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

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

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

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

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 …

Quicken Loans builds culture with freebies, CEO contact

The success of a mortgage company in a shaky economy depends on the company’s culture, says Dan Majewski, vice president of HR forQuicken Loans. Quicken Loans’ culture includes lots of employee perks, from free concert tickets to vacations to hand-signed birthday cards from the CEO …

GSK hosts movie mornings for employees’ families


Once a year, GlaxoSmithKline’s facility in Moon Township, PA, rents a local movie theater and invites employees and their families to watch a film, munch on popcorn and sip sodas—free …

Trucking firm considers family before posting schedules


At Green Bay, WI-based Schneider National, truck drivers can enter events such as a child’s birthday into the transportation firm’s electronic scheduler so supervisors won’t schedule them to be out of town on the big day. The organization pairs the scheduling tool with other work/life perks …

Seattle firm accepts jobs only if its own employees are available


When Tim Jenkins and two friends started professional services firm Point B in 1995, they aimed to offer their employees an escape from the 100-hour workweeks and extended business travel that typically accompany high-powered consulting jobs …

Fortune names 9 Chicago employers among best to work for

Fortune magazine recently published its 2008 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and nine Chicago employers made the list …

Pennsylvania employers make Fortune’s ‘Best to work for’ list

Fortune magazine recently published its 2008 list of “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and two Pennsylvania health care providers made the cut …