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

This week’s HR News Roundup from around the web: New I-9 Form is here, the IRS extends time to file WOTC paperwork, how to get teams motivated, and with March Madness coming up, how to avoid problem gambling in the workplace.

IRS Extends Time To File WOTC Paperwork
On Friday, the IRS released notification that it was extending the time employers who want to claim the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) have to file Form 8850, Pre-Screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Credit (Notice 2013-14 PDF).

New I-9 Form Available
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has put together a resource about the changes to the new I-9 Form. The new Form, which is available here (PDF). Employers are required to use the new form starting immediately

The Secret to Motivating Your Team
When your employees do something awesome—whether it’s finishing a project three weeks ahead of time, figuring out how to streamline a process, or just talking down an angry client—you, as a manager, want to reward them. Except, if you’re not the top dog at your company, you may not be able to dole out free days off or give your employees hefty bonuses. But as it turns out, the secret to employee happiness isn’t rooted in those things anyway.

With Positions to Fill, Employers Wait for Perfection
American employers have a variety of job vacancies, piles of cash and countless well-qualified candidates. But despite a slowly improving economy, many companies remain reluctant to actually hire, stringing job applicants along for weeks or months before they make a decision.
If they ever do.

Spring Cleaning: Time to Update Some FMLA and I-9 Forms & Posters
The Family and Medical Leave Act turned 20 last month.  For any Rip Van Winkles among our readers, the statute, enacted during the Clinton Administration, requires employers of at least 50 employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year for a variety of health- and family-related conditions.

When Gambling Comes to Work: NCAA Tournament Office Pools and Your Employees (Video)
In this video, Mary Drexler, Executive Director for the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, tells BLR about the potential ramifications of problem gambling in the workplace. Drexler addresses both the dangers posed by condoning an NCAA tournament bracket/office pool and by employees with a potential gambling problem.

Sage March Webcast Schedule Learn all about human resources compliance in 2013 with this month’s must-see webcasts from Sage including, Work Opportunity Tax Credit, 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 The New Rules of Employee Engagement.

iRecruit Webinar Dates March 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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