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Articles by Jennifer Koch

PEOs Make HR Easier With Staff Leasing

December 1, 1996
Smaller companies usually choke on high employment costs. But many small- to medium-size firms now outsource many types of HR services to professional employer organizations (PEOs)-from payroll and benefits to the drastic move of outsourcing HR administration for their entire workforce. It may be just the solution your company is looking for.
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Employee Commitment Embrace Today's New Deal

August 1, 1996
The old employment contract-lifetime employment in exchange for loyalty-is gone. Unfortunately for many companies, employee commitment fled with it. But by embracing the new deal of mutual responsibility, companies can get it back-stronger than ever.
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Reflexite Corp. Share the Pain to Share the Gain

June 1, 1996
Financial health is what most companies strive for. But there are times when every company has its dip into the red. Reflexite Corp. knows exactly what to cut during downturns-salaries, work schedules and raw materials. People cuts are used only as a last resort.
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Duke's Newest Power Tool

June 1, 1996
To stay alive in a deregulated utility market, Duke Power Co. had to develop a new workforce-planning process that would utilize current skills, but also help grow competencies needed for the future. What it came up with was simple, yet effective-and makes sense for today's rapidly changing businesses.
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PSE&G Create Job Orders, Not Pink Slips

June 1, 1996
Utility giant PSE&G reorganized in 1993 and axed 575 jobs. But it kept the people. By transitioning most of the redeployees into temp jobs, then to other full-time positions within the company, it was able to keep the talent and eliminate the bloat.
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Employing Society's Outcasts

April 1, 1996
Never say never. Companies that employ individuals whom other companies consider unemployable—such as the homeless, former felons or people with little formal education—are finding that the benefits far outweigh the risks, and that it's also the socially
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