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Articles by Ed Frauenheim

HR Chiefs, Too, Are Doing More With Less These Days

May 18, 2009
For many human resources executives, today’s hard times translate into tough days at the office. Top HR officials are being asked to oversee major cost-cutting—in many cases, layoffs. At the same time, they need to plan for future talent needs of their organizations. And often they face these twin challenges with a downsized department of their own.
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Co-CEOs Two at the Top

In an arrangement that’s rarer than ever at public companies, Aon Consulting is headed by co-CEOs. But the practice is common in family-owned businesses, and observers say it can make good sense: Two heads together at the top holds out the promise of smarter decision-making, additional inspiration for the troops and a lower risk of CEO burnout.
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