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February 2003

   2/1/2003

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HR Magazine - February 2003
Vol. 48, No. 2
Table of Contents

COVER STORY
Off Duty, Out of Work An employee engages in legal but controversial off-duty behavior. Should you fire him? Carolyn Hirschman

BENEFITS
A Pension Formula That Pays Off There’s never been a better time to show employees how lucky they are to have a defined benefit pension. Lin Grensing-Pophal

EMPLOYMENT LAW
Employer, Audit Thyself Examine your company’s wage and hour conscience by conducting a self-audit. Margaret M. Clark

SPECIAL REPORT: TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Lesson Plans Effective training for customer service representatives can be key to a company’s bottom line. Frank Jossi

Sink-or-Swim Attitude Strands New Managers Effective management training can keep new supervisors afloat. Kathryn Tyler

AGENDA: COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Is the Time Right for REITs? Companies should consider adding real estate investment trusts to their 401(k) menu to help participants diversify. Elayne Robertson Demby

AGENDA: EMPLOYMENT & STAFFING
Keeping Hotel Workers Hotels adopt various incentives to retain lower-paid employees. Andrea C. Poe

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

           From The President Enhancing Communications—Ours and Yours Susan Meisinger
           From The Editors Changes, enhancements to HR Magazine Gary Rubin and Leon Rubis
           HR Solutions Posting Notices, Sponsoring Workers Rebecca R. Hastings and Naomi Cossack
           Management Tools Doing More with Less Paul Falcone
           Legal Trends Is It Shredding Time Yet? Jonathan A. Segal
           Future Focus HR Metrics: A Must Debra J. Cohen
           Executive Briefing Positive view of work increases performance; scaling heights for leadership; more
           Letters More on Sarbanes-Oxley; nothing new in nursing shortage; responses to November cover reactions; more
           HR Technology Portal Takes Off
           Court Report Isolated case enough for claim; WARN loophole; failure to act can extend liability period; more
           Bookshelf Continuity Management; more
           What’s New Employee access to comp and benefits; whistleblower report; more

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