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Marc Robinson had a great idea. Why, he wondered, can’t we take the cash back credit card concept and use it to beef up employee retirement accounts? SaverNation was the end result of Robinson's idea: In short, when employees shop online, they go through SaverNation, which has arrangements for cash back with virtually every nationwide merchant, and receive a percentage back from their purchase. The money is contributed to the 401(k) plan through the payroll system.
From informing employees about their employer’s crisis management program to communicating with employees during a crisis to addressing compensation issues afterwards, HR plays a crucial role in a company’s preparation for—and response to—crises, says consultant Lucien G. Canton.
Without even realizing it, most leaders do and say things that send employees into their “critter state” where every decision they make is driven by fear, says Christine Comaford, author of the new book SmartTribes: How Teams Become Brilliant Together. And the consequences are more dire than you might realize.
By Moe Glenner
The selfish employee can actually be the hardest working member of the team, says author Moe Glenner. However, we do need to distinguish between the selfish employee and the obstinate employee.
In recent years, bonus payments have been focused on performance. You may have spent considerable time and effort coming up with appropriate measures and metrics to support management’s efforts at paying just the right amounts to the right individuals. But now, technology and innovation have come to the rescue.
The number of employers offering virtual work arrangements has climbed steadily over the past few years, but recent decisions by Yahoo!® and Best Buy® to buck that trend provide an opportunity for HR professionals to evaluate the effectiveness of their own programs.
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