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Has Downsizing Missed Its Mark

April 1, 1999
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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1999 General Excellence Optimas Award Profile Sears, Roebuck & Co.

March 1, 1999
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
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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