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Westec Guards Its Competitive Edge

August 1, 1995
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By using a teammate opinion survey, one company was able to guide its strategic-planning process and improve customer-service delivery.
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Wedding HR to Strategic Alliances

May 1, 1995
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Within the last decade, U.S. companies formed more than 20,000 alliances, but a large percentage have failed. Allowing HR managers to facilitate the relationships can mean the difference between a happy marriage and a messy divorce.
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Guidelines for Managing an Alliance

May 1, 1995
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Tips for successful management of strategic alliances.
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1994 General Excellence Optimas Award Profile AT&T

December 1, 1994
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Following the break-up of the Bell System, AT&T had to play a key role in helping the company become something new. Through such efforts as top-notch training, a data-intensive succession planning system, and the Workplace of the Future initiative, HR has helped the company reorganize and enter the new markets.
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Teams Facilitate Change at Turbulent Plant

October 1, 1994
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Despite an uncertain future, a Coca-Cola syrup plant sustains its continuous improvement process through a collaborative effort by management and employees to design a team structure.
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1994 Service Optimas Award Profile Merck & Co.

May 1, 1994
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Merging cultures and selecting staff are two issues that HR addresses when the company forms joint ventures.
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The Fire This Time

February 1, 1994
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Is corporate America's effort to save the nation's inner cities enough, or will James Baldwin's immortal warning, "The Fire Next Time," come to pass?
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Don't Rush Downsizing Plan, Plan, Plan

November 1, 1993
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Downsizing in a financial crisis often fails to produce the intended bottom-line gains. Instead, build a payroll-reduction strategy addressing both financial and HR issues while the P&L statement is still healthy.
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1993 Partnership Optimas Award ProfileBRA. Duda & Sons, Inc

June 1, 1993
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Partnerships with other growers to give migrant employees year-round employment helped stabilize Duda's workforce and offers migrants a better future.
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Disaster Plan Stands Test of Hurricane Andrew

June 1, 1993
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Establishing a human-oriented disaster plan just in case paid off for BellSouth Advertising and Publishing Co. when Hurricane Andrew devastated its operations in south Florida.
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