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Levi's Aspiration Statement

June 4, 1999
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All HR decisions at Levi Strauss support the company's aspirations (or values). Click here to read the document.
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Organizational Transformation Takes Strategy, Patience and a Lot of Listening

March 1, 1999
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John Sloan, senior vice president of human resources for Sears, talks about the HR function and Sears' transformation process.
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1999 General Excellence Optimas Award Profile Sears, Roebuck & Co.

March 1, 1999
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As recently as 1992, the retail giant lost $3.9 billion and faced crippling competition from upstart retailers. Today, the company is earning record profits and is worth billions more than it was. HR has been a key player in making it happen, through employee training, change management, transformed compensation plans, and a landmark tool that's helped prove the correlation between employee satisfaction and profits.
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HR's Possibilities Are Endless and Exciting

February 1, 1998
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Workforce talked with Chuck Nielson, vice president of HR for Texas Instruments, about the human resources function.
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1998 General Excellence Optimas Award Profile Texas Instruments

February 1, 1998
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HR is front and center at the company’s strategic table. That role is sustained through employee development efforts, succession planning, effective recruiting, and a landmark code of ethics. It’s not surprising, therefore, that HR issues are often among the company’s three business priorities each year.
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How the Bank of Montreal Keeps Score on Success

December 1, 1997
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To focus the entire workforce on success, Bank of Montreal executives use a balanced scorecard approach. To be competitive, executives decided, the bank had to meet the needs of four stakeholders: shareholders, customers, employees, and communities.
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1997 General Excellence Optimas Award Profile Bank of Montreal

December 1, 1997
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From workplace equality initiatives to work/life support, from student-apprentice programs to an institute for learning: At the Bank of Montreal, the buck stops with HR.
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1996 General Excellence Optimas Award ProfileBRMcDonald's Corp

December 1, 1996
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Several HR accomplishments -- including excellence in recruiting, training and global HR programs -- have helped the hamburger chain grow into one of the world's largest and most profitable organizations.
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1995 General Excellence Optimas Award ProfileBRCity of Hampton, Virginia

December 1, 1995
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A decade-long reengineering effort has helped the City of Hampton offer better service to residents, cut tax rates, and revitalize its downtown. HR has been at the center of the effort; it created self-directed work teams, revamped compensation, focused o
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