Atlantic Health
Atlantic Health
Best Companies rank: 65

This health care provider has avoided layoffs by keeping a very strict review committee that approves managers' requests to eliminate, replace, or create positions. "Managers get frustrated with it, but we don't want to lay people off, so we want to make sure that we're not hiring excess people into the organization," says Lynn Turner, human resources director at Atlantic Health.

The company has also hired a lot of people on a per diem basis, both part and full time, so that if they need to cut back, they will reduce these employees' schedules or cut them altogether, which these individuals are fully aware of when they're hired. "This way, we can adjust our volume," says Turner.

By Caitlin Keating, reporter @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 20 2012: 6:56 AM ET
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