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Tonight marks the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio! I’m not the most sports-savvy guy (aside from the occasional run along Lake Michigan), but the excitement surrounding the Olympics always captivates me. Really, the Olympics are a lot like human resources… I’m joking, that’s more of a stretch than the one Usain Bolt does before the 100-meter dash. There is a lot happening in ASUG’s HR Community, however, so read ahead and enjoy a nice recap of all things HR with some Maracanã Stadium-sized Olympic references.

Writing Your Way to Analytical Heaven – True or false: Curling was a Summer Olympic sport until 1966, when it was transferred to the winter games. False. While this may have been an obvious question, HR Community Advocate Sherryanne Meyer has some much more interesting conundrums for you to mull over. Hurdle over to her post to see more!

SAP® SuccessFactors® User Group – Workforce Analytics Potluck – There is no qualifying round for this webcast; members and non-members alike are invited to participate. Knowledge-sharing and Influence opportunities are the focus of this potluck, so come prepared with questions and input.

Understanding SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll – Not all data and decisions are black and white. Sometimes we need to revisit the footage to see exactly who reached the finish line first or if a gymnast truly stuck that landing. Audits are necessary, especially in HR, to ensure that things are what they seem to be. Luckily, SAP Employee Central Payroll has functionality that lets you build data checks directly into the process. Register now and find your photo finish.

SAP SuccessFactors Q3 2016 Business Update/Release Highlights – Hear directly from the experts about the updates and changes coming to SAP SuccessFactors. If SAP SuccessFactors knowledge was a sport, then David Ludlow, Global Vice President of Line of Business Solutions for HR at SAP and SAP SuccessFactors, would take home the gold. Join him on the victors’ stand and learn about the latest and greatest in HR.

SuccessConnect – Just a few weeks remain until SuccessConnect 2016 in Las Vegas! Join the arena of HR professionals and experts for knowledge and networking. Word on the street is that ASUG will be carrying its torch to the conference to ignite a cool new tool, so register now!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s recap. Now it’s time to google “How to score in water polo”, “Do they play football in the Olympics?”, and “What is football called in South America” before the opening ceremonies!

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