September 2015

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COVER STORY

A Remarkable Transformation
Transgender workers represent the next frontier in workplace diversity.
By Susan Milligan

FEATURES

Compensation
Take It or Leave It: Should Salary Discussions Be a One-Way Street?
Banning salary negotiations won’t necessarily level the playing field.
By Joanne Sammer

The Aging Workplace
A Lot to Lose
How to recognize and address declines in cognitive function at work.
By Carole Fleck

Benefits
An Analytical Approach to Benefits
‘Big data’ is having a big impact on employers’ benefits strategies.
By Steve Bates

Employee Relations
The Case for Face Time
Nothing beats in-person communication with employees.
By Lee Michael Katz

Profile
Leading Large
The senior VP of HR at MGM Resorts International makes her mark in her hometown.
By Geri Tucker

ADVICE & ANALYSIS

Shari's Solutions
Bereavement leave; late workers; ‘digital natives.’
By Shari Lau, SHRM-SCP

Point/Counterpoint
Should Congress Repeal the ACA ‘Cadillac Tax’?
Two health policy experts debate the issue.
By Tevi Troy and Harold Pollack

HR Technology
Mobilizing Your Workforce
For today’s workforce, mobile tools are no longer optional.
By Glen Chambers

Legal Trends
Why Litigate When You Can Mediate?
Mediation is too often overlooked when resolving workplace disputes.
By Paul Holtzman

NEWS YOU CAN USE

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

Executive Briefing
How HR leaders can help ensure a successful CEO transition.
By Dori Meinert

Court Report
Isolated incident can support harassment claim; overtime exemption for drivers.

PERSPECTIVES

From the CEO
Are Benefits the New Wages?
By Henry G. Jackson

Q&A
The Temp Trend Is Permanent 
How temporary staffing firms can help you reach your talent management goals.
Interview by Roy Maurer

Trend Watch
Optimists, with a Plan
HR pros are preparing to enter a steadily improving job market.
By Jen Schramm

Member Spotlight
Nancy Kasmar, SHRM-SCP, principal, Compensation Connections, Snoqualmie, Wash. 

Management Tools
Building a Culture of Accountability  
Getting people to take ownership of their jobs starts with managers who own theirs.
By Randy Pennington

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