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Articles by Karen O'Leonard

Karen O'Leonard

Karen O'Leonard


Karen studies and writes about the trends, benchmarks, and statistics of enterprise learning and talent management. With her keen business and statistics background, she helps us understand the numbers and major changes taking place in our industry, and writes about how we can apply this information to drive business value.


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Are Layoffs Really Worth It?

by Karen O'Leonard

As I started my research to write a paper on how to manage a downsizing, I was struck by how few firms which engage in downsizing actually meet their intended goals. It seems pretty straightforward: layoff workers - cut payroll expenses - improve profitability. Right? A number of research studies may prove otherwise.

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