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Leslie Bonacum
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New CCH HR Networking Series Provides Fast Access to HR Best Practices

Performance Management, Retention, Work-Life Benefits

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 4, 2004) - Human Resource professionals now have fast, easy access to the winning strategies and best practices of their peers in HR Networking: Performance Management, HR Networking: Retention and HR Networking: Work-Life Benefits, three new titles in the recently launched HR Networking series from CCH INCORPORATED, a leading provider of human resources information and software (

The CCH HR Networking series provides a single source of valuable insights into the successful strategies, initiatives and practices used by top HR professionals at 54 accomplished organizations of varying size and across industries. Readers can take an inside look into these organizations and learn to apply these proven successful approaches to help their own organizations achieve their business goals and retain top performing employees.

HR Networking: Performance Management

A well-designed performance management system can serve as a powerful HR tool if it aligns individual employee efforts with the strategic objectives of the firm. The 328-page book, Performance Management, by Lisa R. Franke, CCP, SPHR, explores how HR professionals have helped to achieve their organizational objectives through the use of performance management systems.

"When employees have a common vision, work together toward goals that support business strategy and are recognized and rewarded accordingly, the bottom line is enhanced," said Franke.

Performance Management covers topics including:

  • The power of performance management
  • The performance management system
  • Performance planning
  • Coaching and feedback
  • Performance evaluation
  • Pay for performance
  • Recognition
  • Employee development
  • Discipline and termination
  • Legally defensible performance management

HR Networking: Retention

The high cost of employee turnover, and the need for top performing employees in today’s competitive business environment make retention a critical issue for organizations of any size.

Written by Susan Cumming, JD; Theresa Houck; Barbara S. Moore, JD; and Linda Panszczyk, JD, CEBS, the 264-page book, Retention, explores recruiting, retaining and developing talented employees through various strategies used by some of the countries' best organizations. Topics include:

  • HR and retention strategies
  • Recruiting
  • Work-life benefits role in promoting retention
  • Health and retirement benefits
  • Corporate culture
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Employee development and training
  • Leadership and mentoring

"Retention is a top priority for any successful organization," said Cumming. "This resource provides a wealth of retention information and best practices that HR professionals can tailor and adapt to benefit their own organizations."

HR Networking: Work-Life Benefits

Employees are constantly faced with juggling the competing demands of work and home. Work-Life Benefits, authored by Lori Rosen, JD, looks at the successful programs that top companies have implemented to help employees strike the right balance between work and personal life demands.

"By working with their employee populations, HR professionals and business owners can make great strides in creating a healthy work-life balance with fewer disruptions to workflow, greater productivity and a less stressful work environment," said Rosen. "This, in turn, helps to achieve organizational goals and furthers financial growth."

This 248-page resource explores topics including:

  • Work-life benefits for recruiting, hiring and retention
  • Cost containment: Healthcare
  • Cost containment: Absenteeism and Paid time off
  • Building a community-friendly reputation
  • Work-life benefits support growth
  • Work-life benefit philosophies

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order any of the HR Networking books, call CCH at 888-224-7377 or visit Single copy prices are $49.95 each or purchase the entire set of three books for $119.95. Quantity discounts are available.


CCH INCORPORATED is a leading provider of employment law and human resources information for attorneys and human resource professionals. The CCH Human Resources web site is Headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., CCH was founded in 1913 and has served more than four generations of business professionals and their clients. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer company.

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EDITORS' NOTE: For a complimentary review copy of HR Networking: Performance Management, HR Networking: Retention or HR Networking: Work-Life Benefits, members of the press can contact Leslie Bonacum at 847-267-7153 /


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