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August 2010

 

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COVER STORY

Part-Timers Make People Strategy Whole
Organizations offering professional, part-time opportunities attract and retain a valuable—and growing—segment of the workforce.
By Adrienne Fox

PROFILE
Proving HR’s Worth
L’Oréal USA’s Sarah Hibberson shows that it takes an eye for talent, an aptitude for innovation and a competitive spirit to lead HR in the beauty business.
By Donna M. Owens

HEALTH CARE REFORM
Start Spreading the News
As soon as possible, HR professionals should tell employees how their health benefits options for 2011 will be affected by the federal reform law.
By Joanne Sammer

FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT
Finding Top People for the Top Spots
A community health management company devises a succession plan that pleases top leaders as well as recruits—and saves money.
By Amy Andrews-Emery, SPHR

RELOCATION SPECIAL REPORT
The Business of Relocation: Not Good
As the relocation business adapts to the economic downturn, relocation specialists are becoming mobility specialists.
By Eric Krell

Art of Moving, by the Numbers
Industry surveys reveal distinct trends that correspond to corporate strategic plans.
By Eric Krell

AGENDA: HR MANAGEMENT
Building a Better HR Team
Determine the mix of skills and experience your HR team needs to deliver optimum business results.
By Dave Zielinski

AGENDA: CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Gain Experience Beyond HR
HR practitioners can develop useful business skills by participating in community organizations.
By Kathryn Tyler

ADVICE AND ANALYSIS

SOLUTIONS
Performance reviews in hiring, weather pay, target-date funds

HR TECHNOLOGY
Managing a Nontraditional Workforce
Sophisticated software tools and services help employers deal with the complexities of hiring and managing non-employee labor.
By Jennifer Taylor Arnold

LEGAL TRENDS
The New Bermuda Triangle
Coordinating compliance among disability, family leave and workers’ compensation laws has changed because of legislative and regulatory revisions.
By James B. Thelen

MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Wanted: Learners with Attitude
How you manage your attitude toward goals determines achievement.
By Pat Brans

NEWS YOU CAN USE

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
Employers dubious about health care reform’s savings; more.

 

COURT REPORT
Noncompete agreement valid if reasonable and balanced; court rejects pay plan that artificially lowered overtime; more.

 

WHAT’S NEW
Business travel; health and safety; performance management; more.

 

ONLINE HIGHLIGHTS
Performance management; motivating workers; corporate values; more.

PERSPECTIVES

FROM THE CEO
Summer Reading to Make Us Happier, Healthier … and Smarter
By Laurence G. O’Neil

FROM READERS
Administering health claims; hiring people with disabilities; more.

FUTURE FOCUS
Emerging Economies’ Ripple Effects
China’s labor unrest and India’s growth trajectory will exert distinct influences on business conditions and HR practices worldwide.
By Jennifer Schramm

BOOKS IN BRIEF
Books in Brief is online. See summaries of Mojo, Nice Teams Finish Last, Profit at the Bottom of the Ladder and Next-Generation Wellness at Work.



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