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Alcoa Does Its Bit For The World

February 25, 2005
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Companies want to show employees, consumers and shareholders that they are paying attention to environmental, health and safety impacts globally. Alcoa sends employees on scientific field trips to show its concern.
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True Believers at Methodist Hospital

February 1, 2005
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When the Methodist Hospital in Houston decided to embark on a "values realignment," there were plenty of skeptics to be won over--including the new vice president of human resources. But the effort to revive faith-based values without cramming religion down employees’ throats has been hailed by workers, patients and the press.
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Preserving the Starbucks Counter Culture

February 1, 2005
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Starbucks’ competitive wages and generous benefits have made frontline recruiting as smooth as a latte. But with explosive worldwide growth, the Seattle coffee giant faces a tremendous challenge: Can it find enough quality employees to keep customers coming back for more?
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Recognizing the Unsung Heroes

November 1, 2004
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Some of KeySpan's recognition efforts go toward thanking people whose work is indispensable, if not high profile.
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Magic For Sale

September 3, 2004
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Top management at the Walt Disney Co., may be under intermittent fire, but its people programs steadily drive theme-park success. The company has packaged its workforce-management ideas under the Disney Institute brand and is happily disseminating them to corporations throughout the United States, including Chevron, BMW, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Bank of America.
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Success, Scandinavian Style

July 30, 2004
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The product names aren't all that's unusual at Ikea North America. Pernille Spiers-Lopez, the Danish-born president of the mushrooming home furnishings chain, is making her company a hotbed of high-yield humanism.
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The Company Picnic is Alive and Well

July 1, 2004
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There's no demonstrable ROI, but that doesn't stop the venerable company picnic.
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Call Centers How to Reduce Burnout, Increase Efficiency

June 4, 2004
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Researchers at Wharton discuss what's causing high turnover in call centers.
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Family Values, Warm and Fuzzy Math

May 29, 2004
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Everywhere you go, it's about values.
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