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4 ways to recruit and retain a diverse work force

05/02/2008
DiversityInc magazine’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” is a list of employers that recruit and retain women and minority employees with perks just for them. Here are four best practices your organization might be able to adopt …

Insiders’ secrets for making the ‘Best companies’ lists

05/01/2008
Winning a spot on any of the dozens of coveted “best companies” lists can reap your organization a world of positive publicity and boost your reputation among potential recruits. But to win, you need to know how to play the game. Compensation & Benefits asked the experts to share some tips for placing well on the many “best companies to work for” lists …

7 steps to increase the use of voluntary benefits

05/01/2008
It’s possible for an organization to keep or even add employee benefits while tightening its belt and saying no to labor-intensive new products. How? Offer more voluntary benefits, which require little to no administration by HR and are paid for entirely by employees who choose to accept them …

KPMG attracts, retains employees with generous paid vacation time

05/01/2008
When global accounting firm KPMG hires a new employee, that recruit gets five weeks of paid vacation time—on Day One …

Extensive training is the key to recruiting and retaining

05/01/2008
Verizon Wireless is keeping its employees longer by keeping them educated and trained. The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company pays tuition for employees to earn business-related degrees …

Court voids grocery worker retention ordinance

04/18/2008
A Superior Court judge recently voided a 2005 ordinance that required large supermarkets to retain workers following an ownership change …

Quicken among the very best on Fortune’s best companies list

04/01/2008
Quicken Loans of Livonia ranked second in the nation on Fortune magazine’s 2008 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The magazine noted Quicken’s “ethically driven” culture, which allowed it to sail unscathed through the subprime mortgage crisis …

N.Y. employers make Fortune’s ‘Best to work for’ list

04/01/2008
Fortune magazine recently published its 2008 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and nine New York companies made the list …

Partner with marketing to create effective benefits messages

04/01/2008
More than half of all organizations rely on employee newsletters, special mailings and other printed pieces to increase enrollment in benefits programs, says a new study from the benefits consulting firm Watson Wyatt. Those pieces might not be as effective as you think. What you really need to do is convince employees to make some changes in how they manage their own benefits …

Attract and keep young workers with ‘Portable’ benefits

04/01/2008
Your organization’s youngest workers learned an important lesson about the workplace from their parents: You can’t count on keeping the same job for your whole career. If you want your talented Gen Y employees to stick around, you’re going to have to change the way you look at employee benefits. Here are three things they want that might surprise you …