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Cut the Fat Without Losing an Arm

December 3, 2000
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Trimming the budget doesn't necessarily mean you have to trim your staff.
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Out of the Red, Into the Blue

March 1, 2000
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When Big Blue took a hit, HR had to cut back, WAY back, but IBM's new call center saved the company a whopping $180 million.
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Workers' Compensation Average Return-to-Work Time

June 4, 1999
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Steelcase's experience over the past 10 years.
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How to Build a Better Recruiting Process

March 1, 1999
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Reginald Barefield, the interim HR director for Humana, talks about recruitment as a strategic business function.
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1999 Financial Impact Optimas Award Profile Humana Inc.

March 1, 1999
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HR built what is essentially an in-house staffing agency. By cutting the number of recruiters from 110 to 35, realigning their responsibilities, paying them commision and giving them state-of-the-art software to work with, Humana saved $12 million in recruiting costs in a single year.
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1998 Financial Impact Optimas Award Profile Trident Precision Manufacturing Inc.

February 1, 1998
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By focusing on employees first, management at Trident saw the product get better. That change resulted in improved quality (no more “We make it nice because we make it twice”), quadruple the annual revenue, and reduced turnover.
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The Quality Journey Is Worth the Trouble

February 1, 1998
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Workforce talked with Joe Miran, vice president of operations with responsibility for HR at Trident Precision Manufacturing Inc.
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1997 Financial Impact Optimas Award ProfileBRFirst Tennessee National Corp

March 1, 1997
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HR has done extensive work to cost-justify its work/life efforts. The numbers prove that the program cuts turnover and helps retain customers.
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1996 Financial Impact Optimas Award Profile Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

June 1, 1996
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Action Forums -- mini think tanks focused on developing plans to slove company problems -- have helped PG&E save almost $300 million.
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PG&E's Learning Center Provides Facilitation, Inspiration -- and Recreation

June 1, 1996
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When you're conducting something as intense and energetic as an action forum, you need to host it at a place that nurtures that creativity.
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