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July 2014

COVER STORY

Woven into the Community
Sri Lanka's largest clothing exporter is a remarkable case study in corporate social responsibility.
By Roy Maurer

 

FEATURES

Career Development
Encore! Encore!
With midlife often comes a search for meaning--and many are finding it in a second career.
By Robert J. Grossman

Q&A
State of the Unions
Groups that help workers gain greater bargaining power will prosper, says Damon Silvers of the AFL-CIO.
Interview by Adam Van Brimmer

Compensation
Crime That Doesn't Pay
Is your company stealing from its employees? HR can act to prevent wage theft.
By Eric Krell

First-Person Account
How Do You Do?
Barnum Financial Group implemented an assessment tool to learn employees' behavioral instincts and strengths.
By Michelle Hite and Amelia Nathanson

Profile
Building an HR Infrastructure
Avi Robinson, vice president of HR at Keter Plastic Ltd., built an HR infrastructure at a 66-year-old company.
Interview by Geri Tucker


AGENDA

Outsourcing
Results-Oriented Outsourcing
Using outcome-based vendor pricing, HR can focus on performance over process.
By Eric Krell


ADVICE & ANALYSIS

Solutions
Erasing data from smartphones, terminating health plan benefits
By Edward Yost, SPHR-CA, and Amber Clayton, PHR-CA

HR Technology
Could HR Be the Next Target?
How to boost your defenses so HR doesn't become vulnerable to data thieves.
By Drew Robb

Legal Trends
Will 30 Be the New 40?
Health care reform may result in more claims of off-the-clock work.
By Maureen Knight, James Coleman and James Napoli

Management Tools
The Power of Appreciation
By Shankar Krishnamoorthy


NEWS YOU CAN USE

For ongoing coverage of news relevant to HR, visit the Online News section of the SHRM website.

Executive Briefing
Many Workers don't trust their employers; how to minimize the negative mental health effects of layoffs.
By Dori Meinert

Court Report
Telecommuting as an ADA accommodation; prohbition on discussing wages; post-firing harassment complaint insufficient.

What's New
Compliance; diversity and inclusion; talent management; more.


PERSPECTIVES

From the CEO
The Competency Factor
By Henry G. Jackson

Future Focus
Finding Tomorrow's Leaders
Don't neglect employee training and development at the lower levels of your organization.
By Jennifer Schramm

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