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May 2013

COVER PACKAGE: EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Closing the Latino Education Gap
In businesses large and small, dedicated professionals are striving to improve basic skills for a growing proportion of tomorrow’s workers.
By Dori Meinert

College Career Centers Create a Vital Link
With high-tech help, centers connect students and employers.
By Tamara Lytle

FEATURES

Q&A
Still on the Job
Age is not slowing down many professional women.
Interview by Kathryn Tyler

GLOBAL HR
America Inc.
Rising costs abroad and a more competitive U.S. manufacturing landscape are driving jobs home.
By Adrienne Fox

FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT
The Ins and Outs of Applicant Tracking
Learn the steps one HR professional took to adopt a new system.
By Joshua Ramey-Renk, SPHR

AGENDA: HR TECHNOLOGY
Overcome E-mail Overload
Effectively manage your inbox to turn e-mail into a time-saver instead of a time-stealer.
By Donna M. Owens

AGENDA: COMPENSATION
The Art of Setting Pay
Use the best data from salary surveys and good judgment when determining what employees should earn.
By Joanne Sammer

ADVICE AND ANALYSIS

SOLUTIONS
Mobile device security, time sheets, differential pay
By Angela Collis, SPHR, GPHR, Amber Clayton, PHR, and Angela Stone, GPHR, SPHR-CA

HR TECHNOLOGY
Help Retirees Manage Health Coverage
Online tools can help retirees evaluate health care coverage options.
By Dave Zielinski

LEGAL TRENDS
De-Risking Pension Plans
De-risking has become a popular management technique for defined benefit plans.
By Kendall Daines

MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Lessons from the HR Trenches
HR wisdom and experience benefit front-line leaders.
By Paul Falcone

NEWS YOU CAN USE

HR NEWS
Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cases; I-9 audits on the rise; know your records disposal responsibilities; more.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
Culture discourages women from science careers; U.S. has more distracted drivers.

COURT REPORT
Employee’s failure to give notice of need for leave dooms claim; employer’s retaliatory actions not ‘petty slights’; more.

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

PERSPECTIVES

FROM THE CEO
All the Answers Are in Chicago
By Henry G. Jackson

FUTURE FOCUS
HR Professionals Forecast the Future
The high cost of health care will be the top workplace issue of the next five years.
By Jennifer Schramm

HR MAGAZINE BOOK BLOG
The blog is online. See www.shrm.org/bookblog for summaries of Lean In, Nine Minutes on Monday, Talent, Transformation and the Triple Bottom Line and Is Work Killing You?



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