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April 2003

   4/1/2003
 

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HR Magazine - April 2003
Vol. 48, No. 4
Table of Contents

COVER STORY
Forging a Partnership. HR is the key to a successful CEO transition. Robert J. Grossman

HEALTH CARE
Shouldering the Burden. As companies trim soaring health care costs, cash-straped retirees are likely to fight back. Dale Buss

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
From Workforce to Armed Forces -- And Back. Four citizen soldiers describe their National Guard and Reserve deployments and how their employers eased their return to work. James Pethokoukis

SPECIAL REPORT ON EMPLOYMENT AND STAFFING
Slow Time for Executive Recruiting. With executive searches in low gear, HR is paying lower fees -- and doing some searches on its own. Susan J. Wells

A Recruiting Spigot. A recruitment agency alternative springs up to serve a need for more flexible arrangements in uncertain times. Martha Frase-Blunt

HR AGENDA: AWARDS & INCENTIVES
Cash vs. Non-Cash Rewards. Deciding on rewards? Don't discount the drawbacks to dollars. Diane Cadrain

HR AGENDA: COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Plastic Paychecks. Payroll debit cards help employers lower their payroll expenses. Elayne Robertson Demby

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