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Articles by Jessica Marquez

Connecting a Virtual Workforce

September 26, 2008
To create a sense of belonging for its 178,000 employees, most of whom don’t work in company offices, Accenture employs webconferencing tools, an extensive orientation program, personal career counselors and community events at its offices.
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Sustainable HR

August 31, 2008
Joseph High, Owens Corning’s senior VP of human resources, explains his strategy for maintaining the materials and insulation manufacturer’s talent pipeline throughout the world.
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Retiree Health Care May Live On

August 5, 2008
Employers who want to extend retiree health care fall into two camps. One believes that continuing to offer such a benefit is key in giving them an edge in recruiting. The other camp is made up of organizations that want to continue to offer retiree coverage to encourage older workers to retire, rather than continue working just to have health benefits.
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Rallying the Home Team

July 24, 2008
Boosting morale and employees’ sense of ownership in the company has become a strategic priority at Home Depot amid the tough economy, says HR chief Tim Crow. New training, expanded cash bonuses and increasing face time with consumers are all part of the renovation plan.
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