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Looking Inward at Bell Canada

March 1, 2005
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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Let Your People Go

February 23, 2005
Managers can often be stumbling blocks to internal mobility in a company. Smart firms may want to set up systems that encourage managers to play a stronger role in advancing their underlings’ careers, or that at least prevent managers from hindering workers who want to transfer.
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HSN Turns to Part-Timers

February 14, 2005
Adding part-time labor to better staff local operations and improve cost-effectiveness is just one aspect of an overall strategy to maintain flexibility and diversity within HSN’s workforce.
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Hospital Aims for Culture Where Employees Never Want to Leave

February 2, 2005
Saint Francis is listening to employees more. It’s recruiting from other industries. It’s using a job-shadowing program to let employees try out different positions. Turnover at the 189-bed hospital is down, from 20.6 percent in 2000 to 15.7 percent in 2003. Meanwhile, the hospital has enjoyed a surge in applications.
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