BLR News

3/29/2005

Instant HR Answers™ Debuts

Old Saybrook, CT – March 29, 2005 – Up to now if a human resource manager had a detailed question about HR management compliance or policy in her state – good luck! The choices were to call a lawyer or consultant, plow through confusing state and federal labor regulations, or make something up. That’s why Business & Legal Reports, Inc. is pleased to announce InstantHRAnswers.BLR.com – a revolutionary new website with all the HR answers, all the time.

Instant HR Answers™ offers several easy ways to get answers to difficult regulatory questions. The simplest method is to just type in your question and search. A combination of proprietary search technology linked to BLR’s extensive HR content, written in plain English and enriched in XML, instantly returns a choice of answers ranked by relevance. HR professionals can also browse by human resource topic or by state to find previously asked questions and answers. And subscribers can always count on 1-day personal answers from BLR’s editors by email.

BLR’s HR managing editor Susan Prince said about the new release: “It’s very exciting because there has never been a service like this in the human resource space before. Sure the search and XML technology are what makes it work – but the big excitement is what a powerful tool this is – how it delivers instant, accurate answers to difficult questions.” Prince continued: “Instead of poring through pages of regulations to find the relevant answer (and know where to start), you simply ask a question and immediately get a targeted answer.”

Instant HR Answers is a much better alternative than competitive lists of HR Q & As or FAQs, because these rarely address the specificity of the user’s question.

BLR is offering a free trial of InstantHRAnswers.BLR.com at the website. And as a convenience to human resource managers, the firm is offering a free download of a Special Report on one of the most-questioned HR regulations of all time, “Top 100 FLSA Overtime Q & As” at http://www.blr.com/82008400/PRS9

About BLR

Based in Old Saybrook, Conn., BLR publishes books, newsletters, and Web products serving professionals in human resources, compensation safety, and environmental management. For a free catalog call 1-800-727-5257 or visit www.blr.com.

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