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Articles by Jessica Marquez

Retirement Out of Reach

November 7, 2008
With pensions and retiree health benefits largely things of the past—and financial markets devastating 401(k)s—companies are at risk of losing their competitive edge if they become storehouses of embittered older employees who put in only the minimum effort to keep their jobs.
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Performance Payday

September 30, 2008
Performance-based compensation rules the day among the top-paid 30 HR executives of 2007. And given that these are the executives overseeing the compensation plans for their workforces, that’s good news for employees and shareholders, experts say.
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A Culture of Colleague Support

September 26, 2008
Being able to support colleagues is an essential attribute for Accenture employees, since so many of them work in teams that are spread out around the world. The culture of people helping one another is often a hard concept to grasp for new hires, says Janet Hoffman, managing director of Accenture’s global retail practice.
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Company on the Lookout for Burnout

September 26, 2008
Without having the traditional boundaries of home and office, many workers lose sight of the division, an expert on work/life balance says. To address this at Accenture, the company tries hard to address employees’ personal needs, as well as their professional ones, says Richard Westphal, director of the firm’s U.S. Retain Talent group.
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A Company Of Communities

September 26, 2008
Accenture may be a firm that runs virtually, but it does try to get employees together at regular intervals, says its chief human resources officer. Every office has a number of “communities,” or groups of employees from a certain business line.
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