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March 2013

COVER PACKAGE: BENEFITS

Benefits Strategies Grow
Benefits specialists are becoming strategic partners.
By Susan J. Wells


The Mandate and Beyond  
The deadline for decisions on health care reform looms, yet your strategy may change over time.
By Joanne Sammer

FEATURES

FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT
Be a Strategic Performance Consultant
An HR leader from Ingersoll Rand shares his five-step process for human capital management.
By J. Craig Mundy

STRATEGIC HR
Disclosing HR Metrics: How Much Information Is Too Much?
How much should public companies disclose about their human capital metrics?
By Robert J. Grossman

Q&A
Why Care About Income Disparity?
An award-winning journalist says income inequality lowers workplace morale.
Interview by Donna M. Owens

AGENDA: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Keeping Employees in the Net
Employee Net Promoter surveys can yield insights that give executives opportunities to improve practices and processes.
By Kathryn Tyler

AGENDA: MOBILITY
Easy Come, Easy Go
Tailored overseas assignments may help achieve business goals efficiently and inexpensively, but they can also create risks.
By Eric Krell

ADVICE AND ANALYSIS

SOLUTIONS
Maximum health care benefits, global pay delivery, telecommuting and sustainability
By Erin Patton, SPHR-CA, Shari Lau, GPHR, SPHR-CA, and Angela Stone, GPHR, SPHR-CA

HR TECHNOLOGY
Referral Booster
Social media technologies that capitalize on employees’ connections are expanding employers’ recruiting reach.
By Dave Zielinski

LEGAL TRENDS
Boys Just Want to Have Fun
Boys’ clubs persist, but HR professionals can and should put an end to that.
By Jonathan Segal

MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Make Hope Happen
Engage your employees by spreading hope in concrete ways.
By Shane J. Lopez

NEWS YOU CAN USE

HR NEWS
Family and Medical Leave Act turns 20; immigration reform progresses in Congress; more.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
High-performing HR organizations have more-efficient HR staff; crackdown on instant background checks.

COURT REPORT
Termination may be valid ‘re-employment position’ under USERRA; employee fired after leave request lacks triable FMLA claim; more.

WHAT’S NEW
Compensation and benefits; compliance; health and safety.

PERSPECTIVES

FROM THE CEO
Strategic Benefits: Cornerstone Of Successful Business
By Henry G. Jackson

FROM READERS
Studies of college students; drug policies.

FUTURE FOCUS
A Cloud of Workers
A new outsourcing model resembles cloud computing.
By Jennifer Schramm

HR MAGAZINE BOOK BLOG
Summaries of Decisive, Human Capital Analytics, To Sell Is Human and The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook.

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