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A Family Friendly Backlash

July 31, 2003
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Resentment festers if employees believe that flexible-work programs are only for parents.
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Family-Friendy in Des Moines

July 1, 2003
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Midwestern values have infiltrated the workplace in Iowa, where employee benefits include the highest-quality car seats you can buy. One employee says “out here, we really do believe it takes a whole community to raise a child.”
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Babies Deliver a Loyal Workforce

April 1, 2003
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Optimas Award Competitive Advantage When it couldn't compete by offering bigger salaries, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners came up with a set of low-cost initiatives designed to retain its employees. The centerpiece: parents can bring babies under six months to work. Turnover plummeted.
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Truth and Myths of Work-Life Balance

November 28, 2002
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Ideally, work/life balance programs support diversity and are effective recruitment and retention tools. Trouble is, many companies don't deliver.
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How to Make the Right Voluntary Benefit Choices

July 15, 2002
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Voluntary benefits build retention at little cost to employers. But the dizzying array of choices means that HR needs to do its homework and decide what benefits best serve its workforce.
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Companies Find EAPs Can Foster Diversity

June 20, 2002
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Employee-assistance programs offer a wealth of work/life and diversity services, such as helping to find child and elder care.
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Companies Find EAPs Can Foster Diversity

June 20, 2002
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Employee-assistance programs offer a wealth of work/life and diversity services, such as helping to find child and elder care.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Design A Work-Life Balance Survey

June 6, 2002
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It should address company goals, culture, business issues, employees’ needs, the current level of work/life initiatives or benefits, as well as available community resources.
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How to Make the Right Voluntary Benefit Choices

May 21, 2002
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Voluntary benefits build retention at little cost to employers. But the dizzying array of choices means that HR needs to do its homework and decide what benefits best serve its workforce.
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How to Make the Right Voluntary Benefit Choices

May 21, 2002
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Voluntary benefits build retention at little cost to employers. But the dizzying array of choices means that HR needs to do its homework and decide what benefits best serve its workforce.
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