Religion at Work
Weaving religion or spirituality into company culture poses legal and managerial challenges galore.
Robert J. Grossman
See the 2009 HR Trendbook
including the annual HR salary survey, packaged with this issue.
Athletic Trainers’ Workplace Remedies
Athletic trainers’ forte: quick, medically appropriate treatment for workplace injuries.
Employees First Pays Off
New leaders at a group of colleges turned the company around—and dramatically boosted employee morale.
Critic’s Critique of E-Verify
Richard Stana, an expert on the federal electronic employment verification system, discusses the challenges of E-Verify.
Leading by Example
Boeing Co.’s HR chief oversees labor negotiators and the aerospace giant’s Leadership Center, drives wellness initiatives—and commutes cross-country on weekends.
Nancy M. Davis
HR AGENDA: COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The Stealth Statute
The new genetic information law could trip up employers who mistakenly think they have no such data on employees.
HR AGENDA: EMPLOYMENT & STAFFING
Vets’ Jobs: Priority for Many
Employers excel at keeping jobs for active service members and finding jobs for returning ones.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
From the CEO
2008 Successes Will Help Meet 2009 Challenges
Balanced Scorecards, Unclaimed Wages, Data
Margaret Fiester, Yvette Lee, Deb Levine
New Friends in the Lion’s Den
Not sure how to fix a wage-and-hour problem without risking a lawsuit? A voluntary compliance agreement with the U.S. Labor Department may be the answer.
Lisa A. Schreter
Unemployment figures tell only part of the story on the status of the workforce.
Employers slowed hiring starting in 2007; mall Santa gets the boot; University of California employees’ health insurance premiums decrease; more.
Some HR teams are marshalling the power of user-generated content to share knowledge across the organization.
‘Generation Jones’ workers; regular rate for overtime pay.
Approval for intermittent leave under the FMLA ends at the end of the 12-month year when it was approved; the Legal Arizona Workers Act is upheld; ERISA does not preempt local health care mandate; more.
Employee engagement survey; online health care options training program; workforce communication tool; more.
BOOKS IN BRIEF
Books in Brief is online. See www.shrm.org/hrmagazine for summaries of Plugged In, The New Manager’s Tool Kit, Working Relationships and Who.