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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. 58, No. 6, June

An Ounce of Disability Prevention
Help prevent disabilities at work, and provide accommodations if they develop.In the 1980s, Marcia Carruthers and Sharon Kaleta were colleagues whose jobs required them to minimize disability risks at a California aerospace company. It was a leap of...
Avoid the Hidden Costs of SAAS
Examine all the expenses involved in purchasing and using software-as-a-service.Human resource professionals are experts at staffing management: selecting, hiring, onboarding and retaining the right employees. But that expertise doesn't always carry...
Better Hiring through Technology
Screening and testing technology can streamline hiring, but the process still needs the human touch.In the 1920s, when Babe Ruth was a company spokesman, Barbasol shaving cream was filled and packaged by hand at an Indianapolis factory. In the 1930s,...
Briefs: Benefits
For full versions of these articles and others, visit www.shrm.org/rewards.EMPLOYEES BORROW MORE FROM 401(K)S, AVERAGE NEW LOAN BALANCES UP 7 PERCENTThere was a 28 percent increase in the number of participants taking loans from their 401(k) plans in...
Buyers' Guide: HR TECHNOLOGY
COMPLIANCEBloomberg BNA1801 South Bell StreetArlington, VA 22202800-372-1033www.bna.com/HRBloomberg BNA's HR products help you make decisions with confidence by having the information you need right at your fingertips. You'll find the most up-to-date...
Change Your View of Leadership
Stop worrying about getting everything done, and start being a strategic leader.Many managers express frustration about not being included in strategic planning activities. They want to do more than participate as ancillary tacticians. These managers...
Court Upholds Health Plan's Contract Language
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in US Airways Inc. v. McCutchen that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) does not authorize courts to rewrite the contractual language of an employer's health plan.The court's 5-4 decision on April 16 highlights...
Custom Careers
MassMutual delivers tools to manage and expand its employees' career paths.I'm heading up I-91 to work. I look down at the speedometer-I'm going 83 miles per hour. Whoa, I'd better ease up on the gas, but I can't wait to get to work." This is what Bill...
Customer-Centric HR
Customers can be key players in hiring, training, rewarding and retaining employees.When HR professionals talk about customers, they're usually referring to internal customers-employees. But a new wave of savvy HR executives are working with external...
Determination in the Face of Adversity
In the blink of an eye, tragedy can easily strike. Events that forever change our lives are often known by the simplest of names: Sept. 11, Katrina, Sandy, Newtown, and the list just seems to keep growing. On April 15, a name was added to the list: the...
Employee with Attendance Problems Fails to Prove Bias
Butler v. Crittenden County, 8th Cir., No. 12-1993 (March 5, 2013).The trial court properly dismissed raceand sex-discrimination claims brought by an employee who was persistently late to work and insubordinate, despite her assertion that her rejection...
Employers in the Crossfire
Do you have the right to ban guns in your workplace?Last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut was beyond tragic-and there have been more school shootings since then. In response, lawmakers in Washington have launched a game...
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Your view of the economic landscape depends on where you are standing. The financial health and economic prospects of industries, organizations and individuals vary greatly. The mixed signals in the economy bring to mind that wellknown glass: Is it half...
Hiring Frenzy
The North Dakota oil boom has fueled uncontrolled growth-and HR headaches.When Gregg Thompson stepped offthe Amtrak train at Williston in January last year, he had dreams of making it big. He had heard news reports about this tiny town in western North...
Mexico Adapts to Labor Reform
Curbs on outsourcing are among the first regulations to have an effect.In Mexico, where labor laws enacted in 1970 just got a major overhaul, employers are facing a steep learning curve as they absorb all that the rules require. Among the new rules are:*...
My Advocate
Health advocacy services help employees navigate the health care system.Making benefits decisions often requires a great deal of impersonal analysis, but sometimes a story that touches an HR professional's heart can strongly affect those decisions. Ed...
Positive Momentum
The appreciative inquiry process can help a company build on its strengths.Like many companies in the printing industry, Heidelberg USA Inc. was hit hard by the 2001 recession. Its problems were compounded when an early foray into digital printing didn't...
Putting Stock in HR as a Business Asset
The Chicago River shimmers outside the window-filled conference room of the CME Group Inc., the for-profit, publicly traded holding company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange; Chicago Board of Trade; Kansas City Board of Trade; New York Mercantile Exchange;...
Reliance on Expert Did Not Satisfy Duty of Prudence
Tibble v. Edison International, 9th Cir., No. 10-56406 (March 21, 2013).The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that a plan administrator violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) when, on the advice of a consultant, it included...
Show and Tell
New videoconferencing tools are easier to use and offer more functions.A few years ago, the partners at Morris Polich & Purdy were looking for an efficient way to bring their growing stafftogether. The law firm-now with nearly 100 attorneys in six...
SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
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Solutions: Advice from HR Knowledge Advisors
We are considering demoting an employee. How should the demotion be handled?Demotions may be proposed for many reasons, including poor performance, misconduct, the elimination of a position or organizational restructuring. Sometimes, an employee may...
They're Gone-But Not for Long
Don't be too quick to write offthat employee who has just resigned. He or she may be back.These "boomerang" employees can be a valuable staffing resource, and they cost less to recruit, train and socialize than a true new hire."You should continue to...
Undocumented Workers May Recover Unpaid Wages
Lamonica v. Safe Hurricane Shutters Inc., 11th Cir., No. 11-15743 (March 6, 2013).Undocumented workers who are not authorized to work in the United States are nevertheless entitled to recover unpaid wages, including overtime compensation, under the Fair...
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