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  • Friday October 17, 2008

    The habits of exceptional CEOs

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    Lisa Withers keeps the three-year strategic plan for Spectracom Corp. on her desk and looks at it weekly. From that document comes the company’s operating plans, which in turn dictate the senior team’s goals.

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  • Friday August 22, 2008

    Handling layoffs correctly can minimize damage to company morale

    Article

    Every day, it seems, we learn of more victims claimed by economic woes. The airlines announce repeated downsizings. General Motors plans to slash thousands of manufacturing jobs. Here in Rochester, Student Loan Corp. will eliminate one-quarter of its workforce. The list goes on.

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  • Friday July 4, 2008

    How people-focused practices bolster M&A success rates

    Article

    For business leaders impatient with the often-slow pace of organic growth, mergers and acquisitions can seem the ideal way to quickly boost revenues, achieve operational synergy, grab market share and enhance shareholder value.

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  • Friday July 4, 2008

    Communicating value of benefits package a must

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    Imagine giving a big raise to an especially valued employee, hoping to enhance her loyalty -- and then forgetting to tell her about the increase.

    Inconceivable, right? Why make a generous gesture and then fail to take credit for it?

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  • Friday March 28, 2008

    How small companies recruit star performers

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    Is your small company still basing its recruitment strategies on job boards, newspaper ads, career fairs and mailed-in resumes? If so, you may as well classify yourself as a recruiting dinosaur, doomed to attract only mediocre applicants.

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