July/August 2015

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COVER STORY

Confronting Conflict
Conflict isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But ignoring it can be.
By Tamara Lytle

FEATURES

Employee Relations
25 Fun & Easy Ways to Boost Morale
Try these simple ways to re-energize employees—and have some fun!
Compiled by Dori Meinert

Employee & Organizational Development
Culture Keepers
Meet the people behind the new title in the C-suite: chief culture officers.
By Kathy Gurchiek

Staffing Management
Freelance Nation
Will the growth of the contingent workforce last?
By Steve Bates

Employment Law
Extreme Firings and Their Lessons
An employment lawyer who has heard it all shares wisdom from the wackiest cases.
By Jathan Janove

ADVICE & ANALYSIS

Solutions
Summer dress code violators; applicants with outstanding warrants.
By Shari Lau, SHRM-SCP

Viewpoint
Why HR Must Go Beyond Words
A lesson on workplace discrimination learned the hard way.
By Carolynne Marshall

HR Technology
Fostering Change
Change is the new normal, so choose tech tools that enable you to adapt.
By Paul Meyer

Legal Trends
Top 10 Employment Liability Concerns
Know where your need for employment-related liability insurance is greatest.
By Walter J. Andrews and Michael S. Levine

NEWS YOU CAN USE

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

Executive Briefing
How to help your organization better adapt in a complex world.
By Dori Meinert

Court Report
Termination for misconduct did not violate ADA; FMLA interference claim viable even though leave was granted; more.

PERSPECTIVES

From the CEO
In the Decade of Human Capital, HR Must Lead
By Henry G. Jackson

Q&A
Can You Handle the Pressure? 
J.P. Pawliw-Fry talks about improving your ability to perform well when it matters most.
Interview by Adam Van Brimmer

Trend Watch
A Crisis of Confidence
HR can be a model for struggling female workers.
By Jen Schramm

Member Spotlight
Valerie Utsey, SHRM-CP, HR director, Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, Md.

Management Tools
Are You a Toxic Leader or Just a Tough Boss? 
By Teresa A. Daniel and Gary S. Metcalf

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