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Articles by Brenda Paik Sunoo

Changing Behavior at Weight Watchers

July 1, 1997
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Weight Watchers relies on well-trained leaders to motivate and encourage customers to change their eating habits. Brian Powers, general manager explains how HR fulfills this role.
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Guarding the People Factor Behind Prison Walls

June 1, 1997
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HR professionals at the California Department of Corrections not only must do their job well, but live with the possibility that mayhem can occur at any moment. James E. Libonati, assistant deputy director in the Office of Personnel Management describes a
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Pebble Beach Teeing Off With the Right Employees

May 1, 1997
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People are the most important asset, making HR the most important function—no matterwhat the business. Find out the unique challenges faced by his HR leader—and some strategies for handling universal HR issues.
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Call Centers HR Managers Unplug

April 1, 1997
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More time in a day? Sounds like a dream. Call centers, however, allow employees to do one-stop shopping for HR services. Better yet, they liberate managers from being only transactional agents to more long-term thinkers. Here's how.
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Royal Caribbean Managing Employees as Smoothly as a Cruise

April 1, 1997
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Tom Murrill, vice president of HR for Royal Caribbean, talks about HR's role managing a diverse workforce in a 24-hour operation.
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HR Protects People and Land at Wyland Galleries

March 1, 1997
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Dorothy :Dotsy" Bookout, manager of human resources for Wyland Galleries, talks about what it's like to apply human resources practices in the art industry.
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The Pros and Cons of Pre-employment Testing

March 1, 1997
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Experts answer the question: What are the merits and limitations of pre-employment testing?
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Relocating CaregiversHandle With Care

March 1, 1997
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Employees with elder-care responsibilities may increasingly request or refuse relocation. But R can reconcile this work/life dilemma. If you don’t, your company may lose seasoned employees or be faced with a worried workforce.
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Cherokee Nation When Native Values Drive Survival

February 1, 1997
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Nearly 159 years have passed since the Trail of Tears. Today, the Cherokee Nation is a thriving government and organizational enterprise. Its HR faces the challenge of recruiting, training and empowering a tribal workforce—and realizing the long-term visi
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Debating Tuition-reimbursement Programs

February 1, 1997
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Experts answer this question: How and why should companies provide tuition-reimbursement programs?
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