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August 2006

   8/1/2006

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HR MAGAZINE · August 2006
Vol. 51, No. 8
Table of Contents

COVER STORY
HR in Manufacturing . A jump to the manufacturing sector may be a good career move, but first consider the differences and issues.
Kathryn Tyler

EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS
The Unintended Word. Unintended messages from management are common. Here’s how to spot and reduce the frequency, and costs, of unintentional communications.
Eric Krell

DIVERSITY
Diversity Finds Its Place. Chief diversity officers can help an employer’s diversity initiatives connect with the bottom line.
Robert Rodriguez

SPECIAL REPORT ON BENEFITS

    Health Advocates. Providing outside experts to help employees with health claims and treatment decisions can be a productivity plus all around.
    Susan J. Wells

    When Plans Freeze, HR Duties Don’t. Many employers are opting to freeze their defined benefit pension plans, but before making a move, know what ongoing obligations must be met.
    Carolyn Hirschman

    Is Self-Funded Health a Path for Small Firms? Self-insuring for health benefits can trim expenses for small firms but carry some financial risks as well.
    Nancy Hatch Woodward

HR AGENDA: HR MANAGEMENT
Capitalize on Your Budgets. Budgeting is an important way for HR departments to make their mark.
Susan Ladika

HR AGENDA: TRAINING
Partners in Finance Training. Compliance mandates are bringing together HR and finance to train all employees in basic finance.
Eric Krell

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