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HR's Possibilities Are Endless and Exciting

February 1, 1998
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Workforce talked with Chuck Nielson, vice president of HR for Texas Instruments, about the human resources function.
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1998 General Excellence Optimas Award Profile Texas Instruments

February 1, 1998
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HR is front and center at the company’s strategic table. That role is sustained through employee development efforts, succession planning, effective recruiting, and a landmark code of ethics. It’s not surprising, therefore, that HR issues are often among the company’s three business priorities each year.
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1997 Partnership Optimas Award ProfileBRGE Fanuc Automation North America Inc

May 1, 1997
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The company's High Involvement Workforce, made possible by HR, has made revolutionary change. Management layers have been iliminated, more than 40 work teams set their own goals and measurements, and managers are evaluated on their support of teams.
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Finding Time To Be Strategic

October 1, 1996
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Employee self-service has matured. Technologies like interactive voice response, kiosks and intranets are slashing administrative work and redefining human resources. Once your system is installed, HR can veer off the paper trail and explore more strategic paths.
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1996 Financial Impact Optimas Award Profile Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

June 1, 1996
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Action Forums -- mini think tanks focused on developing plans to slove company problems -- have helped PG&E save almost $300 million.
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Beat the Benchmarking Blues

November 1, 1995
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Although benchmarking is a powerful tool for achieving organizational change, it's not always as simple or straightforward as it seems.
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Goodyear Doesn't Tire of Benchmarking

November 1, 1995
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Goodyear not only improved the specific HR practices it re-examined, but learned a more fundamental lesson about benchmarking.
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Discover Best Practices Through Benchmarking

November 1, 1995
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Benchmarking is more than a buzzword. In fact, 70% of Fortune 500 companies use it to reinforce their own philosophy of continuous change and improvement. Learn how HR can use this tool to improve its practices.
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Best Practices Code of Conduct

November 1, 1995
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The International Benchmarking Clearinghouse of the American Productivity and Quality Center in Houston offers the following advice on how to engage in best practices studies ethically and effectively.
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