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Teach Downsizing Survivors How To Thrive

January 1, 1996
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Employees who survive a downsizing feel anything but relief. More often, they feel anxious and betrayed. HR can help these employees by providing emotional support, role clarification and career management assistance.
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Diary of a Downsizing Survivor

January 1, 1996
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Dennis R. Hayward describes his depression and how he began his road toward recovery.
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Shrinking Pains Cause HR To Redevelop Talents

August 1, 1995
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In the panic of a nine-month downsizing and reorganization plan, Pratt & Whitney's HR department underwent a complete overhaul. In the process, HR implemented an assessment-and-development center program to help their HR specialists as they made the transition to become not only HR generalists, but also better business partners.
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Army Centralizes Outplacement

May 1, 1994
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Job counseling and a data base have helped in the massive downsizing—and civilian employers can benefit.
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HR's Role in an Effective Downsizing

November 1, 1993
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Experts say that there are a few basic steps that HR professionals can take to make a downsizing work.
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Don't Rush Downsizing Plan, Plan, Plan

November 1, 1993
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Downsizing in a financial crisis often fails to produce the intended bottom-line gains. Instead, build a payroll-reduction strategy addressing both financial and HR issues while the P&L statement is still healthy.
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How HR Can Help Managers Lay Off Employees In a Dignified Way

November 1, 1993
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Here are 10 basic principles that HR professionals can use to help managers lay off or eliminate employees in a respectful way.
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Three-year Plan Eases the Pain of Plant Closings

April 1, 1993
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A detailed plan of communication, training and outplacement helped Leaf North America maintain productivity and morale after deciding to close two manufacturing plants.
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Employees Have Other Options for Improving Their Skills

March 1, 1993
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GM aids its employees, after a plant closure, by offering them a chance to increase their education. Employees who aren't prepared to participate in a traditional educational program are offered enrollment in a GM-and-UAW-sponsored Skill Center on-site at the closed plant.
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