organization as a whole.

Payroll Card Conveniences
Cashing in on the convenience of a payroll card is beneficial to both employers and staff members alike. These payroll cards are an alternative payroll processing option, where instead of issuing a paper check or directly depositing money into a worker’s account on a regular basis; funds are electronically issued to a specific debit card in the person’s name. These cards function much the same way as a conventional debit account, but they do come with added perks for companies and consumers that use them.

5 Ways to Avoid the Flu in the Workplace
Someone close to you is probably suffering from the flu — a loved one, a co-worker, or the guy who was breathing on you on the train this morning. It’s been an early, and especially nasty, start to this year’s flu season.

About CMS

CMS is a Sage HRMS Business Partner, providing Sage HRMS software solutions to the North East and beyond. CMS has been providing Sage HRMS (Human Resource Management Systems), Recruiting, Payroll, Benefits Enrollment, Training, Time and Attendance, Employee Self Service, and Work Opportunity Tax Credits solutions since 1997. Call CMS Today For a Free Assessment of Your HR & Payroll Software Needs at 1-800-517-9099

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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