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Articles by Gillian Flynn

Do You Have the Right Approach to Diversity

October 1, 1995
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You can't just plug in a program, preach your support and hope that the whole diversity issue handles itself. Companies such as Avon, Bank of America and Gannett provide models of diversity done right.
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Nice Companies Don't Finish Last A Look at Assistance That Works

October 1, 1995
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Acts of kindness can pay off for both employees and their companies-they just must be chosen carefully. Here's a look at a handful of proven success stories.
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Deciding on Dependent Care Isn't Child's Play

October 1, 1995
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With serious expenses for a fairly small portion of most companies' work forces, is offering child-care centers really the way to go?
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How To Ensure Your Company Is More Female Friendly

October 1, 1995
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Today's top women candidates are taking closer looks at potential employers to ensure they have a supportive culture. Don't just assume your company is female friendly-make sure it is.
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Benefits Cost-justification Checklist

October 1, 1995
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We help out employees as a means of boosting the bottom line. Here are some considerations as you look over your programs.
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Warning Your Best Ideas May Work Against You

October 1, 1995
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We've been so busy heralding the benefits of helping-hand programs that we've ignored their potential dangers. It's time to stop and look around, because many "employee-friendly" benefits can actually be detrimental-enabling overwork, encouraging company-dependence, and sucking down money without a reasonable return on investment.
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The Immigration Reform and Control Act Demands a Closer Look

September 1, 1995
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You may think you're in line with the IRCA, but even a small misstep can bring charges of discrimination or fines for non-compliance.
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Does Your Severance Plan Make the Cut

August 1, 1995
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Like any other employee benefit plan, a severance package must be individualized to each company. Asking some pointed questions about what you want from your policy will ensure that terminations are clean cut.
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Employment Contracts Offer a Variety of Benefits—When Done Right

August 1, 1995
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Employment agreements can protect a company's finances on a number of levels. Unfortunately, if they're not drafted correctly, they can also lose a company big money.
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Your Severance Package May Be Covered Under ERISA

August 1, 1995
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You could be in violation of ERISA without even knowing it. Your severance plan may qualify as an employee benefit plan-and as such would be subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
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