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Where Paying Dues Delivers

May 10, 2005
Lea Soupata rose from truck driver to senior vice president of people programs at UPS, becoming one of the highest-paid female human resources executives in the nation in the process. It’s a success story, but it’s also just how things are at UPS, where people routinely work their way up from the bottom.
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Corporate Crunch

April 13, 2005
When conglomerate Unilever scooped up Ben & Jerry’s, some worried that the ice creamiconoclast might become just another plain-vanilla subsidiary. Instead, the two companies have flavored each other’s cultures.
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Alcoa Does Its Bit For The World

February 25, 2005
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
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
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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