HR News Round Up

Join us on Friday mornings – grab a cup of coffee and get your read on – we’ll take a look back through some of the important and sharable HR news that came across our newsfeeds this week:

What Employers Can Expect In the First Days of the Trump Administration (via TLNT)
There are many pieces of legislation or policy matters affecting the employee experience that are likely to be in flux during the first part of Mr. Trump’s presidency. At stake are the following five key topics:

Spotlight on Sage Employee Self Service (ESS)
Sage Employee Self Service (Sage ESS) helps you automate your company’s business processes and maximize your organization’s Return on Employee Investment (ROEI).

Applicant Tracking Software Comparison Checklist (via iRecruit)
If you are planning on purchasing an ATS this year, it helps to have an idea of the functions and features of the software that are critical to you, and that is nice to have.

3 Ways To Take Advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (via WOTC)
We hear from people who visit our website ( all the time that when it comes to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, it “takes too much time to manage.” That’s where we come in.

Why you should manage the performance of your colleagues right away (via Sage HRMS Blog)
When was the last time you held a performance review with an employee? Has a manager ever approached you for advice about how to accurately manage the performance of a team member? And do you sometimes dread the long drawn out process of the annual performance review? Well, you’re not alone.

Don’t Get Left Behind by New California Employment Laws (via HR Daily Advisor)
The California Legislature is constantly enacting new laws, many of which address relatively narrow issues. In some instances, however, there’s still a significant impact on employers, especially in industries that are being targeted by the legislation.

Five valuable lessons I’ve learned working in payroll (via Sage HRMS Blog)
Like many working professionals working in payroll and human resources, I just fell into the industry. Numbers always intimidated me and I never thought I would be celebrating 10 years working in the payroll industry next year. I began working in the human resources department when our payroll person left and I was asked to take over their role. At the time I knew nothing about payroll and immediately had to become the expert in payroll.

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