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Articles by Jennifer Koch

What You Can Measure, You Can Manage

June 1, 1999
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Randy Gorrell is a firm believer that if you can measure HR processes and practices, you can manage them - and add value to your organization by doing so.
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Has Downsizing Missed Its Mark

April 1, 1999
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Year-end figures show 1998 was the biggest year this decade for downsizing, yet unemployment is low and hiring is fierce. Is American business shooting itself in the foot with this massive firing and hiring?
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Paving the Road for Others Successes

March 1, 1999
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John E. Moore, senior vice president of HR at Cessna Aircraft Co. talks about the challenges and rewards of HR.
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Cool Relo Benefits to Retain Top Talent

March 1, 1999
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Companies are beefing up relocation policies and services to attract and retain top talent. Just beware that such add-ons don't skew your return on investment.
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Global HR Is a Mindset, Not an Address

March 1, 1999
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Malou Roth, vice president of human resources for Molex Inc. talks about what being in global HR is all about and why it's so crucial to the company's operations and growth.
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Organizational Transformation Takes Strategy, Patience and a Lot of Listening

March 1, 1999
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John Sloan, senior vice president of human resources for Sears, talks about the HR function and Sears' transformation process.
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1999 Vision Optimas Award Profile Cessna Aircraft Co.

March 1, 1999
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Cessna's 21st Training Program-which targets the unemployable in Wichita-has become a model welfare-to-work initiative.
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1999 General Excellence Optimas Award Profile Sears, Roebuck & Co.

March 1, 1999
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As recently as 1992, the retail giant lost $3.9 billion and faced crippling competition from upstart retailers. Today, the company is earning record profits and is worth billions more than it was. HR has been a key player in making it happen, through employee training, change management, transformed compensation plans, and a landmark tool that's helped prove the correlation between employee satisfaction and profits.
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1999 Global Outlook Optimas Award Profile Molex Inc.

March 1, 1999
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A global mindset is evident in everything from employee titles to standard practices in communication and training, In turn, the mindset helps support a management strategy to shift emphasis from one area of the world to another during economic downturns while still investing in the future.
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