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Tapping Family Leave—Occasionally

September 3, 2010
For employers, intermittent use of the Family and Medical Leave Act can pose some of their greatest challenges. Even if workers use the law appropriately, the periodic leave requests can create paperwork and tracking difficulties, experts say.
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Employers Cope With FMLA's Expanded Reach

September 3, 2010
Amid tight economic times, the scope of the federal law has been expanded to a few additional groups, including military families and same-sex parents. Human resource and legal experts provide advice on how to fairly apply the law's family leave protections and minimize the possibility of legal action.
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Volunteering on the Job Clock

August 30, 2010
Corporations that provide employees paid time off to volunteer typically pursue one of two routes: setting a designated volunteer day or providing a block of paid hours annually. Which approach works best depends upon the employees involved, as well as what company officials want to achieve through the volunteer initiative, experts say.
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Working Time

April 23, 2010
Commentary: Just what is the 'normal workday'? For many of us, it’s a concept that no longer has any meaning. The time is not far off when people will work when they want to, and they will be judged and rewarded by what they achieve.
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What Drives Engagement in the Digital Age?

March 30, 2010
Daniel Pink’s newest book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us , disputes the long-held corporate notion that handing out rewards—money, for example—is the best way to motivate employees. This carrot-and-stick approach, he says, is not only outdated, but is counterproductive and crippling to company morale.
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Tailor-Made Careers

January 27, 2010
Deloitte's Mass Career Customization program, which allows employees to "dial up" or "dial down" their responsibilities to fit their personal and professional goals, has resonated with its workforce. Now the company is trying to make believers of its clients.
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