September 2014

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COVER PACKAGE: BENEFITS & COMPENSATION

Making Pay Public
Salary transparency can take many forms—from publicizing pay ranges to posting employees’ salaries. Does it make sense for your company?
By Tamara Lytle

Benefits by the Numbers
Compiled by Desda Moss

The Future of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
The prognosis is uncertain in the wake of health care reform.
By Susan J. Wells

The Ratings Game
How to prevent classification errors that drive up workers’ comp premiums.
By Eric Krell

FEATURE

ORGANIZATIONAL & EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT
Calling In a Coach
The role of the executive coach is evolving.
By Kathryn Tyler

AGENDA

COMPENSATION
Making Rewards Count
How to tailor rewards to match employee performance.
By Joanne Sammer

ADVICE & ANALYSIS

Solutions
Using employee photos; terminating new hires.
By Amber Clayton, SPHR-CA, and Liz Petersen, SPHR-CA, GPHR

HR Technology
Cultivating Connections
Three companies talk about using social media tools to connect with job seekers.
By Drew Robb

Legal Trends
The Law and Social Media in Hiring
Although social media’s use in hiring is relatively new, the legal issues it raises are not.
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
Many business leaders aren’t working at their best energy level; building a culture of ethics is a top goal for compliance and HR professionals.
By Dori Meinert

Court Report
Six-month disability leave limit reasonable; termination claim reinstated due to conflicting performance reviews; changing retirement plan funding source not a fiduciary act..

What's New
Compensation and benefits; compliance; health and safety; more. 

PERSPECTIVES

From the CEO
A Labor Day Challenge to HR
By Henry G. Jackson

Q&A
Manage This!
Nearly all management problems boil down to about two dozen common situations, according to business expert Bruce Tulgan.
Interview by Donna M. Owens

Point/Counterpoint
Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?
Experts from the Economic Policy Institute and The Heritage Foundation debate the issue.
By David Cooper and James Sherk

Trend Watch
Filling the Void
Congress streamlines worker-training programs as companies decrease training budgets.
By Jennifer Schramm

Member Spotlight
Jeff Luttrell, SPHR, recruiting manager, Xerox Business Services LLC, Raleigh, N.C.

HR Magazine Book Blog

Management Tools
Four Ways to Lead Change
By Randy G. Pennington

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