Personnel Journal

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Articles from Vol. 73, No. 12, December

1994 Personnel Journal 100: Employee Ownership Flies
John Samolis used to have nightmares. As vice president of labor relations at United Airlines, he's weathered stormy transactions. After several previous attempts at consummating an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), an agreement was finally signed...
1994 Personnel Journal 100: Managing Seasonal Staff
H&R Block Tax Services, Inc. is getting a face lift. But even with 9,000 more attractive offices nationwide, filing tax returns can still be an ugly mess. That's why Nicki Gustin, assistant vice president of HR, places more emphasis on the training...
AT&T Connects HR and Business Leaders for Success
Those words, spoken by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant in 1876, began a revolution like none other. The birth of the telephone, through which he spoke that fateful day, enabled persons to speak with each other across distances never before possible.In...
Attracting the Right Employees - and Keeping Them
Every organization has its star employees. They may be the folks sitting in the senior ranks at headquarters. Or they could be the high-potential new kids on the block. But they all have something in common: The ability to continually outperform their...
AT&T Workers Form an Internal Contingent Labor Pool
One of the most profound changes that AT&T implemented since deregulation in 1984 is the restructuring of the company into business units, each accountable for its own profit and loss. With this change has come a constant staffing challenge as some...
Brown & Root's Dispute Resolution Program Heads off Employee
No company likes to throw away $1 million. However, that's exactly how much money Brown & Root Inc, a Houston-based engineering, construction and maintenance company was spending each year in legal and court fees litigating disputes involving employees....
Caudron, Shari
Question: Which employee would you rather manage? A) The marketing manager in the double-breasted suit who sits behind a mahogany desk in an office with hunting prints on the wall? Or, B) The graphic artist in the black jeans and T-shirt who sits at...
Disadvantaged Teens Work toward a Better Future
Ang Heng knows what it means to be scared. Really scared. One night this past summer, Heng, 18, was driving a friend home through an unfamiliar neighborhood in Long Beach, California. While stopped at a light, he and his friend suddenly heard "Mira,...
Employee Ownership Flies
John Samolis used to have nightmares. As vice president of labor relations at United Airlines, he's weathered stormy transactions. After several previous attempts at consummating an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), an agreement was finally signed...
Ford's Global Realignment
When Ford Motor Company realigns its front end, it's not just talking cars and trucks. It's talking about major organizational changes. Last April, the world's second-largest industrial corporation announced that it would reorganize its global automotive...
Managing Seasonal Staff
H&R Block Tax Services, Inc. is getting a face lift. But even with 9,000 more attractive offices nationwide, filing tax returns can still be an ugly mess. That's why Nicki Gustin, assistant vice president of HR, places more emphasis on the training...
Negligent Drug Test May Lead to Liability
THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS for the Fifth Circuit reinstated a negligence claim filed by a worker against Roche Biomedical Laboratories, whose testing procedures produced a false positive for methamphetamine.Robert E. Willis had worked as a utility helper...
Personnel Journal 100
If there's any single theme being echoed by human resources leaders nationwide, it's one thing: managing change. More than half a century ago, a majority of all workers labored on farms or eked out a living in heavy industry. Today, almost 80% of all...
Personnel Journal 100: Ford's Global Realignment
When Ford Motor Company realigns its front end, it's not just talking cars and trucks. It's talking about major organizational changes. Last April, the world's second-largest industrial corporation announced that it would reorganize its global automotive...
Personnel Journal 100: No Business as Usual
If there's any single theme being echoed by human resources leaders nationwide, it's one thing: managing change. More than half a century ago, a majority of all workers labored on farms or eked out a living in heavy industry. Today, almost 80% of all...
Personnel Journal Helps Rebuild America through Its Challeng
Along with everyone else in the United States, we at PERSONNEL JOURNAL watched as civil unrest devastated Los Angeles in 1992. For us, the event underscored the need for businesses to take a personal interest in helping break down the many barriers to...
Remedies for HR's Legal Headache
In the last chapter of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," Alice find herself smack dab in the middle of an absurd trial. As the story unfolds, Alice is perplexed because she has been accused of stealing tarts that, in fact, she never took. It's a...
Resume Fraud: Grounds for Termination?
In today 's complicated world, ethical decisions aren't always black or white; options often fall into gray areas, and it takes careful thought to determine the best step to take. Readers responded to this situation posed by PERSONNEL JOURNAL.The Dilemma:*...
Strategic Holiday Staffing at Lands' End
In the middle of a 40-acre snow-covered cornfield in rural Wisconsin, Lands' End is at the height of its holiday season. As a direct-mail merchant of clothing and sewn goods, Lands' End's workforce swelled from 4,500 workers to more than 6,500 during...
Strategic HR Management Is Vital
THE HUMAN RESOURCES FIELD HISTORICally has evinced a micro focus. Management has viewed the function of the HR practitioner as one of handling basic people issues--often the messy problems that line managers hope to avoid or push off onto others. One...
Strategies for Managing Creative Workers
Question: Which employee would you rather manage? A) The marketing manager in the double-breasted suit who sits behind a mahogany desk in an office with hunting prints on the wall? Or, B) The graphic artist in the black jeans and T-shirt who sits at...
The Adrenaline of Change
CHANGE--AND I DON'T MEAN PENNIES, NICKels and dimes--has been on my mind lately. There are good reasons for that, starting with the fact that I'm just beginning a new job. In mid-October, I was promoted to the position of publisher of PERSONNEL JOURNAL.It's...
"Unreasonable" Accommodation Not Required
TWO RECENT CIRCUIT COURT decisions demonstrate that there are limits to an employer's obligation to accommodate the disabilities of applicants and employees.In the first case, Donald Jackson was hired on January 14, 1991, by the Veterans' Administration...
Updates to Earlier Items
UPDATE TO "MANAGER'S Newsfront", January 1994. Harris Awarded More Than $150,000. A woman whose lawsuit created new sexual harassment standards in the workplace as a result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Forklift Systems, Inc. has...
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