December 2014

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COVER STORY

Bringing Bias into the Light
The first place to look for prejudice is within yourself.
By Dana Wilkie

FEATURES

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Be a Super Sleuth
How to avoid the costly pitfalls of a sloppy workplace investigation.
By Dori Meinert

COMPENSATION
Slow Going Ahead
HR professionals see lower growth in compensation in 2014.
By Joseph Coombs

INFOGRAPHIC
Bonuses and Incentives
Compiled by Desda Moss

PROFILE
An HR Linker and Thinker
Pamela Harding, CHRO at Next Dimension Media, runs LinkedIn’s largest group of HR professionals.
By Aliah D. Wright

AGENDA

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Better Safe than Sorry
Avoid accidents and injuries with safety training for temporary workers.
By Kathryn Tyler

ADVICE & ANALYSIS

Solutions
Time off for working holidays; resigning while on FMLA leave
By Amber Clayton, SPHR-CA, and Edward Yost, SPHR-CA

HR Technology
7 Tips for Successful HR System Evaluations in 2015
An HR information systems professional shares his advice on conducting effective evaluations.
By John A. Hinojos

Legal Trends
Handle with Care
Strike the right balance when responding to EEOC requests.
By Cheryl M. Stanton and Jessica D. Tsuda

NEWS YOU CAN USE

For ongoing coverage of news relevant to HR, visit the Online News section of the SHRM website.

Executive Briefing
Why an SEC whistle-blower award may spell trouble for employers; trends that will transform the way people work.
By Dori Meinert

Court Report
Prescription drug testing may not violate ADA; changed job duties may indicate discrimination; more.

What's New
Compliance; employee recognition; health and safety; more.

PERSPECTIVES

From the CEO
The HR Event Every CEO Should Attend
By Henry G. Jackson

Q&A
Overwhelmed
Journalist Brigid Schulte on why we feel so stressed and what HR can do about it.
Interview by Joan Mooney

VIEWPOINT
Maybe HR’s Focus Should Be Less Human
Addressing the challenge that automation poses to corporate HR.
By Edward D. Hess

Trend Watch
Preparing for an Aging Workforce
HR may not be fully aware of the effects of the exit of older workers.
By Jennifer Schramm

Member Spotlight
Vikki Ingram, PHR, HR director, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Va.

HR Magazine Book Blog

Management Tools
9 Psychological Traps That Meeting Facilitators Face
By Joel Levitt

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