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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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Three-year Plan Eases the Pain of Plant Closings

April 1, 1993
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A detailed plan of communication, training and outplacement helped Leaf North America maintain productivity and morale after deciding to close two manufacturing plants.
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First Chicago's HR Strategic Diagnostic

November 1, 1991
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The human resources strategic diagnostic is First Chicago's way of overcoming such tunnel vision and objectively prioritizing all issues related to HR management.
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1991 General Excellence Optimas Award Profile First Chicago Corp.

November 1, 1991
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HR transformed itself from an administrative function to a strategic player. In addition, a strategic diagnostic defines and assesses the economy, demographics and education to help HR shape its objectives.
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