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Reflexite Corp. Share the Pain to Share the Gain

June 1, 1996
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Financial health is what most companies strive for. But there are times when every company has its dip into the red. Reflexite Corp. knows exactly what to cut during downturns-salaries, work schedules and raw materials. People cuts are used only as a last resort.
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Chevron Corp. New Skills Equal New Opportunities

June 1, 1996
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Chevron USA had bright, qualified employees-in all the wrong places. Some Chevron units had too many; others too few. Instead of laying off here and hiring there, the company trained employees to take jobs outside their specialties or in other Chevron companies.
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You Can Help Stop the Madness

June 1, 1996
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Not enough has been made of the fact that, more often than not, downsizings do not yield the expected boosts in profits-usually they don't even make good business sense.
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PSE&G Create Job Orders, Not Pink Slips

June 1, 1996
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Utility giant PSE&G reorganized in 1993 and axed 575 jobs. But it kept the people. By transitioning most of the redeployees into temp jobs, then to other full-time positions within the company, it was able to keep the talent and eliminate the bloat.
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Insourcing Saves Jobs at Harman

June 1, 1996
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Facing a crunch, you ask employees to work harder and faster-and productivity soars. Now you know the same work can be done with fewer employees. What next? Most companies would answer: layoffs. Instead, Harman devised a plan to keep workers and productivity.
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Relocating Employees HR Managers Must Take Charge of the Process

March 1, 1996
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Depending on the new location and availability of housing, families may have problems finding adequate temporary living arrangements.
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Site Shutdown One HR Leader Tells Her Story

March 1, 1996
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When Signetics decided to close down operations at its Orem, Utah plant in 1992, a year-long downsizing process ensued. The plant's former HR manager gives us a rare look at how one company and its HR department dealt with such issues as retention and relocation, morale lapses, theft, out-placement and retraining.
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When Downsizing Brings Your Employees Down

March 1, 1996
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Should you "bother" senior management with your ideas, or just encourage employees to seek help outside on their own?
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Twelve Tips for Responsible Restructuring

February 1, 1996
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In 1995, the U.S. Department of Labor published its research about the effects on company performance of downsizing. Below are its guidelines.
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