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0504 Spectrum HR

March 31, 2005
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Special Advertisement: Throughout the past decade, Aqua America has taken aggressive measures to acquire 120 companies in 13 states. Here’s how the human resource team handled the growth.
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0504 Spectrum HR

March 31, 2005
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Special Advertisement: Throughout the past decade, Aqua America has taken aggressive measures to acquire 120 companies in 13 states. Here’s how the human resource team handled the growth.
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Wells Fargo's Diversified Assets

March 1, 2005
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Many firms herald their talent as their differentiation, but Wells Fargo & Co. has a record to support its rhetoric. When it posted a profit of $7 billion for fiscal 2004, an increase of 13 percent compared with 2003, CEO Dick Kovacevich rewarded employees with a special contribution in Wells Fargo common stock to their 401(k) plans. And despite a massive merger, the company minimized layoffs by retaining staff.
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An Appetite For Acquisition

December 6, 2004
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Michael Mullarkey, the gung-ho 36-year-old CEO of Workstream Inc., is used to the nickname that his burgeoning firm has acquired: Frankenstream. It’s an allusion to the strategy Mullarkey has used to build his company, creating one human-capital management system by buying up and stitching together niche firms including 6FigureJobs.com, Kadiri and ResumeXpress. The big test for Workstream, which has revenue growth but isn’t yet profitable, is how well it can take all those different pieces and use them to expand its client base. One observer says: "Like anything, the question is: How well do they execute?"
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Anatomy of a De-merger

November 1, 2004
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When the InterContinental Hotels Group split off from its parent company, that was just the start of the work for Jim Larson, the company’s executive vice president of global human resources. Over a 12-month period, the company faced a hostile takeover attempt, a rebranding and a global reorganization with slashed costs and layoffs.In this Q&A, Larson talks about how the company forged its new identity.
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Oracle and PeopleSoft In Dubious Battle

September 27, 2004
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This analysis by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania argues that the war between PeopleSoft and Oracle may not pay off for either party.
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What's Brewing Overseas

May 29, 2004
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Starbucks is an American imitation of a Europen concept.
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Joining the Ben & Jerry's Cause

May 29, 2004
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The original Ben and Jerry have taken up other causes.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can We Devise A Standardized Compensation Strategy

February 12, 2004
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Our international group recently acquired certain companies and merged other smaller ones. How can we devise a standardized compensation/reward strategy that would be applied across this spectrum of companies, both locally and abroad?
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Be Honest, Even If It Hurts

September 18, 2003
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If they could do it over, they'd let employees know earlier on what was up.
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