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November 2008 
Vol. 53     No. 11 

Features


COVER STORY
Layoff Aftermath
The effects of layoffs continue to plague survivors for months. Eight key strategies minimize the damage.  
Susan J. Wells

SHRM HUMAN CAPITAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Benchmarks for Change
Three companies and one HR professional set the bar in four dimensions: leadership, competitive workforce challenges, strategic HR and innovative business solutions.

Q&A
HR Without Borders
Incoming SHRM Chief Executive Officer Laurence O’Neil discusses his career, HR challenges and SHRM.

STRATEGIC HR
Remodeling HR at Home Depot
After eliminating on-site managers in stores, the company’s HR leaders now believe that regional administration could be more effective.
Robert J. Grossman

Q&A
The Candidate’s Advocate
Richard Nelson Bolles, author of the best-selling What Color Is Your Parachute? series, looks at how job seekers and interviewers can work together.
Rita Zeidner

SPECIAL REPORT ON OUTSOURCING
The Buying Services Game
Check out data on the HR outsourcing market—and find out where the market may be headed.
Bill Roberts

Let’s Make a Deal
Competitive prices can be found for payroll and other piecemeal outsourcing, but don’t expect that to be the case for high-end HR business process outsourcing deals.
Bill Roberts

HR Agendas

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
And Now, a Word About Salary Increases
Whatever the prospects for next year’s salary increases, HR professionals should get out the message—clearly and regularly.
Lin Grensing-Pophal, SPHR

TRAINING
Copyrights and Wrongs
Avoid committing copyright infringement by understanding how to use copyrighted material fairly and when to obtain permission.
Mark Partridge

Columns & Departments

FROM THE CEO
Navigating a Stormy Economy

Laurence O’Neil

HR SOLUTIONS
Four-Day Weeks, Planning, Culture
Angie Collis, PHR, Vicki Neal, PHR-CA, Naomi Cossack, SPHR

MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Be a Steppingstone
Showing employees the path to success is a critical responsibility for managers. Helene Lollis

LEGAL TRENDS
Temps, in Name Alone

Employers who think they don’t have enough staff to be covered by federal employment laws may be in for a rude awakening. Maria Greco Danaher

FUTURE FOCUS
Wall Street’s Impact
How recent events on Wall Street will impact HR professionals
Jennifer Schramm

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
Traditional pension plans on thin ice; kibbutzniks turned capitalist; anger distorts good sense; more.

FROM READERS
Same-sex benefits discrepancy; benefits of yoga at work.

HR TECHNOLOGY
Use travel-tracking technology to get up-to-the-minute data on employees traveling around the globe.

COURT REPORT
Employer’s directive for inpatient alcohol treatment upheld; hospital was joint employer of temp agencies’ employee; more.

WHAT'S NEW
Health management program, applicant tracking system; online video interview tool; more.

BOOKS IN BRIEF
Books in Brief is online. See www.shrm.org/hrmagazine for summaries of Strategic Staffing, Closing the Engagement Gap, Results Through Relationships.