Water is the vital resource to support all forms life on earth. Unfortunately, it is not evenly distributed over the world by season or location. Some parts of the world are prone to drought making water a scarce and precious commodity, while in other parts of the world it appears in raging torrents causing floods and loss of life and property. Throughout the history of the world, dams and reservoirs have been used successfully in collecting, storing and managing water needed to…Continue
Added by Kalele on September 4, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments
If you see "Random Hacks of Kindness" on a bumper sticker, the answer is no: that is not a typo. Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is the name of an online community of volunteer developers, aka hackers, who create…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:56am — No Comments
As evolving technologies keep us hooked to new and updated gadgets, and Americans now own (according to the Environmental Protection Agency) an estimated three billion electronic products, one inconvenient question lurks constantly in the shadows:
What are we supposed to do with all of…
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For those searching for employee engagement ideas, corporate volunteering has become an extremely hot topic. The…Continue
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In an era of corporate scandals, lost profits and the public’s declining trust, businesses are acutely sensitive to their brand reputation. That’s why…Continue
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With summer upon us and sunshine beaming into cubicles everywhere, employees are feeling antsy. Daydreams of sandy beaches and pina coladas occupy brain real estate once reserved for work logistics; it’s…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:24am — No Comments
The grim jobs report in May has riveted the nation like a slow-motion train wreck, confirming our darkest fears about a sputtering economy that may be stuck in a stall or, worse, falling. We’re a country of Chicken Littles now,…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on September 3, 2012 at 3:17am — No Comments
As the excitement from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games continues, several world-class athletes are teaming with Deloitte on a 10-stop national campus tour to encourage students to 'go for the gold™' in all aspects of life, especially their future careers.
With approximately 7,000 job openings for newly minted college graduates and interns, Deloitte is joining forces with Olympic and Paralympic athletes to present "It's Your Race, Take the Lead!" During the month-long tour…Continue
Added by Jessi Copeland on September 9, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments
Amidst continued economic uncertainty, it’s ever more important to recruit and retain employees who will show long-term loyalty to your company. Staff turnover is a costly exercise, and it’s particularly damaging when you lose top talent.
According to Curt Coffman, co-author of First, Break All the Rules,…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on September 7, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
As we learn more about shared value and its implications for different sectors, a frequently asked question is around what it means for investors. Writing in the Harvard Business Review, Michael Porter and Mark Kramer argue that shared value will "drive the next wave of innovation and productivity growth in the global economy." Put this way, it is clear that an understanding of one of the key…Continue
Added by Jessi Copeland on September 3, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments
When cause marketers intentionally select media partners based on a shared target audience, the opportunity for strategic marketing is amplified. The Cause Marketing Triangle increases audience engagement by leveraging the power of a media brand to engage with its listeners or viewers who comprise the campaign’s target audience. A media partner can do this in a number of ways including content, social media and guerilla marketing expertise.
Starting from scratch is difficult in all…Continue
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Employee volunteer programs provide excellent opportunities for businesses to create a positive corporate image, establish friendly relations among staff members and, most importantly, do something good for the community. This unique form of…Continue
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At a time when attention spans are shrinking against the exponential growth of new technology applications and digital tools, maintaining employee engagement is a hard-won…Continue
A guest post on how-matters.org by Mary Fifield
The power of learning is not just a slogan for many of us working in the non-profit sector. It's the value that undergirds the programs that we help deliver—programs designed to support people in discovering their own talents and skills to better their well-being, their environment, and their society. It's a value that supports our own…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 28, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Roundup:
It has been said that there are only three things that don't change, death, taxes and change.
Here is a manifesto to help you thrive on the last one.
Be the difference you want to see in the world.
I work with business owners/leaders and leaders of business units in multi-national companies to lift employee performance by enhancing their…
Added by Ian Berry on August 24, 2012 at 6:40pm — No Comments
A guest post on how-matters.org by, Clement N. Dlamini, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Development Management based in Matsapha, Swaziland
Communities have inherent in their systems, means of survival and a tenacity that has seen them through very difficult times. There is heart in communities that keeps pumping and keeping people alive even in the midst of…Continue
With unemployment in America affecting over 35 million people; as a country we need to stand up and do something about this. More and more job seekers are becoming hopeless and mental health issues are running rampant. This not only affects new grads, but all generations. Many older workers now can't retire due to financial reasons, as well as being active, healthy and wanting to continue to contribute to society. It is not the "government's" problem. It is all of our…Continue
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Roundup:
Added by Brad Ewing on August 22, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Millennials: 79 million. Baby boomers: 76 million.
No wonder the younger tykes are increasingly stamping their mark on workplace cultures. Millennials are the fastest growing segment of today’s workforce, and even amidst a prolonged…
Added by Ryan Scott on August 21, 2012 at 2:29am — No Comments