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A Family Friendly Backlash

July 31, 2003
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Resentment festers if employees believe that flexible-work programs are only for parents.
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iOptimas Award -I Managing Change Almost Curtains

July 31, 2003
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The workforce management leadership at Designer Blinds in Omaha had a narrow window of opportunity to rescue the company from failure. Their efforts won them the Optimas Award for managing change.
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Unifying American Standard

May 2, 2003
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When Larry Costello joined American Standard, the company's three businesses were operating independently and inconsistently. His challenge: to build a new unified company-wide HR department from the ground up.
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Babies Deliver a Loyal Workforce

April 1, 2003
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Optimas Award Competitive Advantage When it couldn't compete by offering bigger salaries, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners came up with a set of low-cost initiatives designed to retain its employees. The centerpiece: parents can bring babies under six months to work. Turnover plummeted.
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Sailors Get a Streamlined System

March 20, 2003
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The new system, which cost just over $7.5 million, will consolidate and centralize benefits, training, assignments, qualifications, and compensation information.
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Recharging Your HRMS

August 29, 2002
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Don't give up on your HR system yet. Instead, try these horsepower raising tricks.
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Mine Company Data with Decision-Support Tools

August 13, 2002
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Sophisticated decision-support systems do more than focus on HR. They analyze the enterprise as a whole, and may be a key to HR's ability to drive home the link between good workforce management and business performance.
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Choosing a Decision-Support System

May 20, 2002
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Use these tips in determining your decision-support system.
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