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The HR Specialist: Compensation and Benefits

Starbucks got a lot of attention this summer when it announced it would help its baristas—even part-timers—pay for online college classes offered by Arizona State University. That’s news for three reasons.

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To encourage a “lively spirit” among employees, managers at online marketing firm iProspect offer flexibility when it comes to training, schedules and dress code.

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A group of Wisconsin businesses has created a series of videos for grade school and high school teachers to use for teaching practical applications for math on a manufacturer’s production line.

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A handful of employers are now offering unlimited vacation time. HR pros agree on five guidelines for the concept.

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Financial services firm Edward Jones is aggressively recruiting military veterans as financial advisors.

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Many companies are focusing more effort on developing “HiPos,” but simply offering a HiPo program doesn’t guarantee business success.

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Whether an employee of Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance is a pilot, a medic or an HR director, he or she has a working knowledge of all of those jobs.

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PwC started priming its future workforce by inviting female college students to participate in a forum on women’s leadership in April.

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In a serious bid to retain the tax and business advisors it employs, New York’s WTP Advisors is piling on the benefits—including unlimited vacation time.

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The fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 U.S. v. Wind­­sor decision continues to affect employers. The IRS now says that 401(k) plans that define marriage and spouses in terms of heterosexuality must be amended to define those terms in a gender-neutral way.

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