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HR Execs on the Hot Seat More Than Ever Before

June 25, 2007
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Be careful what you wish for, HR. Having demanded a larger role in corporate strategy, HR leaders are facing greater expectations than ever before.
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Monster, HotJobs Announce C-Suite Moves

June 6, 2007
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Monster also announces a major restructuring plan designed to simplify operations. Is it a precursor to a rumored multibillion-dollar sale?
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Diverse Pension Experts Outline Plan to Increase Coverage

May 11, 2007
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The goal of the initiative, dubbed the Conversation on Coverage, is to increase the number of people participating in retirement savings programs. About 52 million employees don’t have formal saving vehicles for their senior years.
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A Bonding Byproduct

March 23, 2007
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Members of Luxottica’s HR team spent long hours on the road together as part of their work in integrating a newly acquired company into the organization. They found that they built better internal bonds in the process.
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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. <i>Optimas Award</i> Winner for Managing Change

March 20, 2006
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Amid a surge in U.S. pension defaults, the federal agency's recruitment and retention strategies have been key to serving its growing customer base. The PBGC's retention rate in critical jobs is up by 25 percent and absenteeism has declined by 18 percent.
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Looking Inward at Bell Canada

March 1, 2005
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Amid ongoing downsizing and employee discontent, Bell Canada had to break down institutional barriers in order to redeploy workers from threatened departments rather than hire outside candidates for new openings. A wide-ranging initiative called Bell People First has redeployed more than 1,500 workers at risk for downsizing and saved about $36 million in severance costs during the first two years alone.
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Union Pacific's Recruiting Overhaul On the Right Track

March 1, 2004
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The 142-year-old railroad was stuck in the manila-folder era. It revamped its entire recruiting process, making life easier for everyone and saving more than $3.3 million.
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iOptimas Award -I Managing Change Almost Curtains

July 31, 2003
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The workforce management leadership at Designer Blinds in Omaha had a narrow window of opportunity to rescue the company from failure. Their efforts won them the Optimas Award for managing change.
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Orlando's Performance Appraisal and Merit Increase Program

October 16, 2002
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Includes definitions; information about appeals; bonus award amounts; and performance factors.
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