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A concierge-type service for your employees

How do you retain a staff in a time of nearly full employment, when good workers can easily get hired down the street? For an innovative solution, check into Circles.com, which offers employers a concierge-type service to be made available to employees. Circles' concierges will do pretty much everything-from walking dogs and babysitting, to getting tickets to sold-out events, even overseeing major house-hold projects. Part of the logic: The less a worker's mind is cluttered by issues from the home front, the more fully he or she can invest in the job.

This story appears in the September 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »