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Articles by Gillian Flynn

1998 Competitive Advantage Optimas Profile Remedy Corp.

February 1, 1998
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Remedy's record growth and profits is tied inextricably to its ability to attract and retain the best employees in the booming Silicon Valley. HR does it better and cheaper than the industry average—and they have fun doing it.
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Be Careful in What You Say

January 1, 1998
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Defamation suits can crop up at any stage of the employment cycle: Performance reviews, investigations, demotions, terminations and references. How you can do your job in the most legally defensible manner.
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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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1997 Innovation Optimas Award Profile TBWA Chiat_Day, Los Angeles

November 1, 1997
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HR systems support the ad agency's virtual office: Employees don't have assigned work stations, desks, computers, or phones. Instead, they're encopuraged to wherever-and however- they're most productive.
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How Much Medical Disclosure Is Too Much

October 1, 1997
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Employee medical information is an emerging area of law. The lack of age-tested ground rules often leads to horrifying mistakes on the part of HR and managers. However, despite the gray areas, there are some guidelines.
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1997 Vision Optimas Award ProfileBRE.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co

October 1, 1997
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The company's pioneer training program, "A Matter of Respect," addressed sexual harassment issues years before it became routine in corporate America. Other elements have since been added to help sustain a hostility-free workplace.
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Independent Contractor vs. Employee Get It Right

September 1, 1997
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It's tempting to use "independent contractors," but they aren't the HR panacea that many employers seem to think they are. The must-knows of classifying workers as independent contractors vs. employees.
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1997 Quality of Life Optimas Award Profile Fox Inc.

September 1, 1997
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A compassionate approach to benefits means that employees with life-threatening illnesses get the help they need.
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1997 Global Outlook Optimas Award ProfileBRCirque du Soleil

August 1, 1997
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HR at Cirque du Soleil is trying to serve what amounts to a moving target: More than 1,200 employees representing 17 nationalities and speaking 13 languages attached to show tours playing all over the world. In response, HR decentralized many HR functions
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