HRMagazine

HRMagazine is a magazine covering human resources for management professionals. Since it was founded in 1955 it has been produced monthly. The magazine is published by Society for Human Resource Management.Subjects for HRMagazine include employment and human resources. The editor is Nancy M. Davis.

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 8, August

5 Labor Relations Battlefronts
From elections to poster mandates, the NLRB throws its weight around.Last year's standoffbetween the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Boeing didn't satisfy the agency's push for controversial stances. And permitting unions to organize micro-bargaining...
Campaign Highlights Thought Leadership
Shortly after I was named chief executive officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), I said thought leadership for the business community must be the Society's primary goal and its most valuable descriptor. It should define us, and...
Civil Rights in the Works
The chair of the EEOC shares thoughts about the agency's work in the nation's workplaces.With just a glance at Jacqueline Berrien's resume, it's apparent she has dedicated her career to protecting civil rights. She began as a clerk for U.S. District...
Congress Passes Pension Funding Relief
The two-year transportation funding bill (H.R. 4348) passed by Congress in June and signed on July 6 includes funding relief for defined benefit pension plans and raises premiums that plans pay to the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC).When...
Creating an Effective Human Capital Strategy
Measure your progress toward being a strategic HR business partner.A changing workforce, global competition, advances in information technology, new knowledge, the 2008 global recession and demands for sustainable performance have forced corporate leaders...
Employee Benefits Mixed in Recovering Economy
During the past 10 years, the employee benefits landscape has been transformed by the escalating costs of benefits, legislative changes and new benefits options. HR benefits budgets have experienced substantial cuts because of the slow economic recovery....
Even a Viper Boss Can Change for the Better
By listening to employees and evaluating performance honestly, HR professionals can reveal a manager's true nature.Stories about bad bosses grab your attention. An Internet search for "bad bosses" turns up several websites dedicated to sharing stories...
Find Social Media's Value
The platform's return on investment often eludes measurement.Rigorously tracking and measuring performance has become intrinsic to the corporate culture of United Parcel Service (UPS). So it's not surprising that the company's talent acquisition arm...
From E-Learning to Mobile Learning
Mobile devices are changing corporate learning with bite-sized lessons, just-in-time training, videos and games.Since 2008, the 75,000 associates in North America for Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams Realty Inc. have used smart phones and tablet computers...
Health Care Reform Focus Shifts to Compliance after Controversial Supreme Court Decision
In its landmark decision June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the health care reform law's individual coverage mandate, rejected a provision intended to force states to expand Medicaid coverage, and leftvirtually all other parts of the Patient Protection...
Independent Contractor Rules, Inclusive Restrooms, Global HR
What are some tips for complying with Internal Revenue Service rules for managing a relationship with an independent contractor?When the lines between independent contractors and employees are blurred, the employer can face costly consequences, including...
Injured Store Manager Could Not Perform Job's Essential Functions
Jones v. Walgreen Co., 1st Cir., No. 11-1917 (May 10, 2012).Aformer store manager at Walgreens stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts could not prove her discrimination and failure-to-accommodate claims under federal and Massachusetts antidiscrimination...
Multinationals, Multiple Claims
As businesses go global, so does litigation.As employers move stafffrom one country to another, they are facing a new set of problems in managing the legal ramifications of such relocations.The initial relocation is seldom the issue: International moves...
Predicting Employees' Bad Behaviors
The typical organization loses 5 percent of its revenue to fraud each year, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.So, finding a better way to determine who is likely to engage in unethical or harmful behavior is critical for organizations'...
Starbucks May Limit Number of Pro-Union Buttons
NLRB v. Starbucks Corp., 2nd Cir., No. 10-3511 (May 10, 2012).Starbucks coffee shops in Manhattan did not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by prohibiting employees from displaying more than one pro-union button on their work uniforms,...
State Workplace Law Briefs
For state workplace law developments, visit www.shrm.org/LegalIssues/StateandLocalResources.W.VA. SUPREME COURT AWARDS $2 MILLION IN HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION CASEThe West Virginia Supreme Court upheld a $2 million judgment against CSX Transportation...
The Big Benefits Shift
The latest Society for Human Resource Management annual employee benefits survey report highlights interesting trends. 2012 Employee Benefits: The Employee Benefits Landscape in a Recovering Economy discusses how benefits have changed during the last...
The NLRB Flexes Its Muscles
Critics contend that the National Labor Relations Board has boosted its support of unions at the expense of the business community.The labor-management divide has become a key battleground in today's polarized political climate.As Election Day 2012 looms,...
Title VII Does Not Recognize 'Alienage' as Protected Class
Cortezano v. Salin Bank & Trust Co., 7th Cir., No. 11-1631 (May 21, 2012)The firing of an employee because she was married to a Mexican citizen who lacked permission to be in the country was not national origin discrimination because "alienage" is...
What's New
Employee EngagementWayin and the Great Place to Work Institute have joined to provide employers a tool for gaining deeper insights into employee engagement levels. The vendors are offering new pulse surveys designed to augment annual employee attitude...
When the Honeymoon's Over
Employee engagement tends to wane over time. You can intervene-and keep the spark alive.Employees have similar feelings during the honeymoon phase of new jobs as love-struck romantics do at the beginning of a relationship. At first, the rush of love...