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June 2003

   6/1/2003
 

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HR MAGAZINE · June 2003
Vol. 48, No. 6
Table of Contents

COVER STORIES
HR From the Top. HR’s stock—and opportunities to advance into the top ranks of management—are on the rise. Susan J. Wells

Five Who Have Made It. HR professionals looking for a shot at the big corner office can learn from five individuals who’ve already made it. Susan J. Wells

MANAGEMENT
Forced Rankling. So-called forced ranking of employees is the 'loves-me, loves-me-not' of evaluation methods. Steve Bates

BENEFITS
Reining In Prescription Expenses. Employers focus on drug benefits to try to control health plan costs. Joshua Kendall

STAFFING
Win the Game in Overtime. Use overtime as part of the business plan, not just as a catch-up tool. Roger Dickerson

SAFETY & SECURITY
Should You Offer Self-Defense Training? Should HR accept the risk involved in offering self-defense training? Lin Grensing-Pophal

HR MANAGEMENT
Surviving MADness. An HR survival guide to mergers, acquisitions and downsizings. Mitchell Lee Marks

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Meeting with the Boss. How to plan a face-to-face meeting between the boss and employees. Martha Frase-Blunt

HR TECHNOLOGY
Making the Switch to an ASP. Is the ASP model right for your organization’s HR systems operation? Bill Roberts

HR MANAGEMENT
HR and the Communicators. Leaving communications efforts to the professionals can be a strategic business move, say experts. Lin Grensing-Pophal

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Another Hat for HR: Negotiator-in-Chief. A firm’s bottom line may reflect HR’s diligence in developing employees’ negotiating skills. Marick F. Masters, Robert R. Albright and Frank Irr

HR AGENDA: COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Helping Employees Work Their 401(k)s. The employer obligation to educate employees on 401(k) investing need not be complex—or risky. Carolyn Hirschman

HR AGENDA: DIVERSITY
Thwarting the Diversity Backlash. Help your employees understand your diversity goals. Martha Frase-Blunt

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