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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. 4, April

A Milestone Month, A Milestone Year
E very so often an event happens that profoundly changes the way people pursue their livelihood.One such event occurred in April, 65 years ago. A group of dedicated personnel administrators decided that their profession needed and deserved a responsible...
An Open Book
Involving employees in business decisions can improve the bottom line. That's why fans of open-book management are so dedicated to the approach.When Craig Du rosko's remodeling company was projecting a loss during the recession, he turned to those he...
Benefits Briefs
For full versions of these articles and others, visit www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/benefits.IRS FINDS W-2 ERRORS INCLUDE EXCESS 401(K) DEFERRALSThe U.S. Internal Revenue Service has found significant errors in elective 401(k) salary deferrals in excess...
Benefits Buyers' Guide
BENEFITSAllstate Benefits1776 American Heritage Life DriveJacksonville, FL 32224904-992-3358Fax: 904-992-2740wayne.watkins@allstate.comwww.allstateatwork.comAllstate protects employees, too. Surprised? Allstate Benefits® is one of the fastest-growing...
Deaf Applicant for Lifeguard Job Entitled to Trial
Keith v. Oakland Cnty., 6th Cir., No. 11-2276 (Jan. 10, 2013).An Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit filed by a deaf man who was rejected for a position as a county lifeguard should not have been summarily dismissed, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court...
Destruction of Files Draws Adverse Inference from Jury
Hallmark Cards Inc. v. Murley, 8th Cir., No. 11-2855 (Jan. 15, 2013).A jury properly assumed that the contents of computer files destroyed by a former employee being sued for breaching a separation agreement would have been detrimental to her defense,...
Diversity, His Priority
When Ignacio Herrero looks for opportunities with a global employer, he studies the backgrounds of each organization's leaders to make sure there are no cultural roadblocks that would inhibit his advancement."If you are an Argentinian in a managerial...
Forecast for Global Background Checks
HR professionals say the outlook remains foggy.Suppose the recruiter and hiring manager at a London subsidiary of a U.S. accounting company want to conduct a pre-employment credit check on a candidate to head the French division in Paris. The candidate...
Hiring the Replacements
Economists at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) project that most new U.S. job openings in the coming decade will not stem from newly created jobs but rather from a need to replace workers exiting from existing jobs. For HR and staffing managers,...
How to Create a Culture of Giving
Employees at an industrial supply company regularly engage in philanthropy- and return the investment to the business.One weekday morning, shortly after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in October 2012, a group of MSC Industrial Supply Co. employees...
Is Your Unpaid Intern Legit?
Former interns have brought significant claims for violations of federal and state wage laws.Recently, employers such as Hearst Corp., "The Charlie Rose Show" and Fox Searchlight Pictures have been named for allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards...
No Finding of Race Discrimination in Failure-to-Promote Case
Autry v. Fort Bend Independent School District, 5th Cir., No. 11-20639 (Jan. 7, 2013).An employer that used a merit-based selection process to hire a white woman instead of promoting a black man did not discriminate on the basis of race, according to...
Phasing out Face Time
Flexibility rules at Unilever-as long as the work gets done.Woody Allen's observation that "90 percent of life is just showing up" has resonated in the world of work. Be there, preferably early. Stay at least as late as your boss. Be visible. Look busy....
Put Plans into Action
Tie employee goals to business objectives.Atypical goals-driven business process usually goes something like this: Once a year, leaders gather to strategize about business objectives. A year later, they review outcomes and start the process again.Unfortunately,...
Rejecting Candidates, Paid Meal Breaks, Global Talent
What should an employer tell a candidate who is not selected for a position?Advice can vary widely depending on the situation. Employers should speak personally to internal candidates and give them actionable items to improve.However, communicating with...
Streamline Hiring
Fill vacancies quickly by clearing bottlenecks, engaging in workforce planning, improving processes and using metrics.Recruiters find that an efficient hiring system looks a lot more like a game of dominoes than like the detours and setbacks of Chutes...
Take an Interest in Pinterest
Employers are using the photo- and video-sharing website to promote their brand and recruit talent.Your favorite brand of jeans. That easy-to-make chicken quesadilla recipe. The inspirational haiku that gets you ready to start the day each morning. Oh,...
U.S. vs. European Executive Pay Gap Narrow
Contrary to popular opinion, chief executive officers in the United States don't earn significantly more than their counterparts abroad, concludes a recent study by researchers at the University of Virginia and elsewhere.The researchers analyzed CEO...
What's New
Compensation and BenefitsMinnesota Life Insurance Co. now offers mobile access to its transactional site, www.lifebenefits.com. Users can view their accounts with mobile devices and have the option to transfer to the transaction page on the full site.(800)...
Yahoo Retrenches on Telecommuting
Reaction to the news that Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer wants to begin prohibiting employees from telecommuting was swiftand unforgiving across social media and news sites.On Twitter, @StrategicGuy wrote "#Yahoo! kills work flexibility...
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