June 2015

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COVER STORY

What Makes a Great Employer?
Creating a great workplace involves more than providing neat perks and benefits. It requires real effort.
By Mark Feffer

FEATURES

Employee Relations
Redefining Loyalty
How alumni networks can boost your brand, expand your network and bolster industry intelligence.
By Susan Milligan

Benefits
Still Shopping Around
Can private health insurance exchanges live up to their potential?
By Joanne Sammer

Infographic
Private Exchanges: Will More Employers Adopt Them?
Private Exchanges: Will More Employers Adopt Them? (Interactive Web Version)

Employee Relations
Big Employer Is Watching
How to measure employees’ productivity without compromising trust.
By Lee Michael Katz

Benefits
Has the Telecommuting Bubble Burst?
Technology, training and communication are required for effective telecommuting arrangements.
By Dana Wilkie

Staffing Management
Heads Up!
What do personality tests really tell you?
By Dori Meinert

SPECIAL SECTION

Summer Reading: Best Picks for HR
Summertime’s here and the reading is easy—with the help of our special section on the most relevant and engaging books and blogs for HR.

ADVICE & ANALYSIS

Solutions
Sharing reasons for termination; leave for H-1B workers
By Liz Petersen, SHRM-SCP, and Karen Burke, SHRM-CP

Point/Counterpoint
Should Companies Have Free Rein to Use Predictive Analytics?
Two experts on HR metrics debate the issue.
By Karl-Heinz Oehler and Salvatore Falletta

HR Technology
HR Technology: Not Just for HR Anymore
Put users first when selecting HR tech tools.
By Cecile Alper-Leroux

Legal Trends
Attack Bullying Without Being Attacked
It’s their way or the highway. So show bullies the door.
By Jonathan A. Segal

NEWS YOU CAN USE

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

Executive Briefing
Common obstacles to making good business decisions—and how to get past them.
By Dori Meinert

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

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

PERSPECTIVES

From the CEO
How HR Can Thrive Today
By Henry G. Jackson

Q&A
Business as Unusual 
Why Marcus Buckingham believes it’s time for HR to stop collecting bad data and start serving team leaders.
Interview by John Scorza

Trend Watch
Employers Slow to Hire 2015 Grads
Fewer organizations are hiring new college graduates than two years ago.
By Jen Schramm

Member Spotlight
Toby Atkinson, SHRM-SCP, regional talent acquisition manager, Cintas Corp., Romeoville, Ill.

HR Magazine Book Blog

Management Tools
6 Tips for Leading Millennials  
By Martha Maznevski

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