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September 2006 

9/1/2006   

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HR MAGAZINE · September 2006
Vol. 51, No. 9
Table of Contents

COVER STORY
HR's Rising Star in India. Good human capital management in India's most competitive sectors is raising the profile of HR by proving to be a business necessity
Robert J. Grossman

BENEFITS
Retiree Drug Coverage Comes Up for Renewal. If you're deciding whether to continue providing retiree drug coverage or send retirees to the Medicare plan, consider these key issues-before the end of September.
Pamela Babcock

CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Read any Good (Non-HR) Books Lately? Need some good career advice? Look on the fiction and history shelves!
Ann Pomeroy

HEALTH CARE
Keeping the Tip-Top in Shape. Supplemental health coverage for top executives can be an investment in business continuity.
Carolyn Hirschman

TRAINING
Make the Most of Team Building. Effective team building begins with assessing the team's needs and selecting the right activity.
Nancy Hatch Woodward

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Stress Management. Helping employees reduce and manage stress-whether it originates on or off the job-can improve productivity and morale in the workplace.
Kathryn Tyler

HR AGENDA: COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Rewarding Exempt Employees. Employers are not required to pay overtime to exempt employees, but many companies are finding ways to reward and motivate these workers.
Susan Ladika

HR AGENDA: EMPLOYMENT & STAFFING
Quick-Decision Hiring. Conventional hiring wasn't fast enough for one company, so it picked up the pace and now often decides on the basis of an applicant's attitude.
Terence F. Shea

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