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February 2013

COVER PACKAGE: REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Compliance Conundrum
Regulatory responsibilities keep growing for HR professionals. 

No Federal Regulatory Relief in Sight
Regardless of who's in charge, government officials and business leaders will battle over whether regulations represent sensible protections or costly, unnecessary micromanagement.
By Robert J. Grossman

States, Cities Go Beyond Federal Government
State laws and municipal ordinances pose new HR challenges.
By Joanne Deschenaux and Dori Meinert

European Directives: Born and Bred
Tracking employment law developments in Europe's sprawling economy is a necessary task.
By Susan Heylman

Global Employment Law Trends
Keep an eye on bellwether laws around the world.
By Susan Heylman

Tech Support
Technology can help employers comply with an array of wage and hour laws.
By Dave Zielinski

FEATURES

PROFILE
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

AGENDA: WELLNESS
Stay Well Together
There are benefits to extending wellness programs to employees' families.
By David Tobenkin

ADVICE AND ANALYSIS

SOLUTIONS
Employee arrests, part-timers, pay increases
By Naomi Cossack, SPHR, Patricia Graves, SPHR, GPHR, and Angela Collis, SPHR, GPHR

LEGAL TRENDS
Get Antisocial
Social media policies may be more trouble than they're worth.
By David S. Rubin

MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Insider Trading
Internal experts can help improve employees' knowledge of the business.
By Lynn C. Dailey, Ph.D., and Mark Matson, SPHR

NEWS YOU CAN USE

HR NEWS
EEOC to focus on hiring, pay, harassment; health care reform's employer-mandate calculations clarified; more.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
Cultural matching influences hiring; bad hires can be costly.

COURT REPORT
Automatic meal break deductions permitted; neutral ranking criteria insulate employer in reduction in force; more.

WHAT'S NEW
Compensation and benefits; employee engagement; health and safety; more.

PERSPECTIVES

FROM THE CEO
'Fiscal Cliff' Avoided for Now, But Threats Still Ahead
By Henry G. Jackson

FUTURE FOCUS
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.



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