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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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7 True Stories of Irresistible Employee Volunteerism

Low participation rates for employee volunteer opportunities are a trouble spot facing many companies.But not all.Many companies seem to channel magic and create volunteer events that employees clamor to join. Companies like CSAA Insurance, which has an award-winning volunteer program that engaged 78 percent of its employees in service last year. And it’s not just participation rates that CSAA is nailing. Nearly 95 percent of CSAA volunteers have responded that they “agree or strongly agree”…See More
Jan 17
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12 Months of Social Impact is Easier Than You Think

You’re the manager of a corporate volunteer and giving program brainstorming ideas as you map out activities for the year. Or you’re a CEO weighing the budget for your company’s social impact agenda. Or you’re a passionate employee volunteer looking for suggestions to ramp up your company’s program.Whatever the scenario, if you’re involved with…See More
Dec 30, 2016
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One Way Americans Can Unite After the Election

“A house divided against itself cannot stand,” Lincoln warned. And yet here we are. Whatever your position on the outcome of the presidential election, there’s one thing we can all agree on: the country feels divided.Navigating the strong emotions on both sides with friends, colleagues, family members, and neighbors is an exercise fraught with danger. The air is heavy with a sense of estrangement from our fellow Americans. After the damage of a polarizing election, how can we put down our…See More
Dec 22, 2016
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Choosing Social Causes That Make Sense For Your Company

Business leaders know that their companies need to give back through volunteering and giving, and they do. But they’re not always sure where their companies should give back.According to Giving USA, 2015 was America’s most generous year ever, with corporate giving ($18.45 billion) increasing 3.9 percent (3.8 percent when inflation-adjusted) over 2014 giving.…See More
Dec 15, 2016
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Build It or Buy It? Tools for the Success of Your Volunteer Program

There’s no doubt that corporate volunteer and giving programs are now the centerpiece of many CSR programs.  According to one survey by CECP, of 184 companies - including 63 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, 89% of companies had a formal domestic employee volunteer program and 94% of companies offered at least one matching gift program.  As these programs have become a staple of corporate cultures, employees expect them as a perk and insist that they go beyond cause window dressing.…See More
Dec 8, 2016
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Do You Even Know What Employee Engagement Is?

High employee engagement is a goal shared by most company leaders, as it’s widely viewed as an indicator of a healthy corporate culture that many believe breeds higher levels of productivity, retention and recruitment. Deloitte reports that 87% of executives rate culture and employee engagement as their biggest HR related challenge.               But there’s no universal consensus on how companies can achieve high engagement, and in fact there isn’t even agreement on what defines employee…See More
Dec 1, 2016
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Effective Social Impact Has Never Been More Important

In mid-2015, diverse leaders around the world -- from government, nonprofit, the civil sector and private industry -- began to rally around the UN Sustainable Development goals in clear recognition of the reality that the problems our world faces are simply too great to solve alone.One year later, one has only to read the news to understand that global uncertainty seems only to be increasing. During such…See More
Nov 24, 2016
Lauren Turner commented on Ryan Scott's blog post 'Millennial Employees Have an Attitude Problem, But Not The One You Think'
"Awesome read! As an underemployed Millennial, I completely sympathize with how the fear of appearing "entitled, needy, and lazy" by mid-senior management gets lost in translation and mistaken for the need to be the "perfect…"
Nov 19, 2016
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Leaders Let the People of Flint Down. So Pro Bono Volunteers Stepped Up.

With Pro Bono Week 2016 upon us this week (October 23 - 29), it’s time to celebrate the value of this unique form of volunteering.Taproot Foundation, an organization that connects nonprofits and social change organizations with skilled volunteers who share their expertise pro bono, has built Pro Bono Week into a worldwide initiative that promotes pro bono services and encourages ever more companies and individuals to get involved throughout the…See More
Nov 18, 2016
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Let's Stop Trying to Make Our Employees Happy

Memo from the land of obvious: We live in a culture that hawks happiness like a drug.Don’t get me wrong: I’m not a curmudgeon who would begrudge people their happiness. In fact, I consider myself to be a fairly happy guy.But somewhere along the line, we seem to have lost sight of the point. Happiness has become a cultural expectation for all people at all times. Happiness gurus teaching happiness courses and writing happiness books have sprouted everywhere to help all of us - not just Americans…See More
Nov 9, 2016
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Get Ready for Generation Z

Millennials. They’re our youngest generation of employees and a colossal consumer base that dwarfs the size of their predecessors, Gen X. So it’s natural that cultural analysts and trend prognosticators have been trying for years to size up Millennials and make sense of what they want and where they plan to take us when they rule the world.But peeking right behind those Millennials is a tribe that’s even bigger and more mysterious: Generation Z. Defined as those born between 1996 and 2010,…See More
Nov 3, 2016

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In The Age of Trump, Corporate Silence is Suicide

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AdobeStock_73275284.jpeg In case you’ve been living under a rock, or hiding under your bed, the current political climate is presenting tough challenges for company…


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