time with their young children. Even
allowing for a long lunch when a doctor’s appointment must be scheduled
or Fido needs to go to the vet will be
3. Offer competitive compensation:
Young professionals want to know
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pay with solid health care and retirement benefits.
4. Upgrade your technology: Between
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or company cell phones with Internet
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hard work and achievements is key to
maintaining positive morale. If young
professionals know they are appre-
ciated for their contributions, the
return on investment is rewarding for
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Although unemployment continues to
hover near 10 percent nationwide, jobs
aren’t all that’s been lost during the
Great Recession, according to the Society
for Human Resource Management, which
says many employee benefits also have
received a pink slip during the downturn.
In fact, 63 percent of HR professionals
say the recession has negatively affected
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