The Headcount Solution

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 6, 2003 - Business & Economics - 208 pages

Most organizations find themselves faced with the difficult task of downsizing at some point in their life cycle. The Headcount Solution is the only book that offers managers both alternatives to downsizing and the practical steps necessary to carry out layoffs with fairness and compassion. Including best practices from major public and private corporations, this practical guide offers effective cost-cutting measures and explains how to rebuild employee morale and motivation after a downsizing. This groundbreaking book introduces you to a new kind of management thinking that will allow your company to reduce costs but also sustain a competitive advantage, now and in the future.

 

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Contents

PART TWO The Headcount Solution
49
APPENDIX A Sample Employment Termination Agreement for an Individual 40 Years of Age or Older
193
APPENDIX B Sample Employment Termination Agreement to Be Used for More Than One Individual 40 Years of Age or Older
199
Announcing a Company Crisis
205
Announcing Alternative Work Arrangements
213
Layoff Announcement
219
Glossary
225
Index
229
About the Authors
235
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N. Fredric Crandall and Marc J. Wallace Jr. are founding partners of the Center for Workforce Effectiveness based in Northbrook, Illinois.

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