COVER PACKAGE: REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
Understanding the Business of HR
Bette J. Francis, SPHR, outlines her vision for her two-year term as SHRM board chair.
Interview by Bill Leonard
ORGANIZATIONAL AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT
Help Managers Shine
Use training, goal-setting and regular feedback to improve managers' performance.
By Adrienne Fox
AGENDA: EDUCATION & TRAINING
Get Sold on Training Incentives
Instant rewards for completing incremental training yield results.
By Eric Krell
Stay Well Together
There are benefits to extending wellness programs to employees' families.
By David Tobenkin
ADVICE AND ANALYSIS
Employee arrests, part-timers, pay increases
By Naomi Cossack, SPHR, Patricia Graves, SPHR, GPHR, and Angela Collis, SPHR, GPHR
Social media policies may be more trouble than they're worth.
By David S. Rubin
Internal experts can help improve employees' knowledge of the business.
By Lynn C. Dailey, Ph.D., and Mark Matson, SPHR
NEWS YOU CAN USE
EEOC to focus on hiring, pay, harassment; health care reform's employer-mandate calculations clarified; more.
Cultural matching influences hiring; bad hires can be costly.
Automatic meal break deductions permitted; neutral ranking criteria insulate employer in reduction in force; more.
Compensation and benefits; employee engagement; health and safety; more.
FROM THE CEO
'Fiscal Cliff' Avoided for Now, But Threats Still Ahead
By Henry G. Jackson
Manage Stress, Improve the Bottom Line
Stress is the most common cause of long-term workplace absences.
By Jennifer Schramm
HR MAGAZINE BOOK BLOG
Summaries of SHRM 2012-2013 Health Care Benchmarking, The Safe Hiring Manual, Manager's Guide to Employee Engagement and Handbook for Strategic HR.