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Family-Friendy in Des Moines

July 1, 2003
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
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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