by Jennifer Rosenzweig
After years of frozen compensation and reduced workforces, employers are looking for better ways to attract and retain the right talent—at the very time many burned-out employees are poised to jump ship.
There is no doubt that the competition for talent and loyalty will be fierce and critical to business survival.
The effects of the recession, coupled with the emergence of a multicultural/multigenerational workforce and the added influence of globalization, have helped turn the spotlight on innovative employers that seem to have magic formulas for attracting and keeping their employees happy and productive despite the economic forces around them.
Take the example of SAS Institute. This North Carolina software company has long offered personal (register to read more)at its headquarters campus that include: on-site child care, a medical care facility, a fitness center, an extensive art collection and even a 1.8-...