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Articles by Maryann Hammers

Unifying American Standard

May 2, 2003
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
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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