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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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Joining the Ben & Jerry's Cause

May 29, 2004
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The original Ben and Jerry have taken up other causes.
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Two Heads Are Now One

April 1, 2004
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Kraft has scrapped its unusual two-CEO structure, to no one's surprise. Job-sharing arrangements among corporate chiefs are "always such a wonderful disaster," says one management observer.
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What Goldman Sachs Looks for in Leaders

March 11, 2004
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Good leadership, the company says, is built on teamwork and change and grounded in integrity and fairness. A leader must have a clear vision and the communication skills needed to execute.
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