HR News Round Up

This weeks top human resources stories from around the web:

The Rewards of Training Incentives
Offering employees incentives for heightened performance or for reaching a sales goal are common talent management strategies employers take to motivate their workforce or improve employee engagement.

What’s New in Sage Abra Suite v9.2?m Webinar
Sage Abra Suite customers should join us to hear about the exciting new release of Sage Abra Suite v9.2 and why Sage Abra Suite customers should upgrade to this newest version today!
May 15, 2013, 2:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Signs Your Boss is not Listening
Before we start down the path of how to be heard, we need to assess the situation. How bad is it and is it the boss that’s the problem or is it you? Consider the following telltale signs that your boss is a poor listener. Any of these signs by themselves are indicative of poor listening habits, however in combination the results could be disastrous. Note how many behaviors you see from your boss.

Spring Cleaning Your Applicant Tracking Software
The first day of Spring always puts me in mind of spring cleaning, being an orderly person who loves lists, I like to look ahead be cleaning out the clutter.

Senate Bill Mandates E-Verify for All Employers  
A critical component of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744), introduced April 17, 2013, is a provision that would require all employers to participate in an enhanced E-Verify-type program.

Flexible Work Schedules Employees Love
May is Revise Your Work Schedule Month. I imagine that many parents, adult caretakers of parents, and people who just want a bit more leisure time for summer activities, will take note of this celebration. Flexible work schedules have never been more popular as the current generation, that comprises the younger set in the workplace, values time off from work and work life balance with a passion not pursued, by perhaps, equally interested, older generations.

A Few Brief Words About How to Get That Job in HR
I try not to cut and paste letters but I received this note from a job seeker who also works in HR. I have her permission. “I am going to graduate in August with my masters in HR. I graduated undergrad in May 2012, which means I got zero experience and that’s fine I wanted to get school out of the way. Now I am applying to different entry-level HR positions and hitting the “no experience/w degree” roadblock. Which sucks.”

INFOGRAPHIC: The truth about telecommuting
The hubbub about the work-from-home policies of Yahoo and Best Buy has died down. Now it’s time to look at some hard stats on just how prevalent telecommuting is. The numbers speak for themselves: 65% of employers allow staff members to work remotely. That’s according to a new survey of 1,000 U.S. business professionals conducted by market research company uSamp.

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.

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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