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Jessica Pecoraro Quoted in Star Tribune Article on the Importance of Employee Recognition and Retention Programs

April 16, 2012

Jessica Pecoraro, head of Maslon's Labor & Employment Practice, is quoted in an article that appeared in the April 12, 2012, business section of the Star Tribune titled, "Companies urged to give their workers a hand." The article profiles a new report issued on April 19, 2012, by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the employee-recognition solutions firm Globoforce, which emphasizes the need for employers to "fortify their employee retention and recognition programs."

In a global survey of HR managers, SHRM found that "9 out of 10 human resource managers said employee engagement is a top staffing challenge." According to the article, many companies scaled back employee appreciation projects to cut costs. Employee benefits pros believe that companies that fail to reinvigorate their programs could be at risk now that the economy is picking up.

Jessica, a member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO), a non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies, offered that every leader in the WPO group "wants to keep their talent and they want to do it by offering bonus programs or deferred compensation programs. They are looking for alternative methods other than salary to incentivize people, one so they perform, and two, so they stay." She added, "Everybody loves jeans day because the employees love it and it's free."

Jessica Pecoraro works with employers to obtain solutions in various types of employment disputes. She counsels employers in numerous aspects of employment law including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour law compliance, military leave laws, personnel policy development and review, employment agreements, drug testing, and discipline and discharge issues. Jessica also advises employers with regard to labor issues concerning union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practice charge responses, and labor strikes.

To read the Star Tribune article, go to "Companies urged to give their workers a hand."


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