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1. Expectant and new moms get help from co-worker "buddies"

At Michigan-based accounting firm Plante & Moran, HR pairs expectant moms with those who’ve recently had babies so they can ask questions and get support. Buddies meet on company time, go out for lunches and participate in relationship-building exercises. Buddies also help new moms make a successful transition back to work.

Most of the moms take four to six months off after a birth. The company allows anyone who is eligible for FMLA leave to take up to six months’ parental leave. Employees tap their paid leave before dipping into their short-term disability insurance.

2. Shopping-spree contest helps boost sales, morale

Every few months, employees of Fun Bike Center MotorSports in Lakeland, Fla., gather at a local grocery store before it opens to watch three to five of their lucky colleagues scramble to fill their carts with as much food as possible in a...(register to read more)

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