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Work, Cancer and Us

February 27, 2013
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'If you don't know someone who has been afflicted by cancer, chances are good that your colleague does.'
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Businesses Tout Marriage Equality Bill for Workers

February 27, 2013
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The coalition's formation comes at a time when the Obama administration is taking steps to ease federal benefit rules for same-sex domestic partners and spouses.
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Part of Boston Consulting Group's Success Comes From Looking Out for Its Workers

February 20, 2013
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Boston Consulting Group ranked No. 4 on Fortune's Best Companies list for its emphasis on a positive culture and the development of the firm's most important asset: its employees.
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Putting Value Into the 'Employee Value Proposition'

February 20, 2013
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In the past several years, more companies have introduced or re-crafted their “employee value proposition” to give employees a better idea of what the total employee experience encompasses, beyond the basic salary and benefits. Laura Sejen, global practice leader of rewards for consultancy Towers Watson & Co., recently spoke with Workforce contributing writer Meg McSherry Breslin about the key factors employers should keep in mind when they're looking to revise their employee value proposition, otherwise known as the "employment deal."
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Cancer Poses a Growing Challenge to Employers

February 14, 2013
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Care for cancer patients costs employers an estimated $264 billion a year in health care costs and lost productivity, although cancer strikes just 1.6 percent of the workforce.
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Working in Candy Land

February 14, 2013
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Bowls of sweets may be filled with the best of intentions, but it can take a vat full of self-restraint to keep from eating that second, third or even fourth peanut butter cup.
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Honoring Diversity the Hawaiian Way

February 8, 2013
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The 'Hawaiian Renaissance,' which helped restore the language and time-honored cultural practices, has changed workplaces in Hawaii, especially at tourist hotels.
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Honoring Diversity the McDonald's Way

February 8, 2013
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Dialogue and the exchange of cultural information happen through the fast-food giant's Intercultural Learning Practice and Intercultural Learning Lab.
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In Defense of Corporate Diversity Programs

February 8, 2013
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Companies say programs that honor different minority groups pay off.
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Bringing the Jobs Back Home: How 'Re-shoring' Is Coming to America

February 7, 2013
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For years companies have looked to outsource jobs to cut costs, but now more U.S. employers are looking to beef up operations domestically. It's a trend known as 're-shoring.'
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