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What Do Sports, Safety and Sustainability Have in Common?

A healthy mix of work and play make for happy, successful employees.
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Known for a commitment to safety and sustainability, associates at Kohler Co.'s vitreous plant in Jhagadia, India proved recently that their recognized success is due, in large part, to working, and having fun together.

Associate Volleyball League

The casting team prevailed against the administration team in the championship game of the plant's seven-day volleyball tournament in June. In total, 16 associate teams competed in the tournament. Prizes were awarded to the winning team and to associates deemed "Player(s) of the Match."

Melbourne Business School Wins the Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge

Global competition from 87 business schools across 25 countries
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August 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Melbourne Business School (MBS) MBA students won the 2017 Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge in which other 87 teams from top business schools in 25 countries around the world participated.

‘Company Culture’ Doesn’t Happen Inside an Office Building

This August, #NestleCares day is getting hands-on with thousands of employees across more than 100 communities
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by Paul Grimwood, Chairman & CEO of Nestlé USA

What does it really mean for a company to be a member of the community? Nestlé has been part of communities in the U.S. for more than 100 years, and we’re now proud to be part of 120 hometowns in 47 states. On August 10, thousands of our employees will get hands-on in those communities, leading projects from cleaning up rivers and parks to cooking food at local shelters to gathering school supplies for elementary school students in our neighborhoods.

Jobs for Unemployed Veterans

After 18 years in the Army, Jeff was medically retired and having the all-too-common experience of struggling to find work after service. The happy ending began when social media connected him with one of his former soldiers who was a manager at Walmart.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 7,000 -- 4.5 percent of the 164,000 veterans in Oklahoma's work force -- are unemployed. But there's another 152,000 veterans who aren't considered in the work force, which means they're either not looking for jobs, or have given up looking.

"I would like to see us do better," said State Senator Frank Simpson, "because I think military people bring some unique skills with them that maybe their civilian counterparts don't have."

Three Quality of Lifehacks to Bridge Generational Differences in the Workplace

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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A 60-something instructor at a major university was working on a project with an undergraduate student. The student complimented the instructor on her proficiency with technology. The student thought he was paying a compliment to the instructor. The instructor was offended because she believed the implication was that her skills were good “for someone her age,” playing into the stereotype that all Baby Boomers struggle with technology. Little did the student know that the instructor serves on the boards of several technology companies and is a former CEO of a tech company.

The Intern Experience: All Ideas are Welcome

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Technology plays a huge role in just about every job these days, which is why Comcast NBCUniversal is committed to teaching young people about technology and helping them prepare for the brightest futures possible.

SEED SPOT, Booz Allen Hamilton Award Local Social Good Entrepreneurs

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When kids love to read, you want to make sure they have access to books they’ll love. But recommending the right books is a complex and time consuming process, and even when the best books are identified, many families and schools can’t afford to buy them. Enter Mia Learning, which uses machine learning to match kids with books, strengthening self-directed reading skills while building kids’ personal libraries.

“Culture is the DNA of the Company”: An Interview with JetBlue’s SVP of Talent, Rachel McCarthy

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On last year’s list of the best companies to work for in the US, JetBlue secured an impressive spot in the top 25, coming in at number 21. In 2017, however, the low-cost airline buckled its seat belt, secured its tray table and soared all the way up to the number 3 spot.

Keeping the Community Clean in Suriname

Newmont Employees Volunteer to Clean up Local Community
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Newmont’s Merian operation in Suriname is committed to building strong relationships with the local community and to supporting environmental stewardship in the region. Recently, employees and members of the local Pamaka government worked together to clean up debris and litter along the shore of the Marowijne River in Langa Tabiki village.

A group of more than 25 volunteers collected 60 garbage bags worth of waste.

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