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Articles by Jessica Marquez

Total Reward Statements Morph From Value-Add to Call to Action

July 10, 2007
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Employers increasingly are using total reward statements to encourage employees to take advantage of benefits the company offers.
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Opening Up the Books to Win Workers Trust

June 29, 2007
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Companies can train managers to be kinder and more open to employees, but only those organizations that are transparent and share their profits with employees will truly gain their trust, one expert says.
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Kindness Pays Or Does It

June 29, 2007
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A school of management thought holds that creating a positive corporate culture boosts business performance, but even many proponents of this philosophy admit they can’t make a direct financial link.
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Post-Retirement Money Management

June 12, 2007
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401(k) plan sponsors are going beyond just helping employees save enough for retirement. They’re also helping employees who are about to retire figure out how to manage their income when their working days are over.
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Firefighters, Military Are Hot Targets in Health Care

May 18, 2007
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The health care industry is looking to recruit firefighters and former members of the military to help fill the ranks in the face of major skills shortages.
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Making a Career U-Turn

May 18, 2007
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Employers facing talent shortages may want to take note how recruiting displaced workers from old-line industries like the U.S. auto business—and collaborating with firms in similar straits—can help them close workforce gaps.
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With 401(k) Fees, Employers Better Get Ahead ... or Fall Behind

May 8, 2007
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As class-action lawsuits and regulatory scrutiny heat up around 401(k) fees, employers need to figure out what they are paying and why they are paying it.
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Companies Call For EAPs to Assist in Identifying and Helping Domestic Violence Victims

April 27, 2007
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Lost-productivity costs as a result of domestic violence add up to $727.8 million annually, and 7.9 million paid workdays are lost a year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. An employer coalition is seeking to work with employee assistance programs to ensure that they know how to spot the signs of abuse.
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Debunking the Myth of Why Women Leave the Workforce

April 23, 2007
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Researcher and author Sylvia Ann Hewlett found that women don’t necessarily want to leave work forever to raise families. Sometimes they don’t want to leave at all. Employers need to find new ways to retain a valuable part of their employee population.
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A 'Broads' Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Women

April 20, 2007
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After working at Goldman Sachs for 14 years, Janet Hanson felt isolated and removed from other working women. She founded 85 Broads (a nod to Goldman’s Manhattan address), a network of 17,000 women around the globe, and recently, Broad Impact, a consulting firm. Here are her views on how to find and keep great female employees.
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