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1993 Quality of Life Optimas Award Profile Stride Rite Corp.

July 1, 1993
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Stride Rite was the first US company to provide on-site care. Since then, the company has added on-site elder and other work/life benefits.
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Job-sharing in the HR Department

July 1, 1993
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Pierie O'Connor and Kim Murphy share a desk and a chair. They also have the same boss and the same job.
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What Stride Rite Learned About Child and Elder Care

July 1, 1993
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Karen Leibold, director of work & family programs, talks about what Stride Rite has learned about providing on-site child and elder care for workers and the community.
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Stride Rite's Benefits Mirror Its Commitment to Individual, Family and Community service Goals

July 1, 1993
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The benefits range from $2,000 scholarships to a volunteer program that allows employees to take time off with pay.
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10 Ways That Managers Can Help Overworked Employees Reduce Stress

June 1, 1993
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There are many ways in which management can reduce employee stress. Here are ten ways.
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Working Smarter How HR Can Help

June 1, 1993
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Growing competition and downsizing have extended the workweek, at the expense of productivity and morale. HR professionals can help employees learn to prioritize tasks, make better decisions and lead balanced lives.
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If You're Feeling Overworked, Just Think About How the Japanese Must Feel

June 1, 1993
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Japanese workers work 10% longer then the average U.S. employee, that's roughly 225 hours more each year. The Japanese also suffer form karoshi (death by overwork). Its symptoms include high blood pressure and asthmatic-like problems.
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Employee Action Prompts Management To Respond to Work-and-family Needs

February 1, 1993
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When employees at Weyerhaeuser felt that management didn't understand the value of child care, they conducted a survey to prove the need. Today the company has a resource-and-referral service.
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