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January 2011

COVER STORY
Eleven Initiatives for 2011
Forward-thinking initiatives can help your HR department excel in a post-recession environment.
By Robert J. Grossman

PROFILE
A Penchant for Leadership
SHRM’s 2011-12 board chair Jose Berrios has a talent for talent management.
Interview by Bill Leonard

ETHICS
When HR Goes Bad
Allegations of fraud or other wrongdoing can rock your business, especially if the person being accused of misconduct is in human resources.
By Bill Leonard

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SPECIAL REPORT
All for Incentives, Incentives for All
Experts predict that nearly every employee will have some proportion of his or her pay based on performance.
By Eric Krell

Q&A
In the Company We Trust
3M’s leaders strive to build greater bonds with employees.
By Benjamin Schneider and Karen B. Paul

AGENDA: BENEFITS
Turning Stress into Strength
Resilience training may make employees more productive.
By William Atkinson

AGENDA: EMPLOYMENT & STAFFING
Avoiding Immigration Audits
Make sure your workers’ eligibility documentation is in order.
By Stephenie Overman

ADVICE AND ANALYSIS

SOLUTIONS
Positive turnover, disability awareness, employee selection guidelines.
By Shari Lau, GPHR, SPHR-CA, and Lesa Albright, SPHR, GPHR

HR TECHNOLOGY
Effective Assessments
To save time and money, more recruiters are using candidate assessment tools to evaluate skills, behavior and cultural fit before hiring.
By Dave Zielinski

LEGAL TRENDS
The Future of Retaliation Claims
Retaliation claims are still on the rise.
By Barnett Brooks, Gail Farb and Mandi Ballard

MANAGEMENT TOOLS
The Meaning of Work
Unlock employees’ commitment and potential with meaningful work.
By Paul Fairlie

NEWS YOU CAN USE

HR NEWS
International attitudes toward immigration; keep older employees working; more.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
Information overload hurts productivity; top jobs for 2011; more.

 

COURT REPORT
Reservists’ protection may be triggered prior to formal military orders; fiduciary not responsible for spouse’s retirement decision; more.

 

ONLINE HIGHLIGHTS
2010's top SHRM research findings; fighting consultant burnout; suggestion programs; more.

 

WHAT’S NEW
Employee recognition; staffing; training and development; more.

PERSPECTIVES

FROM READERS
Contract Status Affects Union Workers Who Refuse to Strike; Employee Assistance Plan’s Services Have Been Invaluable; more.

FROM THE CEO
A Sharper Focus on Thought Leadership in 2011
By Henry G. Jackson

FUTURE FOCUS
You, the Risk Manager
Recent leadership crises underscore the responsibility of HR professionals to reduce corporate risk.
By Jennifer Schramm

BOOKS IN BRIEF
Summaries of SHRM 2010-2011 Human Capital Benchmarking, Human Resources in Research and Practice: The RQ Reader, and Got a Minute?, and Win at Work!​​



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