July 24, 2014
End of the Party?
by Ed Frauenheim
|The fun-yet-focused culture at online retailer Zappos has done much to create strong loyalty among employees and customers alike. But how that playful attitude will mesh with the culture of acquirer Amazon remains an open question.|
SPECIAL REPORT ON REWARDS & RECOGNITION: Back in a Giving Mood
|After a rough start this year due to the recession, rewards and recognition vendors are bringing in more business as layoff-battered clients look for low-cost ways to keep their remaining employees engaged.|
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|Looking to Serve Youth|
As the AFL-CIO revitalizes its EFCA lobbying effort, it hopes to convince younger workers that unionization can improve their lives; "chief commercial officer" becomes a hot executive title amid the recession; the downturn is hitting commissioned sales pros where it hurts the most; Utah health insurance exchange might be a national reform model. 5 Questions: "behavioral" prescription. The Hot List: rewards & recognition providers. Data Bank: risk of slashing too much.
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