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Articles by Jessica Marquez

Battling Recession Jitters

April 8, 2008
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An increasing number of employers are working with their 401(k) plan providers to address employee concerns about an unsteady economy and keep their focus on the long-term goal of saving for retirement.
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Recession Handle With Care

April 4, 2008
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Already running leaner than ever, companies that take a measured approach in reducing headcount during the economic slump will be the ones that will have the critical people they need after markets rebound. The downturn may even be a prime opportunity to grab new talent from competitors.
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Disengaged Employees Can Spell Trouble at Any Company

March 27, 2008
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A costly scandal at a French bank raises the question: Why didn’t workers report suspicious activity? Poor employee engagement may be to blame.
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Standing Up to High Exec Pay Five Question with Robert Monks

March 13, 2008
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In his recent book Corpocracy , Robert Monks discusses how companies today are too beholden to making a profit—and as a result their workforces often suffer for it. He denounces the levels of executive compensation today and calls on shareholders to get more involved in these issues.
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Companies Target Moms-to-Be With Wellness Programs

March 11, 2008
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Ten years ago, many employers viewed pregnant employees as liabilities. But today, companies are seeing the potential for cost savings by reaching out to this group.
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The Balance Workers Want

January 4, 2008
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Abbott Laboratories has long prided itself for being innovative with work/life programs for its 33,000-plus U.S. employees—from its $10 million state-of-the-art child care center at its headquarters outside of Chicago to its extensive flextime initiative. And the medical technology giant is constantly looking for new ways to attract and retain talent, says Lesli Marasco, director of work/life solutions.
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The Balance Workers Want

December 20, 2007
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Abbott Laboratories has long prided itself for being innovative with work/life programs for its 33,000-plus U.S. employees—from its $10 million state-of-the-art child care center at its headquarters outside of Chicago to its extensive flextime initiative. And the medical technology giant is constantly looking for new ways to attract and retain talent, says Lesli Marasco, director of work/life solutions.
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Outisde Experts Crunch Numbers for Luxottica HR

November 13, 2007
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Luxottica Retail, which oversees well-known names like LensCrafters, Pearle and Sunglass Hut, has a distinct business challenge as a retailer of high-end glasses and sunglasses.
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The Outsiders Not the Usual Suspects

November 13, 2007
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A quarter of the Fortune 1,000 have selected their HR chiefs from outside divisions, such as legal and finance, reflecting the increasing need for more business-savvy leaders. And for these execs, the job could serve as a springboard to CEO.
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