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HR MAGAZINE · April 2008
Vol. 53, No. 4
Table of Contents

COVER STORY
Counting on Workers with Disabilities. The ranks of people with disabilities will grow as the U.S. population ages. Many employers find a rich return on investment by hiring and developing these workers.
Susan J. Wells

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Working to the Beat. Some employers dance to employees’ music, while others turn off the tunes.
Rita Zeidner

BENEFITS
Easing Back Pain. Back pain is a common condition that costs employers more than $7.4 billion a year in lost productivity. The right programs can ease the pain.
Nancy Hatch Woodward

FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT
Uncapped Exodus. Intended to protect American workers, the H-1B visa cap deters economic growth.
Martin J. Lawler and Hope M. Frye

PROFILE
Earning His Papers. For International Paper Co.’s Jerome Carter, senior vice president of human resources, experience teaches that change represents an HR certainty.
Bill Leonard

SPECIAL REPORT ON EMPLOYMENT AND STAFFING
Prune Employees Carefully. Get your performance management system in order, engage top performers and prepare for an economic rebound.
Adrienne Fox

Steering a Business Turnaround. With the chief executive officer in their corner, human resource professionals at Aetna Corp. have helped lead a business turnaround shaped by the effective practice of talent management.
Robert J. Grossman

The CEO as Recruiter. Drawing your CEO into the recruiting process could be a major plus -- if done right.
Stephenie Overman

The Perfect Interview. Worldwide recruitment campaigns feature stellar interviews generating excitement and commitment. Here’s how to create -- and brand -- the process.
Kristen Weirick

HR AGENDA: AWARDS & INCENTIVES
Recognize Your Investments. Measure hard-core, substantive return on investment from awards and incentive programs.
Eric Krell

HR AGENDA: COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Guard Against FLSA Claims. More employees are filing wage and hour complaints. Audit your classifications now to protect yourself.
Diane Cadrain



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