COVER PACKAGE: BENEFITS
Holding Health Care Accountable
New model could improve care, reduce costs.
By Susan J. Wells
Adoption benefits build employee loyalty.
By Dori Meinert
Steady Retirement Income Streams
Annuities can provide employees with a stable option for retirement income, but plan sponsors must consider potential drawbacks.
By Joanne Sammer
Creating an employee awards program requires understanding what motivates employees and what unexpected results could arise.
Interview by Joan Mooney
Lessons from Retail
Find innovative yet pragmatic solutions to this industry’s unique HR challenges.
By Eric Krell
Linking Executive Pay to Performance
Incentives are increasingly tied to long-term results.
By Tamara Lytle
AGENDA: HR MANAGEMENT
Is HR Doing More with Less?
Anecdotes suggest that HR budgets and staff sizes have grown smaller since the Great Recession, but research tells a different story.
By Eric Krell
ADVICE AND ANALYSIS
Labor law posters, inconsistent policies
By Shari Lau, GPHR, SPHR-CA, and Elaine Bryant, GPHR, SPHR-CA
In a crisis, social media tools can be an effective way to communicate with employees across an enterprise.
By Dave Zielinski
Affinity Group Danger Zones
Don’t let the creation of affinity groups lead to legal risks.
By Jonathan A. Segal
Break free from the treacherous forces that destroy innovation and pull down many successful corporate giants.
By Ryan Fisher
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Impact of mandate delay debated; federal grants to expunge criminal convictions; DOMA decision will affect thousands of laws; more.
Watch out for the "glass cliff"; social networking at work.
Inconsistent reasons for termination send bias case to jury; damages do not preclude wage and hour class action; more.
Compensation and benefits; health and safety; more.
FROM THE CEO
Greater Unity in the HR Profession
By Henry G. Jackson
Grads Outpacing Peers Worldwide
The benefits of a higher education are becoming more pronounced globally.
By Jennifer Schramm
HR MAGAZINE BOOK BLOG
Summaries of Upgrade Now: 9 Advanced Leadership Skills, Have a Nice Conflict: How to Find Success and Satisfaction in the Most Unlikely Places, The First 90 Days and How to Conduct Internal Investigations.