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Communicate payroll-Card benefits to help trim turnover

03/01/2007

When employees are "unbanked"—i.e., they don’t have bank accounts into which your organization can deposit their wages—they’re more likely to quickly jump ship for another job. To serve the nation’s 56 million citizens who don’t have traditional bank accounts, more organizations are using payroll cards, which are being credited with reducing turnover as well

Ogling Google: Best benefit practices of 100 ‘Best’ firms

03/01/2007

Google is just eight years old, but it beat out a slew of old-timers to snag the No. 1 spot on Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Reason: Its benefits are to die for

Case study: Give workers the power to reshape their jobs and goals

03/01/2007

Most organizations stick to traditional management approaches, largely because they don’t trust employees with control. But studies consistently show that employees who set their own goals work harder to accomplish them and are happier with their jobs. Here are some practical tips for empowering your employees.

Corporate Culture is key at 11 Florida firms on ‘Best’ list

03/01/2007

Fortune magazine’s recently released list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For, 2007” includes 11 Florida employers. In light of the current tight labor market, it’s important to note the reasons they made the list …

Corporate culture is key at the 6 Ga. firms on ‘Best Companies’ list

03/01/2007

Corporate culture figures prominently at six companies headquartered in Georgia that made Fortune’s new list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” …

Immigration raids create hiring trouble at Ga. chicken plant

03/01/2007

When federal immigration agents descended on tiny Stillmore, Ga., to raid Crider Inc., the local chicken processing plant lost 75 percent of its mostly Hispanic work force in one weekend. Many feared for the local economy …

‘Virtual officing’ allows Forest Service to retain top staff

02/01/2007

Some of the National Forest Service’s star employees have considered turning down promotions rather than relocating to major Forest Service locations in cities. Many have said they’d quit rather than abandon their rural lifestyles …

‘Balanced hours’ program helps recruit, retain lawyers

02/01/2007

Law firms often eschew scheduling flexibility because their income is based on billable hours. But the loss of a few hours isn’t as expensive as recruiting new lawyers. That’s why law firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham introduced its Balanced Hours program, allowing its busy lawyers to telework and flex their schedules

‘Best Companies to Work For’ list includes 5 Pa. employers

02/01/2007

It’s not just about money, as Fortune’s new “100 Best Companies to Work For 2007” list shows. And five of those best places are in Pennsylvania

Candy bars and $100 bills help recognize work ‘Stars’

02/01/2007

Since San Joaquin Gardens, a continuing care retirement community, began handing out candy bars and $100 bills, employee turnover has dipped 6 percent …