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Articles by Jennifer Koch

PEOs Make HR Easier With Staff Leasing

December 1, 1996
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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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Must-have Global HR Competencies

October 1, 1996
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Know-how for a successful international HR career.
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Employee Commitment Embrace Today's New Deal

August 1, 1996
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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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Expert Advice on How To Move Forward With Change

July 1, 1996
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The last thing you want to do is to be left holding the rope after a corporate change process-with no one at the other end. Listen in on this high-level discussion about how the human resources professional can get a grip on change management.
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A Utility Aligns Pay With Corporate Change

July 1, 1996
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Southern California Edison realized that with deregulation comes competition-and aligned its pay structure to meet its competitors head on.
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Reflexite Corp. Share the Pain to Share the Gain

June 1, 1996
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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
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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
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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
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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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