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Chicago Tribune to Cut 100 jobs by End of March

February 13, 2008
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The total reduction amounts to about 400 to 500 positions across Tribune Co. newspapers, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Big Layoffs No Longer Limited to Finance, Housing

February 4, 2008
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Job cuts also started to creep into the picture at retailers such as J.C. Penney and Eddie Bauer, where officials said recently that they would be eliminating several hundred jobs combined.
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Fewer CEO Departures in 2007

January 8, 2008
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Last year, 1,356 chief executives left their firms, an 8.3 percent decrease from 2006’s record 1,478 departures.
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Text of Susan Meisinger's Resignation Memo

January 8, 2008
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Full text of Susan Meisinger's resignation memo to SHRM's staff.
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Bad Breakup

December 20, 2007
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Perhaps the Red Cross board was too hasty in pushing Mark Everson out the door for his personal relationship with a subordinate.
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Breaking the Taboo of Firing

August 17, 2007
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A sign that Indian human resource executives have embraced global business practices is not their ability to recruit and train employees but their willingness to fire them.
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Good Versus Bad Turnover Making the Call

July 30, 2007
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Everyone agrees with the concept of good turnover and bad turnover. But as the HR pro reporting on it, you have to dig into all the termination scenarios to know which is which. And there are probably hundreds of variations. Here’s how to start sorting.
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Legal Workviews Trapped by Releases

July 27, 2007
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It's been routine to obtain releases from laid-off employees who waive their rights to sue in return for severance pay or benefits. But recent actions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suggest that the practice could be fraught with risks even for companies with stellar diversity programs and positive EEO track records.
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Not All Turnover Is Equal

June 8, 2007
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Measuring and reporting turnover might seem simple, but that is because most organizations report only on aggregate turnover, a generic measure that can be very misleading. While aggregate turnover adequately shows the number of positions vacated, it does not account for some turnover being positive, some negative and some catastrophic.
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Firing Is a One-on-One Activity

May 22, 2007
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