Starbucks Offers Free Online College Classes to Employees

Want to get that bachelor's degree you’ve always wanted, but couldn’t afford? Become a barista. The Starbucks Corporation announced Monday that it's going to finance online degrees for employees via Arizona State University. The Starbucks College Achievement Plan, the first of its kind, will be available to U.S. Starbucks employees working at least 20 hours a week.

Employees Prefer Prosocial Bonuses Over Cash

Everyone loves being appreciated at work and nothing says “we love you and hope you stay here forever” more than monetary rewards. According to new information, however, employers are moving toward prosocial bonuses – bonuses that you pass on to either coworkers or charity, rather than keeping for yourself. Do you feel more rewarded and appreciated when you receive the warm and fuzzy feeling of a good deed? Or is this just the next step up from a doughnut bonus?

The Connection Between Employee Wellness and Recognition Programs

Employers have long known that corporate wellness and employee recognition programs work, but how well they support business objectives has been previously unknown. That is until a recent study was released that provides valuable insight into the connection between employee wellness and recognition programs.