To assist employees facing hard times the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery chain in the US set up its HOPE (Helping Our People in Emergencies) Fund. HOPE was funded by payroll deductions and made small grants available to any employee who had come upon financial hard times. In one case a grant was made to a cook whose wife had been out of work for six months, and the couple couldn't pay their rent or utilities. The employee filled out an application and submitted backup documentation. His name...

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9.6.3 Develop work & family work/life support systems
9.6.4 Manage & administer employee benefits
9.10.1 Retain human capital

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