February 2016

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COVER STORY

Building Trust
How to cultivate partnerships with vendors based on trust and transparency.
By Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson

FEATURES

Employee & Organizational Development
Help Wanted: HR Analysts
Meet top HR analysts and learn how to find your own.
By Tamara Lytle

Employee Relations
Top 10 Employee Handbook Updates for 2016 
If you haven’t made revisions in the last year, your provisions on leave, overtime and same-sex couple benefits are likely out-of-date.
By Steve Bates

Talent Acquisition
Tapping Talent Around the Globe
Know the territory to find the best employees.
By Stephenie Overman

Benefits
De-Risking Your Pension Plan 
Pension de-risking strategies let companies eliminate their pension liabilities.
By Joanne Sammer

Profile
A Vintage Career 
Teri Cirillo, VP of HR at Treasury Wine Estates, focuses on growing a high-performing workforce.
By Kathy Gurchiek

ADVICE & ANALYSIS

Shari's Solutions 
Workplace romance; reprimands before dismissal; job postings.
By Shari Lau, SHRM-SCP

Point/Counterpoint
Do Merit Increases Promote Sustained Performance Improvement?
Two experts debate the issue.
By Sharlyn Lauby, SHRM-SCP, and Matthew J. Stollak

HR Technology
For HR, Video Is a Star
Video and digital tools are changing the picture of talent management.
By Drew Robb

Legal Trends
BYOD Policies: Striking the Right Balance 
Companies should fine-tune their bring-your-own-device policies. By Paul G. Lannon and Phillip M. Schreiber

Infographic
HR Technology Trends in 2016 

NEWS YOU CAN USE

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

Executive Briefing
The Changing Face of Work
Will we be replaced by robots?
By Aliah D. Wright

Court Report
No overtime to firefighters for picking up gear; more.

PERSPECTIVES

From the CEO
2016: A Year for Advocacy
By Henry G. Jackson

Q&A
Conversation Killer
Sherry Turkle considers the hidden costs of digital communication.
Interview by Kathryn Tyler

Trend Watch
Reefer Sanity 
Employers’ marijuana policies may need an update.
By Jen Schramm

Member Spotlight
Michele Burns, SHRM-SCP, director of classification and compensation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. HR Magazine Book Blog

Management Tools
Challenge to Managers: Lead with Positivity
Look at the cup of coffee as half full.
By Michael Woodward

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