HR News Round Up

This weeks top human resources stories from around the web:

Spotlight on Sage Employee Self Service (CMS Blog)
Sage ESS helps you automate your company’s business processes and maximize your organization’s Return on Employee Investment (ROEI). With Sage Employee Self Service, HR empowers employees with ownership of their personal information so they can view and update certain fields without needing help with…

If Something Is Worth Doing (Sage HRMS Blog)
About twenty-five years ago I was working for a company where the CEO was a wild man. I don’t mean a Robinson Crusoe, beard down to his belt, living on a tropical island-kind of wild man; I mean a guy who expressed some great ideas in the most unexpected ways. And among my favorite of his expressions was the following: “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly.”

Define Your Organization’s Habits to Work More Efficiently (Harvard Business Review)
We don’t often think about the way we usually operate at work, whether we’re performing an informal five-step process for evaluating a new proposal, or setting priorities for managing our time. But our ability to improve the ways we do things depends on defining and shaping our daily habits of mind and practice — our “standard work.”

CMS Streamlines Work Opportunity Tax Credit Administration (WOTC Blog)
CMS streamlines and simplifies the WOTC application process for employers. CMS’s secure online WOTC portal allows your new hires to complete the WOTC questionnaire online in minutes. Employees sign the forms electronically. No paperwork required.

Is Your Workplace Negative? (Sage HRMS Blog)
I get it. The last several years have been tough. “Do more with less… there won’t be any raises this year… you are lucky to have a job… we may have to close our doors tomorrow…” Working day-in and day-out under these conditions can get to anyone. A therapist colleague told me a story that I think captures this sentiment perfectly.

Expand your knowledge and build your network at Sage Summit 2013 (CMS Blog)
Sage Summit 2013 is the can’t-miss educational conference for Sage customers and users. It’s the destination to build your network, hear what’s working for others, and discover software tips and best practices you can implement to save loads of time.

The Latest Social Media Concern for Employers ( Wall Street Journal Law Blog)
A new video sharing app is emerging as the latest source of anxiety for employers worried about social-media risks at the office. Workplace videos are sprouting on Vine, the new six-second video app developed by Twitter.

Tennessee Employers Earn $232 Million On New Hires (WOTC Blog)
Tennessee employers taking advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program achieved a record high in potential federal income tax savings during the fiscal year that ended in September 2012.

Wages, Salaries & Overtime – Oh My! 4 Myths About Employee Pay (TLNT)
In the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy finally reaches the city of Oz she’s met by a happy bunch of residents who sing these lyrics. But working schedules in Oz are a far cry from reality where, instead of fewer hours, many are often asked to work extra hours. The question this often leaves for employers is, “how and when should workers be paid for overtime?”

The Working Dead: Survey Reveals Biggest Office Productivity Killers (Careerbuilder)
When it comes to office distractions, your employees worst enemies are…also your employees. According to a new study on workplace productivity, 61 percent of workers say “noisy colleagues” are the number one reason they do not get work done.

iRecruit Webinar Dates  2013
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