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A Case For Child Care

April 1, 2004
While many employers steer clear of providing child care and are leery of the cost, complications and regulation, others are examining the matter in a new light. Abbott Laboratories, IBM and Procter & Gamble have developed cost-effective models for analyzing and meeting employees' child-care needs. The motivation is not humanitarian or altruistic. Some companies now regard child care as something they must do to be competitive.
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Adoption Programs Gaining Ground

March 29, 2004
The Calvert Group is one employer that kicks in money and time for employees who adopt children. But the take-up rate is low, so it costs companies little to increase employee morale and goodwill by offering this benefit.
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Blue Cross’s Volunteerism Policy

September 17, 2003
A copy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota’s paid-time-off policy for volunteerism. Employees with at least six months of service have access to 20 hours of PTO for volunteer service, provided the organization and activity adheres to their guidelines.
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