Roundup: This Week’s Popular HR News from Around the Web

This week’s HR News Roundup from around the web: compliance FMLA’s 20th Anniversary, how to survive 2013’s HR changes, how to motivate millennials with technology and more!

Tips To Help Survive Human Resources Changes in 2013
The global nature of employment, coupled with the ever-changing labor regulatory environment, makes the role of human resources management a study in evolution. With the new year come updates to HR laws, best practices and employee development demands on organizations. This may prompt some businesses to revisit how they can develop their workforce, cope with global business pressure, incorporate technology into employee growth and training, and prepare for future organization transformation.

Sage HRMS STAR-INFO Newsletter
February’s Star-Info newsletter focuses on the importance of HR compliance: To Protect The Organization, HR Must Stay On Top Of Government Mandates The human resources (HR) function is at the center of most organizations’ efforts to identify, hire, and retain the people the organization needs to achieve its goals.

Think Employment Law Doesn’t Apply to You?
Think Again Even small businesses may find themselves subject to employment laws designed to cover big firms. So know the law. Quick quiz: You have 35 employees. One of your junior analysts is pregnant. Do you have to allow her to take 12 weeks off for childbirth, recovery, and bonding and provide her with the job when she returns?

DOL marks FMLA anniversary implementing some changes, rejecting others
On Tuesday, the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Department of Labor declined to implement changes to the law related to tracking very small measures of time off, but did finalize congressional amendments which included expanding benefits to veterans and civilian pilots and flight crews.

How Etsy Grew their Number of Female Engineers by Almost 500% in One Year
Kellan Elliott-McCrea (@kellan), a former architect at Flickr and co-author of the OAuth spec, is now the CTO at Etsy, the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace. During his tenure, he’s played a critical role in the company’s restructuring of its engineering organization; now, Etsy hires for diversity, particularly gender diversity. After witnessing first-hand how challenging it can be to attract women engineers, Kellan shares lessons in building a process and culture to attract female engineers.

Can Being Called “Too Flamboyant” Be Basis for State Gender Discrimination Claim?
Let’s play the “law school hypothetical” game for a minute.  (I know, not as exciting as a cat being chosen in Monopoly, but bear with me.)

Reinventing Reward Systems For A Happier Office
The Millennials already account for 40 million in the workforce, and they are set to become America’s first hundred-million-member generation. How they grew up–with mobile devices, online access, and social media–influences the way they work. And it’s influencing the way everyone will work.

Money Talks: 70 Percent of Workers Say Increased Salary is the Best Way to Boost Retention
Nearly one-third of employers (32 percent) reported that top performers left their organizations in 2012 and 39 percent are concerned that they’ll lose top talent in 2013. While most workers (66 percent) stated that they are generally satisfied with their jobs, one in four (25 percent) said they will change jobs in 2013 or 2014.

Sage February Webcast Schedule
Learn all about human resources compliance in 2013 with this month’s must-see webcasts from Sage: The Benefits of Compliance to HR Organizations: Identifying and Adopting Best Practices, The Data-Driven HR Organization: How to Achieve It and How to Benefit From It, and Trends in Compensation Management.

iRecruit Webinar Dates February 2013
Announcing the iRecruit webinar presentation schedule for February 2013. Learn how to take control of your applicant tracking process, and manage your applicants in a centralized, secure, cloud-based database.We have weekly webinar demos scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm Eastern Time (US). Or contact us at 1-800-517-9099 to schedule a webinar at your convenience.

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