HR News Round Up

This week’s top stories in HR:

Sage HRMS August Webcast Schedule
August is the month to learn about the benefits of compliance, recruiting with iRecruit, engaging employees with Sage Source and taking control of your career development.

Out of Work Over 9 Months? Good Luck Finding a Job
The scourge of long-term unemployment has been one of the defining characteristics of the recession and slow recovery. More than three million Americans have been out of work for more than a year, a figure that leaves out millions of others who have given up looking for work because they can’t find jobs. Economists worry many of them will never work again.

The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In
It’s a midlevel sales job, a big step down from the senior position she held before she had children and quit work. When she was first hired, in May 2011, her salary was just a fifth of what she earned at her peak. All around her, she saw women her age scrambling to find work, some divorcing and losing their homes. She liked to help them, editing their résumés, polishing cover letters, pumping up tearful friends who forgot what they were worth after years without a paycheck.

The Best Thing HR Can Ever Do For Employees
By random circumstance I’ve had three of the most boring HRish types of conversations in the past month about 401K!  Can you imagine me talking about 401K?  It’s so, well, it just regular old HR talk!  One conversation was with our banking partner (Shoutout to PNC, 33 year business relationship with them and I value that greatly!), two others with trench HR peers, but all three conversations were about the exact same thing — Auto Enrolling employees into 401K.

Tips for getting employees to save more for retirement
Although your company sponsors a 401(k) plan for employees, you are concerned that workers are not saving enough to lead a comfortable retirement. What can you do to encourage employees to save more? Although your company sponsors a 401(k) plan for employees, you are concerned that workers are not saving enough to lead a comfortable retirement. What can you do to encourage employees to save more?

Five tips for Safeguarding Employee Data
Now that employees are using personal devices to work from home, accessing company information on mobile phones, and traveling around the world with valuable information stored on tablets and laptops, data security has become more critical than ever.

Hiring Managers, Don’t Blow the Interview! How to Effectively Screen Potential Hires
Stellar employees are the foundation of any great company, but hiring those great employees isn’t always easy. The interview is the single most important aspect of any recruiting process, and it directly relates to future success and fit between a company and the candidate.

Do You Need a Résumé in the LinkedIn Era?
Now that LinkedIn has become the standard place to present your professional history and credentials — not to mention the fastest way to check somebody else’s — the humble résumé has lost its once-hallowed position as the canonical version of your professional identity. Your LinkedIn profile should be the most-viewed and most current version of your professional life. That has many people asking: Do I even need an old-fashioned résumé anymore?

iRecruit Webinars August 2013
Announcing the iRecruit webinar presentation schedule for August 2013. Learn how to take control of your applicant tracking and recruitment 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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