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M.D. “It’s Your Prerogative to Make Sure Employees Take Time Off”

May 29, 2004
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After a vacation, Mel Borins says, employees find their work more interesting and become more efficient at their jobs, and the rate of absenteeism actually decreases.
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Child-Care Models

April 1, 2004
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Forty-two percent of companies help employees find care.
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A Case For Child Care

April 1, 2004
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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
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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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Streamline Benefits on Eight Tracks

September 18, 2003
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By earning benchmarks, doing cost-benefit analyses, and measuring employee lost-time, you can show ROI.
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The Effectiveness of Work-Life Programs

September 18, 2003
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Some programs, like an alternative work week and a compressed workweek, are more effective than others at reducing absences.
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Camping World's Job Descriptions

September 18, 2003
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Short ads for a Senior Marketing Analyst; a Call Center and Sales Support Manager; a Second Shift Warehouse Supervisor; and an Assistant Managing Agent.
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Sickened By the Cost of Absenteeism

September 2, 2003
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Internally devised tracking systems, off-the-shelf software and outsourced absence reporting services are all growing popularity as employers try to figure out where an estimated 15 percent of their payroll is going.
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Job Absence Rates

August 5, 2003
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A chart that shows days of absence as a percent of scheduled workdays.
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