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Articles by Susan Ladika

Building a Philanthropic Culture Builds a Better Brand, Too

April 4, 2013
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With some 30 percent of employed people volunteering in 2012, companies tap into measured philanthropic efforts to boost their brand and business objectives.
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Dig This: Workplace Gardens Taking Root

April 1, 2013
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Employees get out from behind their desks to strategize about work while they're weeding.
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For Some Millennials, the Work Party Starts This Spring

March 8, 2013
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Now in its sixth year, Deloitte's alternative spring-break event initiates college students in the company's culture and commitment to causes.
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Employers Find Healthy Food Program Is Good for You

March 4, 2013
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Humana and Wal-Mart team up to offer employees an incentive to make better dietary choices.
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Exploring New Horizons: A Look at Ernst & Young's Expatriate Program

March 1, 2013
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Depending on the location, even basics such as the electrical supply, roads, health care and security can be issues for employees.
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'Shipping' and Handling: Picking the Right People to Head Overseas Is Paramount

March 1, 2013
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Companies are increasing the number of corporate globe-trotters to emerging markets such as Brazil and China, but there is a potential price to pay beyond moving furniture.
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'Global Nomads' Finding There's No Place Like Home for Benefits

March 1, 2013
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The upturn in so-called 'global nomads'—those who move from country to country on long-term assignments—has focused more attention on their medical and retirement benefits.
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A Little Bit of Employees' Time Can Go a Long Way as a 'Microvolunteer'

December 19, 2012
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Unlike traditional volunteerism, which may take hours of time, microvolunteering focuses on making use of the free time employees have during the workday, such as lunch breaks and coffee breaks.
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Coalition Cautions Employers to Weigh the Risks of Wellness Incentives

December 18, 2012
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The American Heart Association and American Cancer Society are among the groups providing guidance on how organizations can design outcomes-based incentives programs that don't discriminate against employees.
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Cabinet-maker Among Firms Adding Wellness to Health Care Cupboard

December 18, 2012
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For companies considering healthy programs, it's important to create a wellness culture, one executive says. “If you're doing it just to attack claims, don't do it. It won't succeed.”
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