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Articles by Jessica Marquez

Battling Recession Jitters

April 8, 2008
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
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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The Balance Workers Want

January 4, 2008
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
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 Outsiders Not the Usual Suspects

November 13, 2007
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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