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Giving Gets a Boost by Taking One to the Team

April 5, 2013
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At Hampton Inn staff meetings, team members have built bicycles and playhouses for children in need in the United States, as well as prosthetic hands for children in Latin America.
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Survey: 2011 Saw $20 Billion in Corporate Giving

April 5, 2013
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That came in the forms of direct cash donations, cash donations through their foundations, noncash donations and matching employee donations.
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Building a Philanthropic Culture Builds a Better Brand, Too

April 4, 2013
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With some 30 percent of employed people volunteering in 2012, companies tap into measured philanthropic efforts to boost their brand and business objectives.
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A New Beginning

January 14, 2013
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On Jan. 7, 2013, MediaTec Publishing Inc. bought Workforce from Crain Communications Inc. MediaTec's president, Norm Kamikow, provides his thoughts on the purchase.
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How do We Sustain Collaboration Between Business Units as Our HR Function Moves to a Different Floor?

November 11, 2011
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As part of an expansion, our company plans to shift the human resources and finance departments to different floors, away from the business. We're not changing our HR focus or team structure, but I'm worried we'll lose the tight interaction HR has with business units. Another concern: if HR becomes a destination, instead of a quick Q&A in the hallway, employees and managers may feel less comfortable approaching us. How do we sustain our collaborative culture during this transition?
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Patagonia Fills Payroll With People Who Are Passionate

November 5, 2011
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Perennially recognized as a good workplace for mothers, the California company also has earned a reputation for employee loyalty at a time when other apparel retailers commonly see turnover of more than 100 percent annually.
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Back These Smart Safety Net Fixes

September 20, 2011
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Sadly, some business leaders pooh-poohed the call for payroll tax relief and a tax credit for hiring the long-term unemployed with what amounted to a kind of whining. Let's hope the employer community reacts more positively to the president's safety net legislation.
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Firms Tally the Value in Values-Based Recruiting

January 25, 2011
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The philosophy of corporate culture as a source of competitive advantage—along with a defined mission and adherence to values—has existed for several decades. Yet many companies have struggled to implement these concepts and create mission statements or value propositions to just hang on a wall.
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