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February 2008

   2/1/2008

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HR MAGAZINE · February 2008
Vol. 53, No. 2
Table of Contents

COVER STORY
Welfare-to-Work: A Work in Progress. In 1996, legislators sought to 'end welfare as we know it.' More than a decade after reform, the program serves as a conduit to employment.
Ann Pomeroy

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS
Sign in the Name of Love. Can 'love contracts' decrease an employer's litigation risks and keep office romances in check?
Kathryn Tyler

PROFILE
By the Numbers. Isaac E. Dixon mixes people skills and metrics in a recruiting role at Oregon's Providence health system.
Bill Roberts

SPECIAL REPORT ON PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING
Ground Rules on Background Checks. Members of the background-checking industry strive to implement standards for quality and ethical operations.
Susan J. Wells

Getting Facts Fast. Technology reduces the complexities and shortens the elapsed time in the screening of job candidates.
Jennifer Taylor Arnold

Automation Makes a Difference. Speeding up pre-employment steps eases relations with line managers and makes the manufacturing process smoother.
Tana Grange

HR AGENDA: EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Case Closed. Now What? After a workplace investigation, help heal lingering tensions or hurt feelings.
Elizabeth Agnvall

HR AGENDA: CAREER DEVEOPMENT
Be an Insider On Social Responsibility. Leading the movement at your organization can benefit your career.
Adrienne Fox



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