Two New Tools Speed and Simplify HR Administration

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Online Compliance Calendar and Enhanced Guide to HR Administration Provide Vital, Up-to-Date HR Guidance

while staying focused on complying with the increasing number of complex regulatory mandates.

With the ever-increasing responsibilities weighing on HR staffs -- from regulatory deadlines and audits to essential tasks like training, policy reviews, benefits and more -- it's often a wonder how everything gets done on time.

Now, HR professionals will find their varied and complex responsibilities easier to handle and take their effectiveness to new heights, thanks to two new tools from Helios HR and Thompson Publishing available now at http://www.Thompson.com.

Easiest Way to Stay on Target and on Time

HR departments nationwide have responded enthusiastically to the new HR Compliance Calendar, the powerful online organizer/resource that helps ensure that no responsibility or compliance-related deadline will ever slip through the cracks.

Daily reminders help keep HR staff focused on planning and meeting vital deadlines. Supporting forms, checklists and documents linked to helpful Web sites simplify and enhance HR-related tasks. And powerful best practice initiatives help raise the bar for all HR functions.

"We were honored to partner with Thompson on this program and enjoy the opportunity to give back to the human resources community with best practices for the industry," commented Helios HR President Kathy Albarado. "We respect Thompson's commitment to this initiative and are proud to be the partner they chose to develop these valuable tools."

The HR Compliance Calendar can also be easily customized to include any specific HR initiatives, such as management and employee training, performance reviews, policy handbook revisions and benefits open enrollment.

It's continually updated throughout the year to ensure that deadlines and HR requirements are up to date. And it's easy to download and ready to use on Microsoft Outlook, iCal, or mobile devices.

"When this project was identified, Helios HR immediately came to mind due to the success of the last product we had collaborated on together," commented Steve Ackerman, SVP of Marketing at Thompson. "We knew we could count on the team of professionals at Helios HR to develop a best in class product offering."

New Updated Edition of HR Classic

In addition, HR professionals will find easy-to-use, up-to-date guidance in the newly-published third edition of the Guide to HR Administration.

Long regarded as the premier "go-to" single source for answers to vital HR-related questions from recruiting to benefits to performance management to records administration, this newly enhanced edition now includes the latest legal requirements and updated guidance on key HR issues.

The Guide to HR Administration includes clear explanations of recently updated laws affecting benefits administration, employee selection, and the workplace -- including accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

In addition, HR practitioners will benefit from expanded coverage of record-retention requirements, selection of benefit vendors, retirement programs, and the conduct of an investigation of harassment or discrimination.

This handy all-in-one HR resource provides easy-to-read summaries of pertinent requirements and practices, administrative tips and indispensable checklists, sample forms and policies. A CD containing all the forms in the Guide is also included, making the forms easy to adapt to any organization's needs.

"Taken together, these two new tools will help any organization streamline and enhance its HR functions," says Kathy Albarado, "while staying focused on complying with the increasing number of complex regulatory mandates."

Helios HR provides outsourced HR services that optimize your workforce and HR operations. Outsourcing with Helios HR allows you to focus on the strategic issues critical to your business success. With Helios, you gain a strategic corporate partner with a keen eye on your organization's culture, growth, business strategy and budget. For more details, visit http://www.helioshr.com.

Thompson Publishing Group has for nearly 40 years provided authoritative, timely and practical analysis and guidance in different media to a wide variety of professional disciplines. Thompson's national network of authors and in-house experts provide step-by-step help in tracking and complying with the dynamic regulatory mandates facing professionals in such areas as human resources, benefits, pensions and grants, education, FDA, environment and energy, health care, and state and local government.

For more details, visit http://www.thompson.com.

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