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Articles by Rachael King

Fending Off Corporate Raiders

March 1, 2004
The cost of employees leaving can be double or triple if they go to a competitor. As the economy continues to heat up, this will happen more often, and employers will have to defend themselves against competitors looking to raid their top performers.
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Employers Give Workers Debit Cards to Access Benefit Dollars

November 25, 2003
Companies are giving employees debit cards to access funds for flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, transportation reimbursement plans and educational assistance programs. About 350,000 employees currently use debit cards from one vendor, MBI, and that number is expected to increase to more than a million by the first quarter of 2004.
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Great Things Are Starting at Yum

October 29, 2003
The restaurant company has been pouring energy into retention, recognition and communication. Its motto, in fact, is "Great things start here." But the company acknowledges that an employment brand doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t match the experience of employees. The result is lower turnover, higher sales, increased earnings per share and better customer service at the drive-thru.
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The Trouble With Hyping Your Jobs

September 2, 2003
One of the world’s biggest recruiters, the U.S. Army, will spend $250 million to recruit just over 100,000 new soldiers in one year. Like many large businesses, the Army is walking a fine line between selling itself and giving realistic expectations.
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Chili's Hot Interview Makeover

July 2, 2003
Chili’s would love to grow its restaurant chain faster, but finding management talent is a challenge. VP Jan Barr has at least one solution to the problem. An online interviewing system is helping to manage résumé flow and identify stronger candidates earlier in the assessment process.
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