What’s New

Health and safety; incentive awards; retirement benefit; more.

Jul 1, 2009

July CoverHealth and Safety

Physician Wellness Services has launched a suite of services designed to help physicians and health care organizations manage stress and other behavioral issues that can lead to behavior and performance problems among health care providers. The services, which are designed specifically for physicians and organizations that employ them, include Physician Intervention and The Physician Employee Assistance Program, as well as training and consulting.

(888) 892-3861 | www.physicianwellnessservices.com | info@physicianwellnessservices.com

Incentive Awards

Awards Network has launched a measurement and tracking tool that gives clients in-depth analyses of their online incentive programs. By using Report Dashboard software, Awards Network clients can review incentive data in real time and run in-depth reports. In addition, Awards Network assigns to each client experienced account managers trained to provide advice on ways to get the best results with online incentives.

(219) 324-8055 | www.awardsnetwork.com | sales@awardsnetwork.com

Retirement Benefits

Mercer Securities has launched an online educational program for participants in Mercer’s 401(k) plans. The "Feel Better About Retirement" web site is designed to help participants stay on track with long-term financial objectives while acknowledging their financial concerns in a volatile economic environment. In addition, Mercer makes this program—with podcasts, articles and easy-to-use retirement calculators—available to all at www.feelbetteraboutretirement.com.

(866) 454-6477 | www.feelbetteraboutretirement.com | info@mercer.com

Social Networks

Sonoa Systems Inc. and SelectMinds Inc. have joined together to offer employers secure connections among corporate social networks, business applications and public Web 2.0 communities. This partnership can help businesses eliminate silos and improve interactions between corporate social networks and related business processes. With Sonoa’s technology, SelectMinds now offers the capability for corporate social networks to securely integrate with outside applications such as Twitter, Salesforce.com and Facebook. The service includes measurement tools so managers can track how employees use the social web sites.

(408) 343-7300 | www.sonoasystems.com | info@sonoasystems.com


Cytiva Software Inc. has upgraded its SonicConnect interface for human resource information systems (HRIS). SonicConnect offers employers easy-to-use tools for mapping data from its SonicRecruit application and integrating the information with a business’s HRIS, payroll and benefits programs. The software features include options for scheduling, posting and monitoring employee data triggered by hiring and employment status changes.

(877) 375-1470 | www.sonicrecruit.com | info@sonicrecruit.com

Kroll Background Screening has released an upgraded e-signature technology designed to improve the efficiency of background screening processes. Many employers require applicants to sign background check authorization and disclosure forms. The background check process can be delayed until HR and hiring managers receive the signed forms. Kroll’s electronic signature technology can help reduce the time to complete forms.

(800) 697-7189 | www.krollbackgroundscreening.com | info@krollbackgroundscreening.com

Training and Development

Kantola Productions has released two training programs for supervisors and customer service employees. "The Power of Positive Discipline" and "Dealing with the Irate Customer II" are the latest in Kantola’s library of more than 100 training programs on leadership, diversity, communications and HR management.

(415) 381-9363 | www.kantola.com | pirons@kantola.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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