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Did you know that today is National Beer Day? Neither did I until I googled “April 7th” looking for blog themes. While you may think that this is merely an excuse to celebrate, National Beer Day actually comes from 1933 when the Cullen-Harrison was enacted by President Roosevelt. You aren’t here for a history lesson though, you are here for HR, so read ahead to see what’s brewing in ASUG’s HR Community.


HR Employee Central SIG – Join us for this virtual happy hour kicking off the new Employee Central SIG! Okay… “virtual happy hour” may be a misnomer, but it will be a good time. Join together with your fellow HR professionals over a round of roadmappetizers – and put it on our tab!


ASUG Annual Conference – Journey Through the Cloud with Mike Ettling – I have a special IPA on tap! No, I’m not talking beer, I mean an Important Person Alert. Mike Ettling, President of SAP SuccessFactors, will be at the soon-approaching Annual Conference. You can find him on Tuesday, May 16th for the ASUG HR Community Keynote where he will give the latest updates on HR in the cloud.


ASUG HR & Payroll Canada Call for Speakers – Whether you are working with a pint-sized solution or have a keg full of HR tools, we need you! The call for speakers is officially open for the ASUG HR & Payroll Canada Conference in Toronto from October 11-13. Share your story and raise a glass to our common Human Resources goals.


Academy Cube: An Introduction to SuccessFactors Solutions – While you may be an ale expert, others can’t tell the difference between a porter and a pilsner. Similarly, not everyone has a taste for good HCM… If you want a refresher or if you know someone ready to take their first sip of SuccessFactors, check out this introductory course offered by Academy Cube. 


Well, it’s closing time here at ASUG Chicago. I’m going to start the weekend off with a cold lager. Have a great weekend, and I hope after this week’s update finding HR content is the yeast of your worries.




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The old adage states that “April showers bring May flowers.” We’ve had a rainy past few days here at ASUG Chicago, so I really hope plenty of May flowers are in the near future. That being said, it’s hard to feel too down when ASUG’s HR Community is in full bloom! Here are all of the current events and most recent content for you to peruse on a rainy day.


Recharge HR – On Monday, March 27, the Recharge HR Roadshow stopped by the arid Scottsdale, AZ. It may be a little cloudy here in Chicago, but the sun shone brightly for all of our HR professionals who traveled to the Grand Canyon State. For more information on the Recharge HR Roadshow and to see if it’s coming to a location near you, click here.


Employee Central SIG – Although it resides in the cloud, this latest HR offering is anything but dreary. Our portfolio of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) is ever-growing. The newest SIG we have created is for SAP® SuccessFactors® Employee Central. Mark your calendars for April 27 to attend the first virtual meeting for the Employee Central SIG.


Introduction to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central and Employee Central Payroll Solutions – We are a mere five weeks away from SAP SAPPHIRE NOW® and ASUG Annual Conference, so it’s time to clear the fog and start thinking about your agenda. ASUG is offering an ASUG Pre-conference Conference Seminar on SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central so you can get an end-user perspective on this new technology. While we hope the Orlando weather is dry, it will be raining HR regardless of climate.
(P.S. Looking for a comprehensive guide to HR content at 2017 ASUG Annual Conference? We’ve sorted it all out for you.)


Stay dry and keep your umbrella handy this month, and keep your eye on ASUG’s HR community for the latest forecast in all things human resources.


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