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Reflexite Corp. Share the Pain to Share the Gain

June 1, 1996
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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PSE&G Create Job Orders, Not Pink Slips

June 1, 1996
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
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

March 1, 1996
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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