April 2014



Cover Story

Creating an Ethical Culture
HR professionals can play a key role in fostering a workplace where it’s easy to do the right thing.
By Dori Meinert


Think Like a Warrior
Former Navy SEAL Mark Divine talks about how to develop mental toughness and a winning attitude at work.
Interview by Kathy Gurchiek

Talent Management
Keep Your Top Talent: The Return of Retention
As retention returns to the top of HR’s to-do list, invest in the three R’s—re-recruiting, re-engaging and re-energizing employees.
By Adrienne Fox

First-Person Account
Changing Change Management
Make sure change management efforts follow through to individual employees.
By Robin Broadnax, SPHR

Choosing HR for the Long Haul
Angie DeWinter, vice president of human resources at U-Haul International Inc., moved a lot as a child, then settled in at a company where she could stay and grow.
Interview by Tamara Lytle

Agenda: Pre-Employment Screening
Who You Gonna Call?
Pre-screening applicants by telephone requires preparation.
By Kathryn Tyler

Advice and Analysis

Background checks on minors, flexible spending account rules for spouses
By Regan Gross, SPHR-CA, and Victoria Neal, PHR-CA, GPHR

HR Technology
Most Likely to Succeed
How companies are using their own data to identify promising new hires.
By Bill Roberts

Legal Trends
All Systems Go!
The EEOC is serious about its focus on systemic discrimination; you should be, too.
By Cheryl M. Stanton and Denise Giraudo

Management Tools
Are You the Leader Who Complains Too Much?
By Terry Joseph Busch 

News You Can Use

HR News
Extended whistle-blower protections; workplace gossip policies; learning from AOL’s 401(k) mistakes; more.

Executive Briefing
More corporate mergers expected this year; colleges with high numbers of Hispanic students are helping close the Latino employment gap.

Court Report
Interference with potential gratuity qualifies as adverse action; six-figure attorney fees award not disproportionate to damages; more.

What's New 
Employee engagement; health and safety; staffing; more.


From the CEO
#SHRM14 Will Transform You
By Henry G. Jackson

Future Focus
Happy Workers
What drives job satisfaction? It depends on who you ask.
By Jennifer Schramm

HR Magazine Book Blog
Book summaries of 97 Frequently Asked Questions About Compensation; Applying Advanced Analytics to Management Decisions; Managing Employee Turnover; Being Global.


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