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January/February 2015


What’s in Store for HR in 2015?   
The principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte shares nine predictions for how HR will redefine the workplace this year. And we highlight some of the people leading the way.
By Josh Bersin


A Common Language: Training Across Borders
Cross-cultural training helps your workers succeed in any location.
By Raju Chebium

Look Outside or Seek Within?
When hiring, it’s not always clear whether you should cast a wide net or go with who you know.
By Eric Krell


Unemployment for seasonal hires; pay for suspended employees.
By Elaine Bryant, SPHR-CA, GPHR, and Ruhal Dooley, SPHR-CA

HR Technology
Tougher Data Privacy Law on EU Horizon
Now is the time to prepare for a new European Union privacy regulation.
By Bill Roberts

Legal Trends
Everyone, Lean In
Gender discrimination is alive and well. Here are 10 ways to fight it.
By Jonathan A. Segal


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

Executive Briefing
Why are some employers better than others at developing leaders?
By Dori Meinert

Court Report
Workers must be told of tip credit; standard pay inadequate for donning and doffing; more.


From the CEO
By Henry G. Jackson

Should You Tell Employees They’re Part of a Succession Plan?
An HR professional and a consultant debate the issue.
By Marie LaMarche, SPHR, and Kim E. Ruyle

A Penchant for HR Management
SHRM’s new board chair Brian D. Silva tells HR professionals how to be prepared for anything.
Interview by Bill Leonard

Trend Watch
Will Hiring Stay Strong in 2015?
Despite a strong job market, employers report hiring difficulties.
By Joseph Coombs

Member Spotlight
Tracy Frazier, SPHR, HR business partner, Direct Energy, Houston


​An organization run by AI is not a futuristic concept. Such technology is already a part of many workplaces and will continue to shape the labor market and HR. Here's how employers and employees can successfully manage generative AI and other AI-powered systems.