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Ryan Scott
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Is Volunteer Recognition an Oxymoron?

With Volunteer Recognition Day and National Volunteer Week having recently past, it’s time to take stock of how - and why - we’re acknowledging the hard work of employee volunteers.By definition, volunteering is, well, voluntary. Or at least it should be; the alternative is making employees feel “voluntold,” and that defeats the whole point. Above all, volunteers want to…See More
May 16
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Here's What Rockstar Cultures of Giving Back Look Like

I write a lot about the direct line between corporate cultures of giving back and increased employee engagement. Time and again we see new data emerge that proves how much employees value working for companies that demonstrate a concern for more than pure profit.Company leaders learn the hard way that single-minded focus on the near-term bottom line doesn’t pay off in the long run. Rather,…See More
May 9
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The One Thing Nonprofits Wish Companies Understood

Beth Kanter knows a thing or two about nonprofits. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector, Kanter has penned several award-winning books and is the writer of one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. She’s trained thousands of nonprofits around the world and in the process has increased capacity building at organizations whose missions are so critical to our collective well-being. Kanter was named by Fast Company as…See More
May 2
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Pay Attention to Earth Day 2017. Your Employees Are.

Has Earth Day ever been loaded with more urgency than now? It would seem that way, as our planet is under siege not only by climate change but by the unapologetic leader of the world’s largest economy.And that’s why this year’s Earth Day - on April 22nd - is getting a colossal amount of attention. Company leaders, take heed: this is a historic moment to show you care about sustainability, which your employees - especially Millennials - really, really want…See More
Apr 25
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+IMPACT Spotlight: Building for the Future with Bozzuto CAO Julie A. Smith By Laura Plato

As the Causecast team revs up for our exciting +IMPACT East conference next month, we’re sitting down with some of the fascinating experts speaking at the event for a little window into their worldview.This week: Julie A. Smith, Chief Administrative Officer of Bozzuto, a privately held, integrated real estate services organization…See More
Apr 18
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Employee Engagement Quotes That Remind You WHY

Going through our routines like hamsters on a habitrail, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. People do it, companies do it. But if you’re a leader who cares about employee engagement, you need to be the one pulling everyone out of their humdrum malaise and creating an inspiring culture.According to surveys by America’s Charities, 88% of company leaders believe effective…See More
Apr 11
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The "Hygge" of the Happiest Employees

With all of the tumult in the air, everyone could use a big dose of hygge right about now.Clear your mind and picture this: cashmere socks and a crackling fire on a rainy day. Candles and shearling slippers. A warm latte with milk-foam heart. Pastries and sheepskin rugs.Cozy and comforting, right? That’s the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), which makes homes nicer, people happier, and for some reason is all the rage these days. It’s even made it to the Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016…See More
Apr 4
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Robots Can Help Us Save the World. If We Let Them.

While there are real fears that robots are taking away our jobs, some research suggests the opposite. Sure, 38% of companies believe AI and robotics will be “fully implemented” in their company within five years, according to Deloitte’s recent Human Capital Trends report. But the same research showed that 77% of respondents believe automation results in “better jobs,” and only 20% see job reductions. Fifty percent are investing in retraining workers…See More
Mar 28
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The Brave New World of CSR: AI and Predictive People Analytics

Predictive people analytics is a hot HR buzzword these days, but what does it really mean?A recent article by experts at McKinsey & Co. offered a succinct insight by quoting Bill James, the famous baseball historian and statistician: “There will always be people who are ahead of the curve, and people who are behind the curve. But knowledge moves…See More
Mar 21
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5 Ways to Engage Millennial Employees Through Cause

The Millennial generation presents a fascinating paradox.They’re motivated by purpose-filled work, even though money is a huge concern. Thirty-six percent depend on financial support from family and 7 in 10 young workers don’t have enough saved to cover two months of living expenses, according to Pew Social Research. But n…See More
Mar 7
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What You Wish Millennial Employees Were Saying About Your Company

"This company has a culture you can feel—ethical, caring, inclusive, and forward-thinking. We are a financial services company, yet we care greatly about our community and give back, at an individual employee level and at a corporate level. I LOVE working here. As a millennial, I have high expectations. I want to retire from this company, which tells you how special this place is!"- employee at Principal Financial Group, rated #21 on…See More
Feb 27
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In The Age of Trump, Corporate Silence is Suicide

In case you’ve been living under a rock, or hiding under your bed, the current political climate is presenting tough challenges for company leaders. Despite the reservations that many may have about wading into political discussions, CEOs are feeling compelled to speak out to assert their company’s values.Leaders at Silicon Valley giants and at other corporate conglomerates have been outspoken about their opposition to the President’s executive order on immigration, for starters. Twitter CEO…See More
Feb 20
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New Trends on Public Trust Reveal Opportunities for Corporate Social Impact

Trust is in jeopardy.At least according to Edelman’s “Trust Barometer 2016,” which reports a breakdown in trust of institutions - especially government - by the public across the world. More specifically, it’s the masses that are most distrustful, as opposed to the “elite” informed public, and this has opened a yawning gap amongst global populations.Across the world, sixty percent of countries are majority “distrusters” of government, media, business and…See More
Feb 14
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Why Obsessing About Volunteer Participation Gets You Nowhere With Millennials

There are certain goals in life that seem self evident. For HR and CSR leaders, one of those certainties is this: high employee participation rates means that your volunteer and giving program is a success. Ergo, participation rates must be at the forefront of one’s focus.My insightful friend Chris Jarvis recently raised the issue of employee participation preoccupation, asking his typically…See More
Feb 6
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How to Activate More Employees to Volunteer Through Deep Engagement

All employee volunteers are not created equal. And it’s important to understand the distinctions if you want to elevate your participation rates in 2017.The more common social-oriented volunteers are driven by social opportunities and care about the mission of the nonprofits they serve. Career-oriented volunteers are drawn to professional opportunities for advancement. And 24% of employees aren’t…See More
Jan 31
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4 Top Leadership Trends for HR Managers in 2017

What’s the biggest threat to building an engaged workforce in 2017? A recent study concludes: employee burnout.The study, by Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace, found that 95 percent of human resource executives think that burnout is what stands in the way of employee retention. What’s worse, they don’t think that a solution will be found in…See More
Jan 23

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Is Volunteer Recognition an Oxymoron?

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 12:45am 0 Comments

AdobeStock_143932621.jpeg With Volunteer Recognition Day and…


Here's What Rockstar Cultures of Giving Back Look Like

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 6:11am 0 Comments

AdobeStock_8804034.jpeg I write a lot about the direct line between corporate cultures of…


The One Thing Nonprofits Wish Companies Understood

Posted on May 2, 2017 at 12:44am 0 Comments

AdobeStock_98264736.jpeg Beth Kanter knows a thing or two about nonprofits. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector, Kanter has penned several award-winning…


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