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Apr 1, 2007
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HR Magazine, April 2007Disease management programs; recruiting brochure; electronic employment forms; more.

Employee Self-Service

Exact Software Inc. has launched its Exact e-Synergy employee self-service portal. The self-service tool is an extension of the company’s popular e-Synergy’s HR management software tool. The online service offers users a secure web portal that allows employees to manage key HR-related functions and helps organizations streamline administrative processes while increasing access to key benefits information. By giving employees a user-friendly way to locate information and manage their HR needs, the new portal will reduce paperwork and other administrative inefficiencies, which will save companies both time and money. The portal can also help reduce the number of employee inquiries about benefits and leave time and can allow HR staff to focus on more strategic activities. 

Contact: www.exactamerica.com; e-mail: info@exactamerica.com

Health and Safety

Companion Benefit Alternatives Inc. has launched two new disease management programs designed to help individuals who suffer from depression or substance abuse disorders. In both programs, clinical staff make regular telephone calls to program participants, instead of simply handing out printed educational and support materials. The new disease management programs are designed to help participants better understand their diseases and available treatments, as well as reinforce positive health behavior between physician visits. Those who enroll in the voluntary programs are partnered with a case manager who encourages them to develop self-monitoring and relapse-prevention skills, to communicate with health care providers, and to adhere to a physician-prescribed treatment plan.

Contact: www.bcbssc.com; e-mail: info@bcbssc.com

The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation has developed and released the new DVD training and information tool, “Cancer in the Workplace.” The new DVD is designed to be an educational resource for companies that want to better understand the best ways to deal with the cancer diagnosis of an employee, as well as offer better workplace support to employees during cancer treatment. Through candid interviews with cancer survivors, their employers and colleagues, “Cancer in the Workplace” offers an invaluable guide for HR professionals, managers and co-workers on how to create and provide a productive, encouraging environment for workers who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Contact: www.minniepearl.org; e-mail: info@minniepearl.org

Performance Management

Corporate Renaissance Group (CRG) has launched its new emPerform onDemand software tool for small and medium-sized businesses. Through emPerform’s online performance management tool, CRG will administer and manage the employee evaluation process for small or medium-sized organizations. The new service is designed to help the clients’ HR practitioners and managers focus more on improving employee performance. CRG professionals will lead the client through the entire employee performance evaluation process, and clients can choose an appraisal template that best fits their needs. The new service also offers clients a library of work-based skills and performance objectives from which to choose.

Contact: www.employee-performance.com; e-mail: info@employee-performance.com

Halogen Software Inc. has announced the release of the Halogen Employee Performance and Talent Management Suite for Financial Services. The new software is based on Halogen’s experience of working with more than 100 financial organizations worldwide. The software is designed to help financial businesses address industry-specific HR-related challenges such as regulatory compliance, cultural diversity and the high turnover in customer service roles. The software package includes Halogen’s flagship eAppraisal for financial services as well as the software company’s eSuccession and eCompensation modules.

Contact: www.halogensoftware.com; e-mail: dronayne@halogensoftware.com

Staffing

HotGig Inc. has announced the release of its new HotGigs Contract Workforce Audit, a web-based software tool for helping employers manage, track and develop reports on their organization’s contingent and contract workforce. The software is designed to replace manual auditing and data collection with a secure web-based portal that internal managers, external staffing firms and contractors can use to register and report all contract work activity within an organization. With HotGigs, users can easily collect data on all legal contracts and quickly isolate any non-compliant vendors and contractors. By placing all the contractor information into a central database, an organization can cut costs by identifying duplicate billings, redundant contracts and expensive over-billing.

Contact: www.contract-central.com; e-mail: kmoldestad@hotgigs.com

JobFlash Inc. has published and released a new recruiting brochure for hiring managers titled “Ten Tips for Attracting More/Better Job Candidates.” The brochure features practical tips that HR professionals can implement immediately to aid in attracting more and better-qualified job candidates. The brochure covers many stages of the hiring process, from posting jobs to screening and interview scheduling. Among the topics covered are ways to increase workforce diversity and how to tailor recruiting efforts to the characteristics of hourly vs. professional workers. The brochure also describes several ways that technology can support and simplify an organization’s recruiting function.

Contact: www.jobflash.com; e-mail: info@jobflash.com/P>

TempWorks Software Inc. has announced the release of its new DocCenter module, which is designed to provide staffing firms with user-friendly electronic employment forms. The TempWorks DocCenter solution can simplify the employee intake process and streamline the hiring procedure from start to finish with electronic forms that use data pulled directly from the TempWorks database or from online job applications. The paperless document management system automatically converts the document into a PDF format and saves the file under the employee’s record in the TempWorks database, which can eliminate the need for filing and storing paper-based records.

Contact: www.tempworks.com; e-mail: info@tempworks.com

Strategic HR

Mobility Services International (MSI) has launched a new human resource strategic services practice. The new practice represents a significant expansion of MSI’s GlobeSource international relocation program, which was launched in 2006. The new services will provide clients support from experienced and knowledgeable professionals with expertise in compensation and benefits, training and employee development, human resource planning, staffing, and other functions related to management of a global workforce. The new program will expand and enhance MSI’s traditional, relocation-related services to include more strategic support services such as risk management, succession planning and global staffing.

Contact: www.msimobility.com; e-mail: gailrabasca@msimobility.com

Training and Development

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has announced the release of its updated marketing skills training platform. The ANA training programs are designed to give participants a 360-degree approach to marketing in the digital age. The programs have been updated to cover hot industry topics such as brand building, marketing accountability, integrated marketing communications, media management, marketing finance and marketing plan development. The course content has been developed with the input of ANA members and marketing professionals who attend the association’s national and regional conferences every year. 

Contact: http://www.ana.net/training/training.htm; e-mail: info@ana.net

Work and Family

Work & Family Benefits Inc. has launched the Workplace Resource Center, an online resource of management tools and training programs designed to help employers and managers respond effectively to employee behavioral issues. The content for the online resource center was developed in conjunction with PENN Behavioral Health (a division of the University of Pennsylvania Health System) and is designed to bring key work/life information directly to a user’s desktop computer. The Workplace Resource Center is designed to help organizations address issues proactively, to help employers learn how to intervene appropriately when an employee’s behavior is affecting workplace performance, and to help companies form healthy and productive working relationships with their employees.

Contact: www.wfbenefits.com; e-mail: info@wfbenefits.com

Workplace Management

CyberMatrix Corp. has released version 2.0 of its time and attendance software, CyberMatrix Employee Scheduler. Employee Scheduler is designed to be a single or multi-user software tool for creating and managing employee schedules. With the software, employees easily can input their work availability at different times and on different days. Employees may also use the software to request time off, and the software features a monthly schedule review function. HR managers and other work schedule administrators will save time by using Employee Scheduler to automatically generate optimal work schedules

Contact: www.cybermatrix.com; e-mail: mike.fullerton@cybermatrix.com

Product manufacturers and developers provide information for What’s New. Inclusion in this sample of products does not necessarily imply endorsement by SHRM or HR Magazine .

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