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CCH HR-How-to Series Adds Workplace Violence Prevention, Recruiting & Hiring and Flexible Benefit Plans

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., January 11, 2005) — CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of human resources information and software, today announced the immediate availability of three new titles in its popular HR How-to series: Workplace Violence Prevention, Recruiting & Hiring and Flexible Benefit Plans. Like others in the series, these new books offer practical approaches to complex workforce issues employers and human resources specialists increasingly grapple with.

“The HR How-to series has been well received by HR professionals because it cuts through legalistic language to present information on topics that HR professionals confront every day in a matter-of-fact, helpful way,” said Kristen Kaplan, product manager for CCH. “These books help employers deal with some of the toughest issues they face and show them constructive, legally compliant solutions.”

HR How-to: Workplace Violence Prevention

Attorneys Lori Rosen and Lisa Milam-Perez deal with the many faces of violence in the workplace, from seemingly harmless horseplay to bullying to violent assaults and potential terrorist attacks. They provide a model workplace violence policy and show how to create disaster preparedness plans.

“Employers may not be able to control all the factors in workplace crime and violence, but they can take actions to help prevent the acts,” the authors note.

HR How-to: Recruiting & Hiring

Attorneys Kathleen Kennedy-Luczak and Carol E. Thompson show how to comply with the laws that apply to recruiting and hiring, how to create job descriptions, how to locate qualified candidates and how to screen and interview candidates.

“The more effective your hiring is, the less likely that employees will need extensive training, and the better they will fit their jobs… . Furthermore, effectively hired employees are more likely to turn out a high quality product,” according to the authors.

HR How-to: Flexible Benefit Plans

Attorneys Barbara S. Moore and Tulay S. Turan provide clear guidance on how to set up a flexible benefit plan, how to administer flexible spending accounts, how to establish health savings accounts and how to handle election changes.

The authors note that flexibility is key to motivating a diverse, multi-generational workforce.

“Flexible benefits encourage each employee to decide what his or her needs are and select from a menu of options those benefits that best meet his or her needs,” they write.

About the CCH HR How-to Series

Each book in the HR How-to series costs $39.95 and contains 200-250 pages. Readers of the HR How-to series can depend on it for readability, thoroughness and a common-sense format. Each book includes the following features:

  • “What you need to know” and “Don’t miss this” sections — Presents essential issues in a quick-fact format to cue readers to key concepts.
  • “What if?” scenarios — Explores gray areas and provides insights into challenging, real-life situations. Scenarios include best practices information.
  • “Worst case” scenarios — Explains what others have done wrong and how to avoid the same situations and results.
  • Strategies for communicating information to your workforce — Sections include samples, case studies, graphical representations, mnemonics and more.
  • Checklists — Includes information summaries, step-by-step processes and self audits.
  • Quizzes — Includes tools for measuring information retention.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order any or all of the HR How-to books, contact CCH at 1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH Online Store at Single copy price for each book is $39.95 plus applicable tax, shipping and handling. Quantity discounts and school adoption pricing are available.

Workplace Violence Prevention, Flexible Benefit Plans and Recruiting & Hiring are available as a bundle for $99.95.

There are currently 18 books in the HR How-to series. The other titles are: Discipline, Employee Benefits, Employee Leaves, Employee Retention, Employment Law, Foreign Workers, Harassment Prevention, Intergenerational Issues, Internal Investigations, Performance Management, Strategy, Wage-Hour, Work-Life Benefits, Workplace Safety and Workplace Privacy. The entire set of 18 is available for $499, a savings of over 33 percent of the individual price.


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. Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company.

Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2003) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,750 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands ( Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Editorial review copies of the HR How-To books are available upon request for members of the press. Contact Leslie Bonacum, 847-267-7153 or or Neil Allen, 847-267-2179 or


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