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. 58, No. 3, March

A Cloud of Workers
Human resource professionals are at the center of a trend to use the cloud computing model as a way to organize work. Just as cloud computing entrusts computer operations to a remote service provider, a "human cloud" of workers can be assigned a range...
Be a Strategic Performance Consultant
Remove barriers to performance and help businesses 'flow.'A few years before coming to Ingersoll Rand, I was asked to step out of my HR management role to become a general manager at Schlumberger Industries. When I needed to hire experienced project...
Benefits Strategies Grow
And HR leads the way.On National Employee Benefits Day last year, leaders of the sponsoring organization encouraged benefits professionals to celebrate by cranking up a theme song, "Takin' Care of Benefits," sung to the tune of Bachman-Turner Overdrive's...
Boys Just Want to Have Fun
The term "boys' club" refers to the unofficial and often impenetrable group of men-usually white men-in an organization or department who have effective control and power. Being part of or having access to the club often is critical to making the right...
Disclosing HR Metrics: How Much Information Is Too Much?
HR leaders agree on the importance of using HR metrics internally, but disclosing them publicly remains controversial.Campbell Soup Co. is among 300 companies listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index that voluntarily disclose data consistent with...
Easy Come, Easy Go
Weigh alternatives to long-term international expatriate assignments.As Polycom Inc.'s product development team hustled to complete a new voice and video collaboration product last year, Daniel Sonsino wanted to round out the team's mix of expertise....
Employee Fired after Leave Request Lacks Triable FMLA Claim
Brown v. ScriptPro LLC, 10th Cir., No. 11-3293 (Nov. 27, 2012).An employee fired two days after requesting leave to accompany his wife to a doctor's appointment had no triable Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claim because the employer proved he was...
Employer's Adherence to Disciplinary Policy Defeats Claims
McClement v. Port Authority Trans-Hudson, 3rd Cir., No. 11-3083 (Nov. 20, 2012).A trial court properly dismissed age discrimination claims after concluding that the employer was acting according to its disciplinary policy in not considering the employee...
From Readers
Study of Students May Not Be ApplicableBias Found Against Unemployed" (January, "Executive Briefing") begins with a single sentence about how the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission began investigating employers' refusal to hire unemployed applicants...
Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly to Speak at Annual Conference
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords, D-Ariz., will join her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly, a retired Navy pilot and astronaut, for a moderated question and answer session during the Society for Human Resource Management's 2013 Annual Conference &...
Guidance May Increase Leave Requests for Care of Adult Children
As a result of a U.S. Department of Labor administrator's interpretation (No. 2013-1) on Jan. 14, employers can expect more requests from employees seeking protection under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for adult children.FMLA leave is available...
High-Performing HR Organizations Have More-Efficient HR Staff Members
The most efficient and effective HR organizations operate at 27 percent lower cost per employee and use 24 percent fewer staffmembers than average companies, according to research released in January by The Hackett Group Inc.In the study of benchmark...
Keeping Employees in the Net
Short, simple surveys offer some measures of employee engagement and satisfaction.Ask Katina Richmond, PHR, about the changes her employer has made since obtaining Employee Net Promoter System scores, and she rattles offa dozen examples from her action-item...
Maximum Health Benefits, Global Pay, Telecommuting
What annual and lifetime limits does the health care reform law place on health benefits?The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act prohibits health insurance plans from setting caps on certain "essential" health benefits that can be paid to each...
Referral Booster
Social media platforms are expanding employers' recruiting reach.Joe Divelbiss has long been a believer in the power of employee referrals as a hiring strategy, but recently he wondered whether new technologies could take traditional referral processes...
Senators, President Propose Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Employers say they are encouraged by separate immigration reform frameworks from a bipartisan group of eight senators and President Barack Obama, announced in late January.Lynn Shotwell, executive director of the American Council on International Personnel,...
Strategic Benefits: Cornerstone of Successful Business
When asked what function is the most important in building a company and instilling enduring culture and values, Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz is quoted as saying, "The discipline I believe so strongly in is HR."As you read the cover story...
Termination May Be Valid 'Re-Employment Position' under USERRA
Milhauser v. Minco Products Inc., 8th Cir., No. 12-1756 (Dec. 5, 2012).The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employer did not violate the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by terminating a returning veteran...
The Mandate and Beyond
Health care reform requires executives to make decisions based on incomplete information.With 30 employees in Los Angeles and Seattle, Coalition Technologies, a web design and marketing company, isn't large enough to be subject to the health coverage...
Why Care about Income Disparity?
A growing economic divide threatens workplace morale.A year before the Occupy movement rocked Wall Street and cities across America, journalist Timothy Noah began exploring income inequality. His 10-part series for Slate magazine in September 2010 argued...
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