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January 2012

 COVER STORY


Ready, Set, Hire!
In reaction to prolonged high unemployment rates, some HR professionals are finding ways to help put people to work.
By Dori Meinert

Old Jobs, New Jobs: Here’s the Difference
Relentless technological and demographic forces guarantee that U.S. employers will have to make their own skilled workers—or pay more to buy them in the future.
By Anthony P. Carnevale

How HR Professionals Can Help Companies Grow and Create Jobs
Employers need to consider hiring highly qualified workers made available by the economic downturn.
By Elaine L. Chao

FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT
Save Your Staff, Improve Your Business
How a social service agency’s HR professional turned around turnover.
By Sonya M. Latta, PHR

Q&A
Hidden in Plain Sight
Educated, ambitious women in emerging markets are filling talent gaps.
Interview by Alice Andors

TALENT MANAGEMENT SPECIAL REPORT
Make a ‘Deal’
An employee value proposition can be a good ‘deal’ for employers as well as employees.
By Adrienne Fox

AGENDA: BENEFITS
Bank on Savings
Reduce payroll processing costs through a bank-at-work program.
By Joanne Sammer

AGENDA: EMPLOYMENT AND STAFFING
Show and Tell
Realistic job previews, designed to show applicants what they’ll do on the job, can reduce costly turnover and raise employee satisfaction.
By Michael A. Tucker

ADVICE AND ANALYSIS

SOLUTIONS
Low-cost safety training, counseling, business travel conduct
By Angela Collis, SPHR, GPHR, Liz Petersen, GPHR, SPHR-CA, and Deb Levine, SPHR

HR TECHNOLOGY
Cybersleuthing
A digital forensics investigation can ferret out misdeeds when employees misuse technology.
By Tamara Lytle

LEGAL TRENDS
Fit for an On-site Clinic
On-site clinics are being used to address an old problem: health care costs.
By Lori Thayer Oliphant and Cheryl Camin Murray

MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Embracing Errors
Encourage and celebrate ‘low-stakes’ mistakes to unleash creativity in your team.
By Robert Biswas-Diener

NEWS YOU CAN USE

HR NEWS
NLRB delegates powers to general counsel; employers change tactics to control health plan costs; more.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
U.S. shrinks gender gap; green plants improve performance.

COURT REPORT
Ill-considered e-mail forms basis of FMLA lawsuit; unqualified applicant passed over for promotion cannot advance discrimination claim; more.

WHAT’S NEW
HR management systems; staffing; training and development; more.

PERSPECTIVES

FROM READERS

FROM THE CEO
A Great Year—With More in 2012
By Henry G. Jackson

FUTURE FOCUS
A World of Strategies
Whatever the method, HR professionals across the globe are focusing on talent development.
By Jennifer Schramm

BOOKS IN BRIEF
Summaries of Field Tested, ReInventing Diversity, Moral Intelligence 2.0 and Future Work.



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