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. 7, July

Are Defined Benefit Plans Dead?
Reports of the demise of the defined benefit pension plan may be exaggerated.Defined benefit pension plans have had a string of bad luck. Since their peak in the mid-1980s, they have been on the decline as more employers close or freeze their plans each...
Atlanta Experience Sets New Standard
To win a gold medal, every Olympic competitor must set the bar high. They must train, be driven and be dedicated so that they can perform their best. That's the same way SHRM prepares for its Annual Conference.The Olympics are kicking offin London this...
Bible Study, Blood Spills, Flexible Relocation Programs
For many employers, honoring requests to use company facilities for employee Bible study is a balancing act requiring an aerialist's agility and coordination. They must weigh what is legally required against the risk of possible exposure to concerns...
Chapter Takes on Manager Training
Since 2004, a growing number of businesses in central Arkansas have discovered a reliable and effective resource for training their managers and supervisors-a program created and operated by the West Central Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management.Volunteer...
Commencement
The Hiring of 2012 Graduates, a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) poll released in June, shows that more organizations have hired new graduates in 2012 than in the previous two years. These findings may signify a more positive job market for...
Computer Fraud Act Does Not Criminalize Authorized Access
U.S. v. Nosal, 9th Cir., No. 10-10038 (April 10, 2012).By a 9-2 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, rejected the opinions of three other federal appellate courts and narrowed the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)....
Criminal Background Policy Checkup
Recent federal guidance poses challenge for employers.For many employers, criminal background checks are necessary. They help prevent employee theftin the workplace; avoid lawsuits from employees, customers or clients based on the conduct of a worker...
Deprivation of Workers' Compensation Benefits Violates RICO
Brown v. Cassens Transport Co., 6th Cir., No. 10-2334 (April 6, 2012).An expected entitlement to workers' compensation benefits qualifies as property, as does the claim for such benefits, and injury to such property can violate the Racketeer Influenced...
Don't Take It Personally!
Under some state and federal laws, HR professionals can be held individually liable.Keeping the company out of court by ensuring that managers comply with the law remains an important part of any HR professional's job. But more and more, HR professionals...
Drive Turnover Down
Data reveal causes and patterns that help you enhance retention.Employers haven't had to worry much about turnover during the past four years- two years of a Great Recession followed by two years of a jobless, anemic economic recovery. Voluntary turnover...
Employers Pay Millions in Distracted Driving Cases
Employers should enforce bans on employees using cell phones, attorneys advise. Employees distracted by texting or talking on a cell phone have caused accidents that have resulted in deaths, injuries, and multimilliondollar verdicts and settlements against...
End of the 40-Hour Workweek?
Command and control will no longer be the currency in the workforce of the future.Despite an explosion in technologies to support new ways of working, many employment and management practices are stuck in 19th- or 20th-century models. In Future Work:...
Google's Top Recruiter
The skills Shannon Deegan brings from ice hockey to human resources include "focus and hard work. ... How to treat players. How to build good teams." Deegan says he picked up his management style from his hockey coach at the University of Vermont, Mike...
Happier Employees + Happier Customers = More Profit
HR professionals at Jack in the Box restaurants use metrics to make the connection.Shortly after being hired at Jack in the Box Inc. to lead the learning and development function more than a decade ago, I discovered that corporate leaders used the service...
How to Protect Intellectual Property in California
If employers focused as much time and energy on preventing the theftof intellectual property as they focus on office supply thieves, "they could save millions of dollars a year," said Evan Moses, an attorney in the Los Angeles office of Ogletree Deakins,...
How to Recruit A Recruitment Outsourcer
Can a vendor beat the costs and benefits of in-house recruiters?If someone told you there was a better way to handle recruitment efficiently while still maintaining, even enhancing, the quality of hires and retention, you'd be doubtful. If that person...
SHRM, ACIP Form Strategic Affiliation
The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have formed a strategic affiliation to pursue advocacy and thought leadership on pressing global talent management issues. The organizations'...
The Virtual Interview
Cost and time savings are prompting more employers to turn to video interviewing tools.The venerable telephone screen is becoming just a memory in the hiring process at Ocean Spray, the juice company in Lakeville, Mass. To separate pretenders from contenders...
Train Managers on Time Sheet Red Flags
Managers can be the first line of defense against poor time sheet practices that could spark wage and hour investigations from the U.S. Department of Labor. Employment attorneys suggest training managers to spot these warning signs of possible time sheet...
What's New
Compensation and BenefitsThe Jellyvision Lab Inc. has released a new version of ALEX, the company's cloud-based, virtual benefits counselor. ALEX is designed to explain employee benefits in an interactive and entertaining manner. Recent enhancements...