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

This week’s HR News Roundup from around the web: How HR can impress the C-Suite, how to benefit from employee engagement, what the CVS healthcare plan means for HR, and how Twitter can be beneficial to HR.

HR professionals: 7 tips to get attention from C-Suite
For many human-resources professionals, getting buy-in from the C-suite can be a challenge when top-level executives are strapped for time. Further, HR and C-suite representatives communicate in fundamentally different ways. In a CareerBuilder article, Beverly Flaxington, a certified professional behavioral analyst, shares her tried-and-true tips for HR professionals to effectively communicate with executives and gain leverage to achieve their goals.

Twitter is More Beneficial to HR Than You May Think
Social media platforms have become increasingly popular among businesses for hiring purposes. Widely used social networks have also contributed to companies’ revising their privacy policies to include guidelines for professional use of these networking sites in employee handbooks and company rules and guidelines. As human resource managers, businesses, and recruiters continue to utilize virtual recruitment strategies to find talent and maintain a presence online, it may be a good idea to add a Twitter account to the list of sites organizations use to attract new talent and engage employees.

Creating the Opportunity to Benefit from Employee Engagement
Successful business organizations rely heavily on human capital to keep the business steady and strong. Two powerhouses that have equal power to positively or negatively impact the company’s success include the human resource department and the employees they manage.

Onboarding 101, or What NOT to Do When a New Employee Starts Work
My good friend — let’s call him “Herb” — started a brand new job yesterday. Herb was very excited because it’s an opportunity with a particular financial institution that he had been coveting for some time. Rewinding two weeks, the submission and recruitment process went fantastic as Herb actually located the position online, submitted his resume, and was contacted immediately.

What CVS’ controversial wellness plan means for HR
CVS Pharmacy is getting a lot of press (good and bad) for its controversial new wellness initiative. Is it legal? And, if so, should your company follow suit?  CVS recently launched a wellness initiative requiring staff on the firm’s health plan to have a doctor measure their weight, height, body fat, blood pressure, glucose and fasting lipid levels by May 1 and report the findings back to the company. Those who fail to do so will be charged an extra $50 per month in health insurance premiums.

iRecruit and Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC)
Learn why there has never been a better time to take advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credits – WOTC, with our WOTC expert Brian Kelly.

Sage HRMS 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  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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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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