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:
Full ACA repeal and replacement could take how long? Republican senator gives clues (Read @ HR Morning)
Few Republicans have put a time frame on how long it could take to completely repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – but one just did. At the National Association of Health Underwriters’ annual legislative conference in Washington DC, legislators offered the more than 1,000 insurance agents gathered for the event some details and answers that had been lacking up until to this point on the repeal of Obamacare.
Spotlight on Sage Employee Self Service (ESS) (Read @ CMS Blog)
Sage Employee Self Service empowers employees with ownership of their personal information so they can view and update certain fields without needing help with routine inquiries. Automated workflow and customizable features enable employees and supervisors to manage time-off requests, benefits changes, job details, and training history—anytime, anyplace over the Internet or company intranet.
The State of the American Workplace (Read @ ERE)
Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report is out. It’s a lot of information (214 pages!). But it’s important information and you’ll enjoy the most current data from this global collector and analyzer of work related data.
Everyone Likes Flex Time, but We Punish Women Who Use It (Read @ HBR)
Offering flexible workplace schedules seems like a no-brainer. Work has become more flexible — tied less to specific times and places — and gender roles have changed. Letting employees shift their hours to accommodate hectic life schedules makes sense. Surveys show that flex time ranks high on the list of benefits employees want and that women value it even more than men do.
9 Steps to Creating an Amazing First Week for Your New Hire (Read @ CareerBuilder)
You’ve found someone with the talent and passion to truly make an impact on your small business. Now, do everything you can to help your new hire feel welcome and important. Use these nine tips to create an effective, unforgettable first week that will set the tone for a prosperous tenure at your small business.
The Future of Workplace: Is HR Ready (Read @ HR.com)
The 25th edition of the World HRD Congress concluded last week in Mumbai. Representatives from over 150 companies from around the world participated in the three-day event, where they discussed severaltopoics ranging from nurturing tomorrow’s leaders, to effectively developing talent, to workplace bias, to gender disparity, and about the current and future HR challenges.
Sage Foundation Launches $1M Enterprise Fund to Back the Brightest Ideas from Non-Profits Around the World
Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software, today announces the launch of Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund. The new $1 million fund is open to non-profits with enterprise ideas that help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls. Every day, inspiring non-profit leaders, volunteers and their supporters are working tirelessly to make their communities better places to live. Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund has been designed to support those organizations generate further income, create new initiatives or enhance existing and proven activity.
Spotlight on iRecruit with Sage HRMS Integration and Onboarding
Sage HRMS (Human Resources Management Software) customers can improve talent management and recruiting with iRecruit, and streamline their onboarding process with iConnect. iRecruit was designed to work with either Sage Abra and Sage HRMS, so when you upgrade from Suite to SQL, you just need to match your settings in iRecruit.