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

This week’s HR News Roundup from around the web: State of the Union focus on jobs, how asking employees to get second opinions saves money, why it pays to pay interns and more!

WOTC Webinars February and March 2013
Learn how to take full advantage of your WOTC Tax Credits. Learn about new legislation, what’s upcoming and how much you could potentially save using the WOTC. Select a webinar below to speak to a WOTC expert.

When your boss doesn’t trust your doctor
Before you get that next surgery, it’s not your spouse or best friend who may ask you to get a second opinion — but your employer. Companies are increasingly encouraging workers to seek additional medical opinions before proceeding with expensive medical treatments — and they’re using both financial carrots and sticks.

Obama’s State of the Union shifts focus to economy, jobs
President Obama outlined plans Tuesday to revive American prosperity by rebuilding “a thriving middle class,” calling it the “true engine of America’s economic growth” during his annual State of the Union Address.

Five Signs Your Star Employee Is About to Leave
Corporate leadership is no cakewalk these days, with competitors nipping at your heels and customers, vendors and investors clamoring for your attention. As a leader, you have some sources of gratification besides the paycheck. (After all, when do you have time to spend it?) One of the aspects of a leadership job most frequently cited as a source of satisfaction is the ability to cultivate a protégé (or more than one).

SHRM Offers Performance Management Standard
Employers large or small looking for help when it comes to launching or improving their performance-management strategy can now turn to the Society for Human Resource Management’s latest standard.

Telltale Signs You Have Lost Work Life Balance
Have you lost work/life balance? Maybe you never had it in the first place. Fortunately, there are some telltale signs that you’ve teetered over the edge. Review the following list and make a mental tally on how many of these apply to you. Hint: If you say “YES” to 5 or more you are probably out of balance whether you realize it or not.

Why it Pays to Pay Your Interns
Recently, NBC News announced that it would begin to pay its college interns because the network hopes to attract more minority talent. If you pay your interns, you get a much larger candidate pool. You get students whose parents can support them while they work for free, plus talented students who need to earn tuition money for school.

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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