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January 2014

 COVER STORY

The Joy of Working in HR
Compared to U.S. employees overall, HR professionals are more satisfied with their jobs.
By Adrienne Fox

FEATURES

CONSULTING
So You Want to Be a Consultant?
The decision to hang an HR-consulting shingle is big and complicated. 
By Eric Krell

EMPLOYMENT LAW
Terminating Overseas Employees
Know the risks under international laws of terminating employees who work overseas.
By Dawn S. Onley

Q&A
Radio-Activity
National Public Radio focuses on health and wellness at its new headquarters.
Interview by Kathy Gurchiek

FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT
Driving Results Through Culture
Determine desired culture, then focus managers on behaving accordingly.
By Dan Stravinski

PROFILE
Serving Up HR at Popeyes
Lynne Zappone, chief talent and HR officer at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, led her team in cooking up a strategic HR function from scratch.
Interview by Kathy Gurchiek

AGENDA: EMPLOYMENT & STAFFING
Pre-Verified Resumes: How Useful?
Verification services provide a new tool for screening applicants.
By Toni Vranjes

ADVICE AND ANALYSIS

SOLUTIONS
Fake IDs; salaries for formerly nonexempt employees
By Shari Lau, SPHR-CA, GPHR, and Angela Stone, SPHR-CA, GPHR

HR TECHNOLOGY
Unearthing Hidden Gems
Conducting a social network analysis can reveal unexpected influencers in your organization.
Bill Roberts

LEGAL TRENDS
Protect Against Derivative ERISA Claims
Derivative doesn’t mean unimportant when it comes to ERISA claims.
By Brian Giovannini

MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Combating Killer Stress
Nonleaders feel more stress than leaders because of a perceived lack of control.
By Michael Lee Stallard and Katharine P. Stallard

NEWS YOU CAN USE

HR NEWS
Supreme Court agrees to hear contraception argument; more rights for federal workers with same-sex spouses; final mental health parity rules issued; more.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
Social media screening can lead to hiring discrimination; poor communication reduces morale.

COURT REPORT
EEOC must pay fees for groundless pursuit of lawsuit; headscarf accommodation not required for applicant; more.

WHAT’S NEW
Compensation and benefits; employee recognition; staffing; more.

PERSPECTIVES

FROM THE CEO
Three HR Resolutions for 2014
By Henry G. Jackson

FUTURE FOCUS
Mental Health Parity: A Leap Forward
Mental health parity gains ground.
By Jennifer Schramm

HR MAGAZINE BOOK BLOG
Summaries of Beyond the Job Description, Manager’s Guide to Mobile Learning; Managers as Mentors and and The Office Politics Handbook-



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