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Articles by Joe Mullich

Nissan on Nashville Road Trip

November 23, 2005
The automaker's decision is part of a trend: companies using moves to achieve specific workforce goals. Companies making such moves must grapple with cultural changes, family considerations, retaining key employees and finding talent in the new locale.
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State of the Sector Relocation

April 8, 2005
Employee transfers are on the rise as companies see hopeful signs in the economy and ramp up global expansion. And relocation firms are eager to meet employers' demands not just for the basics, but for a host of new services--from pet boarding to immigration law to readjustment counseling.
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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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Warming Up For Leadership

November 1, 2004
Schneider Electric’s business-incubator project selects high-potential employees to act as members of cross-functional "SWAT teams" that have the authority and ability to move quickly within the organization to find new opportunities and solve problems. Schneider hopes that the project, less than a year old, will fuel sales growth while giving employees the experience they need to become company leaders.
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