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The HR Quandary over Deferred Deportations
A new White House effort to defer the deportation of undocumented workers -- which includes employer verification of employment to prove residency -- is causing the HR world some concern that organizations may be exposing themselves as federal-law violators.
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Oct 18, 2012
Criminally Overlooked in the Job Market?
Research suggests recruiters find employed job seekers with criminal records more employable than candidates with clean records but no job. Experts recommend HR professionals take a close look at individual circumstances when considering unemployed applicants.
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Oct 11, 2012
Requirements for Religious Holidays
With a lot of religious holidays coming up, are employers required to give employees days off for their religious holidays? If so, do they have to give them paid time off?
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Oct 10, 2012
Ending Workplace Bullying
Workplace bullying is mistreatment severe enough to compromise a targeted worker's health, jeopardize his or her job and career, and strain relationships with friends and family, among other things. But HR leaders first need to learn how to recognize the signs of it in order to stop it.
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Oct 10, 2012
The Trouble With Tobacco Testing
There may be some legal issues around organizations testing their employees for tobacco use, but whether the benefits outweigh the costs largely depends on a company's culture.
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Oct 9, 2012
A New Benefits Trend
Society's growing awareness and acceptance of transgendered people -- along with employee affinity groups petitioning their companies to offer them health benefits -- is helping to drive a new trend in benefits offerings.
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Oct 8, 2012
Balancing Benefits Communication
Recent research shows a majority of companies struggle with communicating benefits information to employees on a year-round basis. Experts urge HR leaders to incorporate the technology and tools at their disposal to make communication strategies more successful, and to document their efforts to ensure consistency.
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Oct 2, 2012
Leading the Talent of Tomorrow
Mara Swan, HRE's 2012 HR Executive of the Year, is helping to bring ManpowerGroup's changing talent strategy into clear focus. Since entering the HR world, Swan has accomplished much, including being named a Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2008 and a Woman Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal in 2010, the same year she was inducted into the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame.
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Oct 1, 2012
Past Winners
This article accompanies Leading the Talent of Tomorrow.
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Oct 1, 2012
On Cancer Survival and Hiring Tips
Jim Roddy, president of Jameson Publishing in Erie, Pa., just wrote a book titled Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer, to drive home his newfound perspective on just how crucial it is to hire the right people -- gained through his own bout with colon cancer at age 32.
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Oct 1, 2012
Another Argument for Prepaid Legal Plans
I just finished reading the Special Report: Benefits (June 2). I note that there is a suggestion (in "Filling in the Gaps") that employees do not need prepaid legal plans because they only use lawyers a couple of times in their lives.
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Oct 1, 2012
We Need to Get Past Diversity/Training
I am responding to an Aug. 20 news analysis titled Calling All White Men (to Diversity Training).
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Oct 1, 2012
Don't Single Out Middle Managers
I am responding to a June 12 news analysis I recently came across on HREOnline.com ("Rise of the Middle Manager?") discussing the rising importance of identifying and developing high-potential middle managers in the eyes of top business leaders, including CEOs.
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Oct 1, 2012
Maximizing the Value of Frontline Leaders
With their proximity to the largest part of the workforce, frontline supervisors can have a huge impact on how well employees are working toward achieving the organization's business strategy and goals.
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Oct 1, 2012
'Eye to the Future'
Thanks to a series of innovative new programs and initiatives being spearheaded by Russ Jackson and his team, HR is clearly making its presence felt at Safeway.
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Oct 1, 2012
Steady at the Helm
Michelle Kirby, CHRO at Texas Health Resources, draws on many strengths as she guides her department and organization through a changing healthcare landscape.
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Oct 1, 2012
Managing Through Transition
For Janice Bultema, accepting the top HR post at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics meant tackling the biggest challenge of her career.

This article accompanies Leading the Talent of Tomorrow and The 2012 HR Honor Roll.
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Oct 1, 2012
Building a Wall of Metrics
Steven Ginsburgh, head of HR at Universal Weather and Aviation, measures and harnesses internal talent to unlock his workforce's potential.
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Oct 1, 2012
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