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Articles by Charlotte Huff

An Intriguing Development for Workplace Concierge Services

March 23, 2008
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The services are still more the exception than the rule for companies. But late last year, food and facilities management giant Sodexho announced the acquisition of Circles, a veteran concierge service, and said it would make its services available to its roughly 3,000 U.S. corporate client sites. Does that signal greater interest in what concierge companies can do?
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Rewards and ROI A 'Fuzzy' Science

October 4, 2007
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At MGM Grand, the customers lining rows of slot machines aren't the only ones who can anticipate a windfall. So can the 9,500 employees who staff the sprawling casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Motivating Workers Worldwide

October 4, 2007
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In today's far-flung economy, companies need to manage recognition globally while tailoring rewards for local markets. Awards that are in line with business goals are the most likely to ensure a substantial payoff, but organizations expecting immediate results may be disappointed.
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Risk of Creating 'Soft' Employees

October 4, 2007
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To be effective, managers must learn how to credit exceptional work without devaluing the recognition power they wield.
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Green Recruiting Helps Bring in Top Talent

August 17, 2007
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In the race to attract the most talented, innovative employees, some companies like GE are painting themselves in green—a rich environmental green—to boost their recruiting leverage. An environmental pedigree, recruiting experts say, can help lure applicants.
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Highlighting Your Green

August 17, 2007
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If your business can brag about its environmental savvy, be sure to tell applicants. And don’t just rely on your Web site, recruiting experts say.
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Demon Speed The Danger of Hidden Methamphetamine Use

February 23, 2007
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While some measures show meth usage at work decreasing, drug intervention experts worry that several factors muddy a clear view of its workplace prevalence. Meth-infused energy and productivity can mirror ideal employee behavior, rather than addiction, they say.
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Recognition That Resonates

September 22, 2006
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Effective rewards--one that are personnally significant to the recipient--will not only motivate employees in the short term, but also may help engage them for the long haul.
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So Plastic Gift Cards Are Most Popular Incentive

September 21, 2006
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They offer much of the flexibility of cash and let employers raise their profile by adding logos or personalized messages.
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Consider Employee Age When Choosing Awards

September 21, 2006
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Different generations tend to have different priorities, but companies should be wary of embracing too many stereotypes.
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