The issue has gained renewed attention in recent months as a several new studies paint a dismal picture of work/life balance in American organizations.Read More
Many firms herald their talent as their differentiation, but Wells Fargo & Co. has a record to support its rhetoric. When it posted a profit of $7 billion for fiscal 2004, an increase of 13 percent compared with 2003, CEO Dick Kovacevich rewarded employees with a special contribution in Wells Fargo common stock to their 401(k) plans. And despite a massive merger, the company minimized layoffs by retaining staff.Read More
Executives hoped that employees would take more responsibility for their own satisfaction and find ways to achieve their career goals within the company. The result: Turnover fell from about 33 percent to 21 percent.Read More
Offering insurance to hourly workers--aimed at reducing turnover--is part of a larger effort to improve the overall dining experience.Read More
The company’s diversity training program has not one but five education programs that address the workplace inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. Kodak says its practices have improved its recruitment efforts and have bolstered teamwork, leading to productivity gains in manufacturing and finance.Read More
Companies including Ford, Intel and Texas Instruments are using employee resource groups to manage spiritual matters in the plant or office.Read More
Gradually, workforce policies are treating sexual orientation on par with other dimensions of diversity, such as race. Some companies embrace gay awareness training because of philosophical beliefs in equality. Others see it as a way to foster teamwork, enhance productivity or woo gay consumers.Read More
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