Sage Employer Solutions to Host Educational Webcast Series for HR Professionals

Sage Employer Solutions to Host Educational Webcast Series for HR Professionals Earn HRCI recertification credits and gain insights to improve HR skills with complimentary HR refresh & recertification online webcasts from Sage.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (January 19, 2011) – Sage North America today announced its Sage HR R&R Refresh and Recertify Webcast Series, a set of webcasts designed to help HR professionals improve processes, achieve compliance and reduce costs. These one-hour webcasts are scheduled monthly throughout 2011, starting in January. Certified by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), webcast participants will be eligible for 1.0 general recertification credit.

Presented by Mary Anne Osborne SPHR of The Osborne Group, the first webcast on January 25 and 26, “Navigating the Mine Field of Federal and State Leave Laws,” will help HR professionals and organizational managers comply with the twists and turns of federal- and state- mandated leave programs including State Worker’s Compensation programs, FMLA, USERRA, ADA and ADAA. The topics covered in the January, February, and March webcasts include: – Navigating the Mine Field of Federal and State Leave Laws Advice for compliance with federal- and state- mandated leave programs – January 25, 2011, 2:00pm ET; January 26, 2011, 1:00pm ET. – Creating the Recruiters Little Black Book Introduction to the concepts critical to developing a tactical approach to recruitment and employee retention – February 22, 2011, 2:00pm ET; February 23, 2011, 1:00 p.m. ET. – Measuring Up – Using Metrics to Meet & Exceed Expectations Show HR’s direct impact on business profitability with metrics for staffing, compensation, and benefits – March 29, 2011, 2:00pm PT; March 30, 2011,1:00pm PT.

“Starting with Sage Abra HRMS software, Sage Employer Solutions is and has been an effective and reliable resource for HR professionals for several years,” said Johnny Laurent, vice president and general manager of Sage Business Solutions. “These webcasts reiterate our commitment to provide the right resources to help companies manage costs and improve workforce efficiency—topics which are especially relevant now with employees, including HR professionals, being asked to do more with less.”

With over 30 years experience in helping people and businesses be their best, Mary Anne Osborne has helped businesses find solutions to their most troubling HR-related dilemmas. With experience at the VP level in a multi-state healthcare industry leader before beginning her own consulting business, she has honed her skills in Employee Relations, Staffing, EEOC, Organizational Development, Compensation and Training in the telecommunications, financial, automotive, higher education and healthcare industries. Mary Anne knows how to ask questions, listen to answers and improve an organization by interpreting the impact of human capital on the bottom line.

Registration information and the full schedule of the HR webcast series are available on the Sage Webcast Center website. The “Navigating the Mine Field of Federal and State Leave Laws” webcast has been approved for 1.00 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

About Sage Employer Solutions

Sage Abra HRMS is human resource management system software that delivers tightly integrated HR, payroll, benefits and attendance functionality, plus rich reporting and analysis tools. Sage Abra also includes a Web workforce portal with employee self-service that enables company-wide communications, benefits enrollment and more. The product line features support for multiple databases, with Sage Abra SQL supporting Microsoft SQL Server, and Sage Abra Suite supporting Visual FoxPro. For more information, please visit About Sage North America Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.2 million small and midsize business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,400 people and supports 6.3 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at

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