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Costco's Appearance Crusade

April 1, 2005
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When a Costco employee who belongs to the Church of Body Modification insisted that her religious beliefs trumped the company dress code, a legal battle ensued. This in-depth report examines what happens when an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with the company dress code.
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Costco's Appearance Crusade

April 1, 2005
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When a Costco employee who belongs to the Church of Body Modification insisted that her religious beliefs trumped the company dress code, a legal battle ensued. This in-depth report examines what happens when an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with the company dress code.
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EDS Reinvents its Workforce

November 9, 2004
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The inside story of how the struggling outsourcing giant plans to harness the power of its workforce and get the company back on track.
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Shop Our Store! Or Better Yet, Why Not Work Here

September 22, 2004
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For many companies, hiring customers makes good financial sense. One study found that employees who are also customers outsell employees who aren’t. Smart companies are putting this information to work, telling customers, “Hey, you’re in here every week; you should work here.”
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A Fallout Shelter

August 3, 2004
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An overview of how Aramark Refreshment Services ensures that new hires show up on the first day of work. Says VP Tony Petrucci: “We have to counter the counteroffers, make them feel like they’re a part of the family before they start, and work to overcome the emotions that come with changing jobs.”
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The Pickup Artists

July 15, 2004
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An in-depth look at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the biggest employers of college grads in the United States. The company has built an employment brand around its long tradition of promoting almost exclusively from within. The comments of an Enterprise employee sum up the message the company wishes to send to recruits. "Every day, I'm thinking on my feet. Managing a balance sheet one minute, conducting sales calls the next. Enterprise trains me, supports me and really rewards me when I perform. I've never learned so much so fast."
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On the Trail of the Security-Cleared Employee

January 30, 2004
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The labor shortage is alive and well when it comes to job candidates with security clearance. Demand for such employees outstrips supply. Even with niche job boards and aggressive payments for employee referrals, businesses are having a tough time filling critical jobs.
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