HR MAGAZINE · December 2003
Vol. 48, No. 12
Table of Contents
The Metrics Maze. Little by little, experts and practitioners are learning how to value the contributions of people.
Measuring HR? Benchmarking Is Not the Answer! Traditional functional benchmarks have limited utility, and they may even be counterproductive.
Brian Becker and Mark Huselid
A Bias That’s Skin Deep. Some employers have yet to scratch the surface of color discrimination.
Constant Inconsistency. Employers that deal with different EEOC offices say their experiences vary widely.
Robert J. Grossman
Throwing the Switch. Challenging the boss is a daunting but necessary role for HR executives.
Defusing the Discontent. HR can help prevent finger-pointing by employees who blame health coverage increases on co-workers’ lifestyles.
Linda Wasmer Andrews
HR AGENDA: RETIREMENT PLANNING
The Fewer the Better. Too many 401(k) fund choices can stifle participants’ decision-making.
HR AGENDA: COMPENSATION
When to Pay Signing Bonuses. Bidding wars and morale issues can make signing bonuses tricky.
Mary E. Medland
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