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A Hidden Epidemic
Prescription painkiller abuse is taking an enormous toll at work. What’s the cure?
By Dori Meinert
Consider private exchanges to provide health benefits to retirees.
By Tamara Lytle
Brewing a Better Business
Starbucks’ Scott Pitasky focuses on delivering a satisfying employee experience.
By Desda Moss
Where the Bullies Are Some industries and workplace cultures are more prone to bad behavior. Is yours one of them?
By Dana Wilkie
Why HR Leaders Need to Stand Out Stop waiting for the world to notice all you do.
By Dorie Clark
Shari's Solutions March Madness; moonlighting policy; daylight saving time.
By Shari Lau, SHRM-SCP
Metrics for Better Hires Nine metrics you should be tracking to maximize quality of hire.
By Lou Adler
How to Find a Trustworthy Attorney
What can lawyers do to earn HR’s trust? Plenty.
By Allen Smith
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The Upside of Top-Down
Why workplace hierarchies aren’t all bad.
By Dori Meinert
Court Report Overly broad employee handbook rules invalidated; more.
From the CEO
HR in the Talent Economy
By Henry G. Jackson
The Caregiving Conundrum
Anne-Marie Slaughter believes equality at work will be elusive as long as caregiving is viewed as a woman’s job.
Interview by David Ward
Tighter labor markets, economic uncertainty and globalization are driving fundamental changes to the workplace.
By Jen Schramm
Christel Colón, SHRM-SCP, HR business partner, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y.
If Shakespeare Wrote About Business Your company is only as good as it allows its managers to be—or not to be.
By Randy Pennington
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