HR MAGAZINE · September 2006
Vol. 51, No. 9
Table of Contents
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
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.
Read any Good (Non-HR) Books Lately? Need some good career advice? Look on the fiction and history shelves!
Keeping the Tip-Top in Shape. Supplemental health coverage for top executives can be an investment in business continuity.
Make the Most of Team Building. Effective team building begins with assessing the team's needs and selecting the right activity.
Nancy Hatch Woodward
Stress Management. Helping employees reduce and manage stress-whether it originates on or off the job-can improve productivity and morale in the workplace.
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.
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
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS(Members Only)
From the President: On Sept. 11 Anniversary, Be Prepared Is Watchword Preparing for disasters, whether natural or man-made, is a responsibility of HR. Susan Meisinger
From the Editors. HR in India; post-Sept. 11 discrimination; speedy hiring Adrienne Fox; Leon Rubis; Terence F. Shea
HR Solutions: Drug Tests, Pay Deductions, Mandatory Retirement. Amy Maingault, Lisa Orndorff and Liz Petersen
Management Tools: In the Face of Adversity. Layoffs present an opportunity for you to shine as a manager-and lead your team through hard times. Paul Falcone
Legal Trends: Tailor Non-competes to a T. You can't always prevent competitors from stealing your top talent, but a custom-tailored non-compete agreement can safeguard your competitive advantages. Stephen L. Richey
Future Focus: Targeting Retention. Employers' decisions on retaining workers will vary by industry sector. Jennifer Schramm
Executive Briefing. Small businesses benefit from effective HR practices; executives struggle to find work/life balance; more.
From Readers. Labor-cost metric; organizational ombuds; more.
HR Technology. Using online 'auditions,' employers can make sophisticated assessments of job candidates, saving time and money.
Court Report. Retraction of discipline for falsified resume did not defeat claim; rubber-stamped recommendation to fire challenged; more.
Books in Brief. The Comprehensive, All-in-One HR Operating Guide; more.
What's New. Benefits management software; online financial skills assessment; student intern management system; more.
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