Abbott also provides a work environment and programs that enable entry- level employees to succeed in their careers and maintain a healthy work/life balance, a combination that Gen Y employees are looking for these days. Some of the highlights of Abbott's programs include:
-- A new "onboarding" Web site, designed with Generation Y in mind, helps
managers and new employees navigate through the first 90 days with
customizable development plans, progress checklists and training
-- A new program called LIFE (Logical Innovations for Flexible Employment)
encourages employees and their managers to explore flexible work
options, providing step-by-step guides with best practices and pros and
cons for different flexibility options, from flex-time to job-sharing
to compressed work weeks.
-- An online mentoring program provides one-on-one support for young
employees, empowering them to reach out to potential role models
throughout the company. In addition, employee networks such as Women
Leaders in Action, Black Business Network, Part-Time Network and others
provide informal networking opportunities.
-- Abbott offers many other benefits that are important to young
professionals, including 100 percent tuition reimbursement available
immediately upon hire; on-site fitness centers; sports leagues and
activity clubs; and opportunities to volunteer in local phil
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