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Insourcing Saves Jobs at Harman

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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Site Shutdown One HR Leader Tells Her Story

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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