Mary van Balen

About Mary van Balen

Mary is our copy editor and writes for the Delphia blog on Human Resources issues and product news.

Form I-9 Expires August 31. Can You Still Use It?

You have likely noticed the expiration date on the top of the USCIS Form I-9 that indicates the current version expires at the end of this month. The Department of Homeland Security has not issued a new version but is expected to extend the current version in its present form. Until they release information about an extension or new version, you can still use the current one. Read how to ensure you are using the most current form available and for links to additional information.

Update: Sage Support for EEO-1 Component 2 Reporting

Sage has released an update on the compliance functionality for EEO-1 Component 2 reporting requirements. A .csv Import Template with Instructions is now available for Sage Abra/Sage HRMS HR only clients. An update is coming soon that will enable Sage Abra/Sage HRMS clients using both HR and Payroll to complete their filings. Read for more information and links to both the Sage update and the help materials found on the Component 2 EEO-1 Online Filing System website.

By | August 13th, 2019|News, Compliance, Sage HRMS|0 Comments

15 + 1 Reasons to Migrate Now from Sage Abra Suite to Sage HMRS

Sage has announced the end of life for Sage Abra Suite. Now that staying on Abra is not an option and you're looking around for "what's next," read some great reasons to move to Sage HRMS.

EEO-1 Component 2 Filing Portal to Open July 15

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) plans to open the web-based portal on July 15, 2019 for submission of Component 2 data. To help those required to file, the EEOC made help documents available on the site. Sage released an update on July 9, 2019, outlining its support for their customers who must file Component 2. Read for more information and links to the EEOC website and Sage's release.

By | July 11th, 2019|News, Compliance, Sage HRMS|0 Comments

Goodbye Sage Abra Suite. Hello Sage HRMS.

Even state-of-the-art software grows old and is replaced by something newer and more powerful. That’s what’s happening to Sage Abra Suite. Once the go-to for Sage Payroll customers, Abra Suite it is being retired. September 2020 will be its final release, and as of December 28 of that year, Sage will end all support. You'll need to make a change. What will you do? Read to learn about some of the advantages to migrating to Sage HRMS and the way to get there. It's easier than you think.

Recruiting Challenges in an Employee’s Market

Let’s face it—recruiting is a challenging aspect of any human resource professional’s duties. In times of high unemployment, there are floods of applications and resumes to manage. During this current time of a record 49-year low unemployment rate, the challenges may be even more demanding. The open positions can linger, unfilled, while improving overall financial performance continues to create more jobs. Read for ways to meet the challenges and follow links for more information and software solutions we offer.

Are Your Employees Prepared for an Emergency?

Tornado season is upon us, and severe weather is becoming more common year-round across the country and the world. Keeping employees and customers safe is a concern for everyone. The challenge can be particularly difficult for small to midsize organizations. Read about one woman's experience and follow links to helpful information.

Putting People First

People who feel respected and valued are more enagaged at work. The most successful companies know that taking care of employees first impacts everything from customer service to the bottom line. Read about being "people-centric" and follow links to learn more about the concept and companies that have embraced it.

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