发布时间：2016-03-08 来源：环球网校 发布人：wyznl
More Than Just Money （A）
When Patricia Rochester decided to go back to school after ten years as a staff nurse at Toronto Western Hospital, her employer not only cheered her on, but also paid her tuition and gave her a day off with pay every week to study. Throughout her years at the hospital, Rochester has also taken workshops on everything from coaching peers to career development –courses that she believes have helped her advance at work. "I‘m now head of the mentoring program for new hires, students and staff nurses," she says. "There’s a lot of room for personal improvement here."Perhaps as important, Rochester says her emp1oyer supports and values her work. "If you put in overtime," the nurse points out, "you get your meals —— they‘ll order in pizza or Greek food or Chinese." And if staffers feel stiff and stressed from too many hours on the ward, they can call for a free l5-ndnute shoulder-and-neck massage or even sign up for an eight-week evening course on meditation skills and stress-relief. If that’s not enough, employees can take evening course on meditation skills and stressed from too many hours on the ward, they can call Chinese." And if staffers feel stiff and stressed from too many hours on the ward, they can call for a free 15-minute shoulder-and neck massage or even sign up for an eight-week evening course on meditation skills and stress-relief .If that‘s not enough, employees can take advantage of five family days a year that can be used if the kids come down with the flu or an aging parent needs ferrying to an important doctor’s appointment. And they have access to arrange of perks such as special rates on hotel rooms, drugstore purchases, and scholarships for employees‘ children. You might wonder how an organization can provide such resources and still survive. But University Health Network is one of a number of progressive employers in Canada that have discovered that investing in staff is good business. If such initiatives help companies cut down on turnover alone, they’re well worthwhile, says Prem Benimadhu, a vice-president at the Conference Board of Canada. It costs anywhere from $3,300 to rehire support staff an average $13,300 for technical staff and a whopping $43,000 for an executive position, according to one study of Conference Board members. Innovative initiatives help companies attract talented employees, cut down on sick days （which cost Canadian businesses an estimated $17 billion a year or an average of $3,550 per employee） and keep employees more interest6d in their work. With the substantial talent short age that already exists in Canada and the prospect of mass retirement over the next five years – as many as 50 or 60 percent in some sector—— Benimadhu says that intelligent employers are putting a renewed focus on the people who work for them.
1、When Rochester decided to go to school, her employer
A.persuaded her to change her mind
C.cheered her on
2、Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a way to ease one‘s stiffness and stress?
A.To take an eight-week evening course on meditation skills and stress-relief.
B.To call for a free 15-minute shoulder-and-neck massage.
C.To use five family days.
D.To ask for sick leave.
3、Investment in staff has been motivated
A.to attract the public‘s attention
B.to reduce staff turnover
C.to solve labor disputes
D.to show off financial resources
4、Canada has been short of
5、In paragraph 2, the phrase "come down with" could be best replaced by
B."get rid of"