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A Benchmark Is Not a Scalpel

November 18, 2008
Commentary: Benchmarking to identify opportunities for headcount reduction in HR is like getting a physical to identify opportunities for a tummy tuck. You don’t need the doctor to tell you where the fat is—that you know already. So if you’re determined to cut, use a surgeon. Just don’t try to convince anyone that you’re improving your health.
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