RECOGNITION & REWARDS

'Trilogy of Care' helps keep health care employees engaged

09/03/2014

Employees of DaVita HealthCare Partners have a tough job, says Director Danny Shapiro: treating ­kidney patients with dialysis. So execs at the practice “believe nurturing each other better equips us to nurture our patients,” Shapiro says.

D.C.-area employers feature fun food perks

08/13/2014
Employees of Washington, D.C.-area companies that made The Washington Post’s inaugural list of the area’s top workplaces are apparently very well fed. Amid the medical, vacation and flex benefits cited by employees of the top firms are a huge number of perks involving company-supplied food.

Parkland execs' bonuses go to low-wage staff

07/31/2014
Dallas-based Parkland Health and Hospital System cut its executives bonuses this year, but not because the head honchos performed poorly. The system’s governing body decided the money was better spent raising the pay of the system’s lowest-earning employees instead.

Use tuition benefits to build home-grown skills

07/28/2014

Starbucks got a lot of attention this summer when it announced it would help its baristas—even part-timers—pay for online college classes offered by Arizona State University. That’s news for three reasons.

Marketing firm creates casual culture for staff

07/25/2014
To encourage a “lively spirit” among employees, managers at online marketing firm iProspect offer flexibility when it comes to training, schedules and dress code.

Bonuses are back, more popular than ever

07/07/2014
A downward trend for bonuses that began with the 2009 recession has been reversed. Part of the reason: Employers may be substituting bonuses for traditional merit raises.

A shot of undergrad studies for Starbucks employees

07/03/2014
Coffee giant Starbucks has a new plan to retain smart, ambitious workers: It’s going to reimburse tuition and offer financial aid for employees who take online college courses offered by Arizona State University.

Mortgage banker offers playful perks on the job

06/20/2014
Managers at national mortgage banker Supreme Lending encourage em­­ploy­­ees to balance work with time off and play—even on the job.

Pay tops job security as #1 reason for job satisfaction

06/13/2014
For the first time since the pre-recession year of 2007, U.S. employees say compensation is now their No. 1 contributor to their job satisfaction, according to an annual Society for Human Resource Management survey.

N.J. law office makes staff celebrations routine

05/12/2014
It’s not too early for the Newark, N.J., office of the Patton Boggs law firm to start planning its annual holiday celebrations—because it throws two separate parties every December.

eTeam execs urge physical, mental fitness for employees

04/25/2014
When IT experts at eTeam need to stretch their legs, they can do it in an on-site fitness room or use the gym memberships that the 15-year-old company helps pay for.

Casual atmosphere keeps iProspect employees engaged

04/18/2014
Employees of digital marketing firm iProspect play foosball and shoot hoops in between working with clients who hire the firm to boost their online presence.

Training, flex are rewards for good work at PwC

03/14/2014
Managers at PwC offer training, flexibility and recognition as rewards for good work. Here’s how the professional services firm pats its employees on the back.

Benefits: 6 lessons from great places to work

03/04/2014
Your organization can't compete with the blizzard of benefits—from on-site dry cleaning to gourmet meals—that helped Google top Fortune magazine's new "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. But you can adopt some creative perks offered by the other 99 employers.

6 great perks from Fortune's '100 Best Companies to Work For'

02/27/2014

Google earned the top spot on this year’s Fortune magazine list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” in part because of its array of amazing benefits. But the other 99 companies on the magazine’s list offer great perks, too. Which of these might work in your organization?

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