HR News Round Up

This week’s top stories in HR:

Sage Announces Personalized Health Care Reform Resource
Sage North America announced  this week that it will launch Sage Healthcare Advisory Services this fall. This resource will provide comprehensive information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to customers and their employees.

iRecruit Updates Scheduled for July 28th
iRecruit is planning some updates and database maintenance this weekend on Sunday, July 28th. The updates should not affect your day-to-day use of iRecruit, however there is a planned downtime window scheduled between 10:00pm – 2:00am Eastern Time.

Part-Time Workers Say Schedules Are Getting More Erratic
In the 1980s, a popular fast-food commercial touted chicken-breast sandwiches — and mocked chicken nuggets sold by competitors. In the ad, a competitor’s doofus clerk explains nuggets. “All the parts are crammed into one big part,” he said. “And parts is parts.”

Spotlight on Sage Source
Sage works hard to make your job easier with our trusted, traditional solutions. And our commitment now extends to innovative new solutions that encourage work life balance, enabling your workforce to excel personally, as well as professionally.

How to Fix the Bad Employee Syndrome
We’ve all wanted to please the boss. And if that sometimes means that we do something we think is stupid or misguided so be it — is it worth spending our social or political capital on making a fuss about just one small thing? Better to shrug and accept it and maybe build up some goodwill for when you really need it.

Working from Home: A Work in Progress
It’s now been about six weeks since all Yahoo! employees had to start showing up at the Internet giant’s offices every day. The company-confidential but widely circulated memo that banned telecommuting stressed the importance of physical proximity for preserving the creative culture that new CEO Marissa Mayer had been trying to build. Many commentators criticized Mayer for limiting her employees’ autonomy and signaling that she didn’t trust them.

Princeton study reveals that older employees face “subtle bias” in the workplace
Under federal law, the bar is set higher for proving age discrimination, as opposed to other forms of unlawful discrimination based on protected classes such as race, gender, or disability.

Top 10 Career Practices To Learn From Administrative Assistants
The great assistants all love what they do. They unabashedly and unapologetically love their work in support of others. They blow off comments like, “You’re just an assistant,” because they know better. Professional assistants are some of the brightest, most organized and resourceful people on the planet.

How To Onboard A New Employee And Make Sure You Don’t Fire Them
Recruiting is expensive.  You probably spent 30-50% of her compensation recruiting her (her recruiting cost ratio), and if she leaves early you’ll lose another 30-50% of her compensation recruiting her replacement.  So how do you increase the odds that she says with you?

How High Efficiency Creates High Performance for HR and Improved Business Results
Efficiency impacts HR professionals in every aspect of their work. Whether they’re working on payroll management, employee engagement, recruitment, or compliance, efficiency is not only directly connected to HR productivity and effectiveness – but overall company performance.

Full-Time Vs. Part-Time Workers: Restaurants Weigh Obamacare
Many businesses that don’t offer health insurance to all their employees breathed a sigh of relief earlier this month when they learned they’d have an extra year to comply with the new health care law or face stiff penalties.

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