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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. 61, No. 2, March

A Hidden EPIDEMIC
Everyone at the office knew Ben had suffered a back injury in a car accident a few months earlier. However, his co-workers suspected something else was wrong with their colleague, who had worked there 12 years.He was quieter than he used to be, became...
Brewing a Better Business
Early in his career, Scott Pitasky worked as an investment banker on Wall Street during the greed-is-good decade of the 1980s. The job seemed like a natural enough fit for someone with a bachelor's degree in finance and management, but Pitasky often...
Court Invalidates Overly Broad Employee Handbook Rules
Overly broad employee handbook rules that restrict employees from engaging in protected concerted activities are invalid under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.At issue were rules that...
Falling Asleep on the Job
Here's a wake-up call: On average, people are getting an hour to an hour and a half less shut-eye than they did 50 years ago, according to Charles A. Czeisler, professor of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the division of sleep and...
Gambling Gambit
It's March Madness time again, and the annual NCAA men's college basketball tournament is top of mind for many of your employees. You smile as coworkers exchange high-fives and friendly chatter. Your forehead wrinkles when some knock on your door with...
Game Changers
Tighter labor markets, economic uncertainty and globalization are key issues that will shape the workplace and the HR profession in coming years, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM's) Special Expertise Panels. These groups...
Get Connected at the SHRM Annual Conference
What better time to visit the nation's capital than in this presidential election year?Join your HR colleagues June 19-22 in Washington, D.C., for the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition.Get the scoop from insightful speakers. Pick up new ideas...
HR in the Talent Economy
As business leaders, we keep a constant eye on the economy. How it grows, shrinks, overperforms or underperforms impacts our organizations. As HR professionals, we must also be aware of how the changing supply and demand of workers affects our companies'...
Is It Time to Set Limits on Employee Wellness Screenings?
It seems intuitive: More wellness initiatives should equal, well, more wellness. But it's not quite that simple.Screenings for high blood pressure, blood glucose levels and high cholesterol may not be necessary for all employees every year, according...
Key HR Issues Await Next President
Workplace issues aren't likely to garner the same level of attention as the accusations flying daily among the candidates vying for the presidency, but they're crucial to millions of American employees and reflect some of the most consequential domestic...
Legal Briefs
EEOC GRANTED BROAD RIGHT TO EMPLOYEE DATA IN BIAS INVESTIGATIONWhen investigating a sex discrimination charge, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must be given access to personal information about other employees who took the same physical...
Metrics for Better Hires
Remember your first GPS? If you went out of range, it took 15 to 20 seconds of recalculating before the device could provide new directions. And by the time you received the new directions, you were often past the point of no return. Then you had to...
Open Carry in Texas: Employer Rights and Responsibilities
People with handgun licenses in Texas may now legally carry their guns in visible holsters on their hips or shoulders. Previously, they were required to keep their weapons concealed.Texas employers, however, can still prohibit firearms-concealed or openly...
State Briefs
MASSACHUSETTS: EMPLOYERS ADJUST TO PAID-SICK-LEAVE LAWSMassachusetts recently joined the increasing number of states and municipalities that have enacted paid-sick-leave laws, but the lack of a uniform approach can make record-keeping and compliance...
Strategic Moves
When Rockwell International, a Milwaukee-based industrial automation products and software business, decided to move its retirees from a company health plan to a private insurance exchange in 2015, the first information session offered a clue as to how...
The Caregiving Conundrum
Anne-Marie Slaughter shares her vision for attaining true equality in the U.S. workplace.Anne-Marie Slaughter triggered a national debate in 2012 when she wrote the essay "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" for The Atlantic. That followed her departure...
The Upside of Top-Down
Many experts believe workplace hierarchies hamper innovation. So it stands to reason that flattening management would reduce bureaucracy and speed decision-making. Eliminating middle managers could also save money. What's not to like?As companies that...
Upcoming Events
March21-April13 Creating a Talent Acquisition Strategy (virtual)28-29 Developing Effective Coaching Skills, Alexandria, Va.28-April 11 Develop an Engaged & Effective Workforce (virtual)31-April 1 SHRM Essentials of HR Management, Alexandria, Va.April2-May...
Where the Bullies Are
During more than two decades as a nurse, researcher, and occupational safety and health manager, Peggy Berry, SHRMSCP, has witnessed-and listened to stories about-countless incidents of workplace bullying.A couple of years ago, a nurse in Ohio told Berry...
Why HR Leaders Need to Stand Out
It's no secret that HR professionals don't always get the respect they deserve within their organizations-which is puzzling given how vital their role is. It's wellknown, for example, that high-quality talent gives companies a profound competitive advantage...
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