One Workforce—Many Languages
Are English classes necessary to manage a multilingual workforce?
By Rita Zeidner
Incoming SHRM chair Robb E. Van Cleave brings public-sector savvy.
The U.S. Army aims to connect soldiers with employer-supported recruitment initiatives.
By Theresa Minton-Eversole
SPECIAL REPORT ON PERFORMANACE MANAGEMENT
Lessons from the Financial Services Crisis
Misguided incentive payouts can push ethical behavior and prudent financial standards out the window.
By Wayne F. Cascio and Peter Cappelli
Curing What Ails Performance Reviews
For all their flaws, performance reviews are still valuable to organizations.
By Adrienne Fox
HR AGENDA: TRAINING
Training on a Shoestring
Consider these tips for making do with less if your training budget is cut back.
By Kathryn Tyler
HR AGENDA: GLOBAL HR
Layoffs in Europe: Deal or No Deal?
Cash isn’t king when conducting reductions in force in the European Union.
By Allen Smith
ADVICE AND ANALYSIS
Complaints, Workforce Composition, Productivity, Organizational Values.
By Amy Maingault, Regan Halvorsen, Rue Dooley, Liz Petersen
Make a Resolution: ADA Training Train managers to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act.
By Victoria Zellers
HR TECHNOLOGYNEWS YOU CAN USE
Meetings Go Virtual Companies are tapping web-conferencing tools to reduce the need for the old face-to-face.
By Elizabeth Agnvall
Waivers for terminated employees; when it doesn’t pay for an executive to stay; more.
Independent contractors entitled to overtime; prescription drug use justified termination; more.
Employee assistance program; employee benefits benchmark reporting service; business valuation tool; more.
FROM THE CEO
HR Resolutions for a Happier New Year
By Laurence O’Neil
Reductions in force: survivors of layoffs; online applicant systems.
Human Resources Gets Religion
As religious diversity becomes more prominent in the workplace, HR’s accommodation responsibilities will broaden.
By Jennifer Schramm
BOOKS IN BRIEF
Reward Systems, The Credible Company and Thinking About the Future.