February 2014

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COVER STORY

Great Expectations
What you need to know about accommodating pregnant employees.
By Adrienne Fox

FEATURES

PROFILE
Delivering HR at a Media Giant 
Horacio Quiros steers Grupo Clarin’s HR operations in a climate of uncertainty.
Interview by Robert J. Grossman

HR TECHNOLOGY
The Mobilization of HR Tech
Mobile functionality is being used increasingly for HR.
By Dave Zielinski

FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT
Training Managers to Lead Innovation
To develop and sell better products, cultivate better managers.
By Robert Paxton, SPHR

Q&A
Listening Skills
The proper response to traumatic news can promote healing.
Interview by Kathryn Tyler

AGENDA: WELLNESS
Pay Attention to Hypertension
Employers focus on helping employees reduce high blood pressure.
By Susan J. Wells

ADVICE AND ANALYSIS

SOLUTIONS
Employee loan programs; intermittent FMLA
By Lesa Albright, SPHR-CA, GPHR, and Deb Levine, SPHR

LEGAL TRENDS
Beware of Workers’ Comp Premium Fraud
Be careful how you classify workers’ jobs for your insurer.
By Kevin M. Cruz

MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Getting Employee Engagement from the Get-Go
Successful employee engagement starts with the first interview.
By Mark Lukens

NEWS YOU CAN USE

HR NEWS
HSA enrollments grow, while use of HRAs shrinks; health benefit costs could jump in 2014; NLRB drops defense of controversial posters; more.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
Massive open online courses get poor marks; gender wage gap shrinks for young women.

COURT REPORT
Sexual harassment punitive damages award reduced; black police sergeant denied transfer from midnight shift may pursue claim; more.

WHAT’S NEW 
Compliance; health and safety; international HR; more.

PERSPECTIVES

FROM THE CEO
A Fresh Look at the Unemployed
By Henry G. Jackson

FUTURE FOCUS
HR Professionals Plan to Stay in Current Jobs
HR professionals are less likely than other employees to job-jump in 2014.
By Jennifer Schramm

HR MAGAZINE BOOK BLOG
Summaries of Beyond the Job Description; Manager’s Guide to Mobile Learning; Managers as Mentors and The Office Politics Handbook.

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