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HR MAGAZINE · January 2003
Vol. 48, No. 1
Table of Contents

(Top) Pay for (Best) Performance In a down economy, companies should spend comp dollars wisely—and mostly—on their star performers. Steve Bates

Are Your Employee Drug Tests Accurate? Workers can beat your drug tests with a slew of widely available products. Diane Cadrain

Someone To Listen Ombuds can act as confidential sounding boards for employees who want problems resolved quietly. Here’s how to make sure they work well with HR. Carolyn Hirschman

Commitment to Serve HR leaders must concentrate on being truly credible business leaders, says SHRM board chair David Hutchins. Bill Leonard

Home Is Where the Restrictions Are Companies are along for the ride when relocated employees go shopping for a house. James Pethokoukis

Costs Drive Safety Training Needs Find out what’s costing you in workplace safety to determine your training needs. Shawn Adams


From The President Taking the Measure of Human Capital Susan Meisinger
From The Editors Performance pay; Ombuds programs; new HR Magazine coming soon Adrienne Fox; Terence F. Shea; Leon Rubis
 Management Tools Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick—Invoke Teddy Roosevelt when orienting a new hire or disciplining a problem employee. Jathan W. Janove
Legal Trends Seven Rules for Working with an Attorney—Follow these steps to get the most bang for your legal buck. Daryll J. Neuser
Future Focus Knowledge Development—More than facts and figures, knowledge development is critical for the HR profession. Debra J. Cohen
Executive Briefing Pension funds depleting; last-minute salary budget cuts; HR as whistleblower; more
Letters Dear HR, stop whining; salary survey beef.
HR Update 401(k) match case; national workforce program goes local; déjà vu on health care cost increases; more
HR Technology Intranet Development Requires Teamwork
Bookshelf Working with Words in Business and Legal Writing; more
What’s New Give at the office online; new stop-loss policy; HR radio; schedule doctor’s appointments online; more

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