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June 2005 

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HR MAGAZINE · June 2005
Vol. 50, No. 6
Table of Contents

COVER STORY
A Fitting Role. . Involving HR on the front end of a proposed merger or acquisition can mean the difference between failure and a successful match.
Ann Pomeroy

STRATEGIC HR
Focusing on Customers. HR activities should pass the “wallet test” by persuading customers to transfer more money from their wallets to your business. (Members Only)
Dave Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank

PROFILE
Standards Bearer. Sue Cook pulled together the HR pieces of a diversified, decentralized manufacturer. (Members Only)
Ann Pomeroy

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
A Duty To Dock Pay. Court orders to dock pay place HR smack in the middle of employees’ personal finances. (Members Only)
Alison Stein Wellner

HEALTH & WELLNESS
Exercise Options. The workplace benefits of exercise are clear. What’s up for debate is whether on-site facilities work better than off-site reimbursement programs. (Members Only)
Nancy Hatch Woodward

GLOBAL HR MANAGEMENT
Working Together. European employee groups can be valuable sounding boards. (Members Only)
Susan Ladika

GLOBAL HR MANAGEMENT
Budding Relationships. Help expatriates get a leg up on their assignments with formal buddy programs. (Members Only)
Eric Krell

RETIREMENT PLANS
Take a Closer Look. What you don’t know about your company’s 401(k) plan could hurt you; consider having experts perform a detailed audit. (Members Only)
Carolyn Hirschman

BENEFITS
School’s In at Work. Workplace schools benefit the parents, the employer and the children. (Members Only)
Roseanne White Geisel

Special Report on Health Care(Members Only)

    Shaving Health Costs. Employers are using incremental policy changes to trim health care costs. (Members Only)
    Mary E. Medland

    Getting Personal. To harness rising health costs, employers are having health providers identify and manage employees’ potential problems. (Members Only)
    Betty Sosnin

    Informing Decisions. As employers consider steering employees toward consumer-directed health care, education becomes an imperative. (Members Only)
    Carolyn Hirschman

HR AGENDA: SAFETY & SECURITY
When It’s Time for Anger Management. Workers’ collars should be blue or white, but not hot. Anger management training helps cooler heads prevail when emotions heat up. (Members Only)
Linda Wasmer Andrews

HR AGENDA: EMPLOYMENT & STAFFING
Hiring Older Interns. Look beyond the usual candidates in their late teens and early 20s to fill your internship openings.
William Atkinson

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS(Members Only)

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