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August 2013

COVER STORY
Invest in Older Workers
Loyal and reliable, older workers yield a generous return on investment.
By Robert J. Grossman

FEATURES

FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT
All for Tomorrow’s Leaders
Goodyear’s executive team initiated and participates in an intense leadership development process.
By Gary VanderLind and Amy Alexy

ORGANIZATIONAL & EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL REPORT

Are Massive Open Online Courses in Your Future?
This professional development option may be appropriate for you and your employees.
By Robert J. Grossman

Upon Further Assessment …
When selecting future leaders, employers rely on results from multiple tests and tools.
By Adrienne Fox

Q&A
Incentives for Executives
New research shows that long-term incentives are often ineffective at motivating senior executives.
Interview by Adam Van Brimmer

Special SectionSPECIAL SECTION
Read Health Care Reform: Are You Ready?

ONLINE ARTICLES
Time to Get Strategic
Ask some basic questions about your health plans.

Rethinking Brokers
Health care reform changes the landscape for benefits brokers.

 

AGENDA: SOCIAL MEDIA
Polish Your Social Media Policy

Create a social media policy, and train employees to behave responsibly.
By Aliah D. Wright

AGENDA: COMMUNICATION
It’s Not Too Late

Educate employees about health care reform now.
By Nancy Hatch Woodward

ADVICE AND ANALYSIS

SOLUTIONS
Company sports teams, health care coverage
By Margaret Fiester, SPHR-CA, and Amber Clayton, PHR

HR TECHNOLOGY
Give Employees with Disabilities an Assist
New technology offers many more low-cost accommodation tools.
By Jennifer Taylor Arnold

LEGAL TRENDS
Collective Bargaining, Meet Health Reform
Health care reform brings new challenges to collective bargaining.
By Arthur Smith Jr.

MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Women Helping Women

Female leaders who pass on their insights to other women benefit from the relationships.
By Vickie L. Milazzo

NEWS YOU CAN USE

HR NEWS
Employer benefits obligations expand for same-sex couples; employer mandate delayed; more.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
Mixed emotions lead to wise decisions; resume content helps explain hiring disparity.

COURT REPORT
Reduction in force tainted by willful age discrimination; teacher fired for harassing student lacks bias claim; more.

WHAT’S NEW
Employee recognition; health and safety; HR management systems; more.

PERSPECTIVES

FROM THE CEO
A Journey to ‘Becoming More’
By Henry G. Jackson

FUTURE FOCUS
Skills Gap Holds Back Some Grads
College graduates are underqualified, some HR professionals say.
By Jennifer Schramm

HR MAGAZINE BOOK BLOG
Summaries of Quiet Influence; Up, Down, and Sideways; A Necessary Evil: Managing Employee Activity on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter … and the Hundreds of Other Social Media Sites; and Manager 3.0.