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Curing the Turnover Disease

August 4, 2003
After several troubled years, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has reached its recruiting goals through redesigned jobs, scholarships, better treatment by managers and an advertising campaign. Vacancy rates are now down, turnover is down and the hospital is saving hundreds of thousands of dollars through a multifaceted effort that employers in every industry can emulate.
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Dear Workforce How Do I Keep Morale Up During A Merger

July 17, 2003
Our hospital company is forming a joint venture whereby two hospital labs will run independently. This means about 200 people who now are classified as hospital employees will become employees solely of the new lab company. This has created anger and morale problems among these employees. They don't want to be part of the new lab company. What can I do to make this arrangement work?
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Don't Mess With Carly

July 1, 2003
Hewlett-Packard was once a consensus-driven, decentralized, "dwindling" company that focused on products and engineering. CEO Carly Fiorina has turned it into a hard-driving, top-down success that keenly focuses on customers and sales. If employees don't agree? Easy. It's Carly's way or the highway.
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7 Steps In Six Months Could Save AOL

February 27, 2003
By one estimate, AOL Time Warner chairman Richard Parsons has about six months to win the support of his troubled company's employees. Todd Raphael passes along a list of workforce management strategies that could help Parsons, or any executive whose company is in a post-merger meltdown.
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Best Practices of Mergers and Acquisitions

August 26, 2002
Here’s a sample of proven and practical approaches to a merger, including communicating with spouses, answering benefits questions as soon as possible, and being willing to listen to employees.
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